There has been pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Service Chiefs over allegation of non-performance. Many also said, Buhari lacks the gut to sack his appointees and aides.
But the President since he assumed power in 2015, has sacked at least seven persons he appointed. While some of them were sacked due to alleged scandals such as corruption, abuse of office, mismanagement of funds amongst others. The rest were tactically removed after expiration of their tenures.
Below are the seven persons Buhari has sacked so far:
- Prof. Charles Dokubo – Coordinator, Niger Delta Amnesty Programme. He was sacked over corruption allegations. He allegedly spent 1.6 million in buying 400 wooden canoes at the cost of 4 Million per canoe for four hundred Niger Delta women as empowerment.
- Barr. Bisi Adegbuyi – Postman general of the federation (NIPOST – Nigeria Postal Service). He was replaced by Dr. Ismail Adewusi
- Dr. Muiz Banire – Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) Banire’s removal was believed to be in tandem with the amended AMCON act.Hence his replacement was due to the act which stipulated that a Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria must be the head.
- Babatunde Fowler – Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). Despite his clamour for second term, Fowler was sacked for allegedly not meeting revenue targets based on a query from the office of the Chief of Staff to the President.
- Siaka Idoko-Akoh – Chairman, Investment and securities Tribunal (IST). Idoko-Akoh was removed from office because of petitions of maladministration, corruption and high-handedness against him.
- Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita – Head of Service of the Federation: Oyo-Ita was asked to step aside due to allegations of N3 billion contract bazaar against her. She was suspended to allow the anti-graft agency (EFCC) investigate the whole charges before she got the boot.
- Rev. Tor Ujah – Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian pilgrim Commission (NCPC). Ujah, who was appointed in 2016 was sacked reportedly for alleged diversion of the agency’s fund. He was therefore asked to proceed on suspension.