The Senate has again called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the service chiefs and appoint new ones.
“As I speak, my heart bleeds because innocent people have been killed. These people were trying to make a living and unfortunately they met their end. Mr. President, this doesn’t happen anywhere in the world. It is the height of insecurity. This is a condemnable act”.
The official twitter account of the National Assembly further quoted Shettima saying,
“Let us stand on existing resolutions in addition to the prayers. For me the No 1 resolution that I will like to re-emphasize is that it it time for Mr. President to allow our Service Chiefs to go”, he added.
The senator explained that the Service Chiefs have not been able to address the security challenges plaguing the country since 2015 when they were appointed by the President.
The House, in a resolution, therefore, urged the President to immediately initiate the transitory process of phasing out the current over-stayed security chiefs and replacing them with new ones with new ideas and solutions
Aside that, the senate demanded the “restructure, remodel and revamp the country’s entire security architecture”.
The federal government is also asked to provide enough state-of-the-art weapons and equipment to effectively combat the belligerent power of the insurgents.
In addition to this, the senate urged the President to immediately initiate probe into widespread allegations of corruption and leakages within the security structure and put mechanisms in place to foster transparency and ensure all resources meant and deployed for security are actually spent on the needs on ground
However, today’s call for the exit of the service chiefs is not the first from the ninth assembly. The Senate had previously beckoned on the Presidency to select new security chiefs with fresh ideas.