- Orji Uzor Kalu has said that only the Senate can recommend the sack of Nigeria's service chiefs
- The former Abia governor said that President Muhammadu Buhari is not pleased about the nation's poor security
- Kalu noted that he suspects sabotage as the major problem in relation to this worrisome issue
Orji Uzor Kalu, a former governor of Abia state, on Tuesday, September 1, gave his position on the menace of insecurity in the country and the call for the sack of service chiefs.
After a personal visit to former Nigerian leaders, Ibrahim Babangida and General Abdulsalami Abubakar, Kalu informed journalists in Minna that even President Muhammadu Buhari is not pleased with the rate of killing, kidnapping and all forms of violent crimes, Vanguard reports.
In his opinion, the former Abia governor said that he suspects sabotage in relation to the issue of insecurity.
He said: "The security challenge has defiled almost every solution, I am sure that Mr. President is very worried and angry with the current situation.
"Our president is a top-class Army General (rtd) and a former military commander. I see a form of sabotage; but the issue of sabotage will be addressed.”
Speaking on the call for the sack of service chiefs, the Senate's chief whip, said that this can only be done by the collective decision of the Senate.
Kalu stated: “As regards the change of service chiefs, the issue will be addressed through a collective decision of all members of the Senate."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Lieutenant General Alani Akinrinade (retd.), former chief of Army staff, had said that service chiefs in the country do not have any tenure which is a problem.
Akinrinade made this known in a recent interview amid calls for President Buhari to sack service chiefs due to the worsening insecurity in the country.
The former chief of Army staff said the tenure of service chiefs is not stated anywhere that they have to serve for a particular period.
He said: "There is no tenure and that is the problem. It is not stated anywhere that you have to serve as the Chief of Army Staff for four years or as Chief of Defence Staff for two years."
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