The Presidency has reacted to the call by the Senate to sack the service chiefs following the killings of soldiers fighting insurgency and banditry in parts of northern Nigeria.
Recall that the Senate on Tuesday asked heads of the armed forces to step down due insecurity in parts of northern Nigeria.
The Presidency in a statement released by the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said the appointment and sacking of service chiefs remained the prerogative of Buhari.
But the Presidency, in its reaction, disagreed, saying it is the prerogative of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), to appoint and sack the service chiefs
Adesina said this in a statement titled, “Service chiefs: Position of Presidency on the resolution by the Senate.”
Adesina said, “The Presidency notes the resolution, and reiterates that appointment or sacking 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.”
The lawmakers made this call barely a month after the Senate President, Dr Ahmed Lawan, met with the President over the rising insecurity in the country.