The presidency on Monday gave reason why President Muhammadu Buhari has refused to sack the nation service chiefs regardless of widespread demand for their removal.

The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the president, Garba Shehu, cleared the air on the matter when he featured in a programme on Television Continental (TVC) in Abuja.

He mentioned President Buhari has refused to sack the service chiefs as demanded by many Nigerians as a result of he “sees what others don’t see in them.”

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He stated: “It’s as a result of he’s seeing issues that critics should not seeing. He’s seeing issues most individuals don’t see.

“The engagement of the service chiefs isn’t a tenured appointment. There isn’t a a part of the regulation that claims the chief of military staff should serve for two years. Then, after two years, he should go.

“He serves on the pleasure of the president. Now, the president has stated he’ll make adjustments. When will he make these adjustments? It’s totally as much as him. I feel Nigerians ought to give him the good thing about the doubt.”

The National Assembly had last 12 months urged the president to sack the service chiefs over their “incapability” to sort out the worsening security challenges within the nation.

Throughout one of many Senate sittings final 12 months, a lawmaker instructed his colleagues that the service chiefs had outlived their usefulness and ought to be changed with “young and dynamic” army personnel to steer the nation’s campaign against the Boko Haram insurgents, bandits, and different felony parts terrorizing harmless residents in lots of elements of the nation.


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