Senators, Rep members demand Service Chiefs’ resignation


Some senators have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the nation’s Service Chiefs while some members of the House of Representatives demanded their resignation.

They also called for the resignation of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu.

This followed a debate on the nation’s security during Wednesday’s plenary at both chambers of the National Assembly in Abuja.

In the Senate, the lawmakers made the demands in their respective contributions to the discussion on the security situation in the country during plenary on Wednesday.

They are Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, as well as Senators Musa Sani, Betty Apiafi, and Solomon Adeola.

While Senator Sani called for the resignation of the police boss, Senators Apiafi and Adeola asked the President to remove the service chiefs.

According to the lawmakers, the service chiefs should be replaced since they do not have new ideas in fighting insecurity in the country.

The honourables in the lower chamber called for the resignation of the service chiefs since President Muhammadu Buhari has refused to sack them.

In his remarks, one of the lawmakers, Abubakar Fulata, sought the redeployment of soldiers serving in the North-East.

He noted that the military personnel have stayed too long at the war front and were exhausted, stressing that they should be replaced to improve the onslaught against insurgents in the region.

The service chiefs include the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar; and the Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok Ekwe Ibas.


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