- Arewa Professional Forum, a northern group, has called on President Buhari to sack the service chiefs and appoint fresh minds
- The group said the service chiefs have exhausted their ideas and have nothing more to offer
- The Nigerian Senate had earlier asked the service chiefs to resign
A northern group tagged Arewa Professional Forum (APF) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to allow the service chiefs to quit over what it described as the worsening state of insecurity in the country.
TVC reports that the group said the service chiefs have exhausted energies, ideas, and capacities, adding that they can no longer turn around the country’s security for the better.
Legit.ng gathers that the APF made this known in a statement issued after its third annual meeting in Kaduna by its national coordinator, Dr Ibrahim Nasir.
The group charged President Buhari to understand reasons Nigerians are calling for the sacking of the service chiefs and appointment of fresh minds.
The APF reiterated that the president should drop the service chiefs and appoint younger and well-experienced officers.
“He should listen to them by dropping the service chiefs, who have since reached retirement age in the military and appoint new ones with fresh ideas to do the job for which we elected him to do,” the statement read partly.
Recall that the Nigerian presidency on Tuesday, July 21, said only President Buhari can sack the service chiefs.
A presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, made the statement when reacting to a resolution of the Senate earlier in the day, asking the service chiefs to resign or get sacked for rising insecurity in the nation.
But the presidency in reply said Buhari reserves the right to appoint or sack service chiefs. Adesina said Buhari will do his best for the country at all times.
In another report, President Buhari has also expressed worry over the source of arms to terrorists and bandits in the country despite border closure.
During a closed-door meeting with service chiefs and state governors in Abuja on Tuesday, August 11, President Buhari tabled some critical questions to the leadership of the military and other security agencies in the country.
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