Senator Kashim Shettima (APC-Borno Central) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the nation’s Service Chiefs.
The former Borno governor stated that new ideas are needed to tackle the issues of insecurity plaguing the country.
Speaking on Arise Television, the lawmaker insisted that the current Service Chiefs were no longer effective in the discharge of their duties.
Shettima said, “Why I was agitating for the removal of the security chiefs has to do with the fact that they have given their best but their best is no longer good enough. Shehu Shagari had three service chiefs in his four years of stewardship.
“Nobody is indispensable. And the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. We believe that morale is high; there is the need for an injection of people with new ideas, with fresher perspectives to come and address the issues.
“By June next year, Course 35 is going without reaching the pinnacle of their careers. So justice, equity, fairness and even commonsense demands that these service chiefs should go.”
Naija News reports that there have been increasing calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig the nation’s security architecture.
Nigeria has been engulfed with various security issues from the massacre of over 43 rice farmers in Zabarmari, Borno State to the abduction of over 333 students of the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina State.
President Buhari also came under condemnation recently for refusing to visit the school or even the parents of the abducted students despite being in the state.