- The service chiefs should be retained by Buhari according to Ohaneze youths
- According to the group, the service chiefs are performing
- Going further, the group backs Governor Umahi over his comments on the service chiefs
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The call of Governor Umahi on service chiefs has been backed by the Ohanaeze Youth Assembly (OYA).
The South-East youths disclosed this in a statement signed by its president, Henry Chukwuemeka Udeh, on Saturday, August 8, Daily Trust reports.
According to the group, Umahi’s counsel represents the popular view of Nigerians.
“We, as a group, see his commendation of the Chief of Army Staff who he described as a very big committed person, and very friendly with the civil society as apt and his assurance to partner with the Chief of Army Staff as in order,” the statement read in part.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that following the call for the sack of service chiefs in the face of the current security challenges, the governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi has urged Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari not to listen to the call.
Governor Umahi explained that the Nigerian leader should increase the funding and logistics of the service chiefs to aid their performance rather than contemplating to relieve them of their duties.
Umahi while noting this praised the Army for their gallantry and dedication, adding that their assignment was not an easy task.
He added that the Army needed the full cooperation of Nigerians at all levels to succeed.
It would be recalled that senators on Tuesday, July 21, asked the president to sack the nation’s service chiefs and also called for the resignation of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu.
The lawmakers made the demands in their respective contributions to the discussion on the security situation in the country during plenary.
The senators said the service chiefs should be replaced since they do not have new ideas in fighting insecurity, adding that the top hierarchy of the military should brief its relevant committees on the factors militating against its operations to find a way forward.
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