“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.”
These was the submission of the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu when he answered questions in an interview with Arise TV.
Garba Shehu insisted that the President has the prerogative to appoint or sack any of the country’s service chiefs and he can keep them as long as he is satisfied with their performance.
“I am not aware that the tenure of service chiefs is subjected to any law or 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 on his table —with due respect to the feelings of Nigerians.
“It is entirely his own determination; he decides who he keeps as his service chiefs and for how long.”