Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha has said President Muhammadu Buhari will not dismiss his service chiefs.
Mustapha, who shared this as he addressed journalists after a book presentation by Samuel Salifu, former General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in Abuja, revealed that it is not the time to fire service chiefs despite the increasing insecurity in our nation.
According to him, Nigeria is in a difficult period and everyone has to be on board to fight this war without divisions or any creation of cracks.
He added that people cannot be sacked just like that since there are due processes to follow to make it happen.
His words, “There have been growing insecurity in various parts of the country, including armed banditry in the North-West and Boko Haram attacks in the North-East, where insurgents seem to be regaining their might.
‘’As a result of the attacks, many Nigerians and groups asked President Muhammadu Buhari to relieve the service chiefs of their duties and employ “competent” hands.
”Both chambers of the national assembly also called for the sack of the security heads if they fail to resign.”
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.”