President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aide, Garba Shehu, has reiterated that the Service Chiefs will continue in office until his principal says otherwise.
There has been a marked increase in the rate of crime in the country in recent times, and again, Nigerians have resumed calling for the heads of the various Military Chief’s.
Shehu, however thinks such calls are out of place, as the power to remove and appoint anyone in those positions lie only with the president.
The Presidential Spokesman was speaking on Arise News Daily Monday, when he made this claim.
“I am not aware that the tenure of service chiefs is subject to any law or regulation that is clearly stated. They serve at the pleasure of the president,” he said.
“If the president is satisfied with their performance, he keeps them. And the buck stops on his table with all due respect to the feelings of Nigerians.
“The clamour for the sack if out of place considering that the president is not subject to the opinion of the opposition political party which has clamoured for this all the time.”
Shehu said contrary to the view of the opposition that “they have a role” in the tenure of service chiefs, it is “entirely up to him (the president) to decide”.
“He decides who he keeps as a service chief and for how long,” he added.