The National Assembly has received the backing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, for the removal of the service chiefs.
The group noted that the continuous killings and attacks in the country are a national and international embarrassment
Ohanaeze Ndigbo described the statement released by President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, as unacceptable and an insult to Nigerians who are affected by the attacks.
The president of the group, Nnia Nwodo, in a statement released through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Emeka Attamah, said Ohanaeze wondered why the Federal Government has refused to safe the nation from undeserved calamity.
“What was special about the current service chiefs that made them indispensable? It is unconstitutional to keep a worker in service long after he is due for retirement.”
“It was not surprising that there are overt dissensions in the military with soldiers resigning in their numbers due to dissatisfaction and disaffection coupled with the alleged corruption in the force.”
“The situation now suggests that there is more to their retention than the interest of the country which the Federal government needs to explain to Nigerians.”