President Muhammadu Buhari has told the Senate that he could not be pressured to sack the Service Chiefs as requested by the lawmakers against the background of spiralling insecurity situation in the country.
Reacting to a resolution by the Senate today that the Service Chiefs should either resign or be sacked, the President reminded the Senators that “appointment or sack of service chiefs is a presidential prerogative”.
Buhari made his point in a statement issued by his media adviser, Femi Adesina.
According to the statement: “The Senate Tuesday adopted a resolution calling on the Service Chiefs to resign or be sacked due to the multi-pronged security challenges in the country.
“The Presidency notes the resolution, and reiterates that appointment or sack of Service Chiefs is a Presidential prerogative, and President Muhammadu Buhari, in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, will do what is in the best interest of the country at all times.”