Nigeria presidential spokesman Garba Shehu has said the agitations and clamour for the sack of Nigeria’s Service Chiefs following several horrible and senseless killings of innocent citizens by Boko Haram insurgents are out of place.
The Presidential aide was a guest on ARISE News where he said “the service chiefs serve at the pleasure of the President and if the President is satisfied with their performance he keeps them and the buck stops on his table.
“The clamour for the sack (of Service Chiefs) is out of place considering that the President is not subject to the opinion of the opposition political party which has clamoured for this all the time.
“It’s entirely his own determination, he decides who he keeps as a service chief and for how long. The laws don’t prescribe a term limit.”
Mr Shehu did not, however, deny several media reports where he was quoted to have told the BBC that the slain farmers ought to have gotten clearance before visiting their farms.
He subtly blamed the slaughtering of the farmers by suspected Boko Haram terrorists on the farmer’s failure to carry out due diligence and not obtaining a military clearance before commencing work on their farms.
By Abel Ejikeme