President Buhari cannot sack Service Chiefs now, says SGF
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha on Tuesday criticised those calling for the sack of Service Chiefs.
Mustapha declared the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will not sack the Service Chiefs now.
He said there are processes that must be followed to effect their sack.
The SGF’s intervention comes as the national security adviser accused President Mohammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff of undue and dangerous interference on matters bordering on national security.
News about a battle for supremacy in the affairs of nation’s security between Nigeria’s National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd) and the Chief of Staff (COS) to the President, Mr. Abba Kyari filtered in yesterday.
Consequently, Mr Monguno has fired a warning memo to all service chiefs to desist from taking further directives from Mr Kyari, according to documents obtained by ElombahNews.
According to Boss Mustapha: “We are in a very difficult time now. We need everybody to be on board. We need synergy within intelligent community, within the military formations that will help fight this war.
“We are in a very difficult situation and when we begin to create cracks and divisions, who will be the beneficiaries?
“The adversaries are the ones that are going to exploit those deficiencies and further the cause of destabilising the nation”.
He spoke with reporters in Abuja after a book presentation titled CAN, Religion, politics and power in Nigeria by former General Secretary of Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) Engr Samuel Salifu.
The SGF said what government needs is for: “At this moment, what we need is for everybody to be on the same page, fight the battle of securing the nation for protecting lives and property and ensuring that every Nigerian has the opportunity to live a prosperous live. I think that should be our main focus”.
He added: “You don’t sack people like that. There are processes and I believe that at the opportune time, those processes will be followed. You don’t just wake up and say sack people, it doesn’t happen like that