Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Buhari in an interview with Arise News, said that the clamour for the sacking of service chiefs because of the insecurity in Nigeria is ‘out of place’ and that the President has the right to appoint or keep any of the service chiefs, as long as he is satisfied with their performance.
“I am not aware that the tenure of service chiefs is subjected to any law of regulation that is clearly stated. They serve at the pleasure of the president and (if) the president is satisfied with their performance, he keeps them. The buck stops at his table with all due respect to the feelings of Nigerians.
The clamour for the sack is out of place considering that the president is not subject to the opinion of opposition political party which has clamoured for this all the time and other people who think that they have a role in it. It is entirely his own determination. He decides who he keeps as his service chiefs and for how long. The laws don’t prescribe a time limit”