Presidency Replies Senate, Says Service Chiefs’ Sack is Presidential Prerogative

Muhammadu Buhari

By Omololu Ogunmade

The presidency Tuesday reacted to Senate’s resolution, asking President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the service chiefs, describing the appointment or sack of service chiefs as a prerogative of the President

A statement by the President’s Media Adviser, Mr. Femi Adesina, which said the presidency had noted the resolution, swiftly added that the President would only do what he considered to be in the interest of the country.

Adesina said: “The Senate Tuesday adopted a resolution calling on the Service Chiefs to resign or be sacked due to the multi-pronged security challenges in the country.

“The Presidency notes the resolution, and reiterates that appointment or sack of Service Chiefs is a Presidential prerogative, and President Muhammadu Buhari, in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, will do what is in the best interest of the country at all times.”