FG: Service chiefs will not be sacked

The National Assembly after considering the recent increase in crime and terrorism in the country recently asked the President Mohammadu Buhari to appoint new service chiefs.

However, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha in the federal government’s defence, on Tuesday explained why the security heads, who have served their official tenures, may not be replaced anytime soon.

You don’t sack people anyhow

“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.

“We are in a very difficult time. We need everybody to be on board. We need synergy within the intelligence community; within the military formations that will help fight this war.

“We are in a very difficult situation and 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,” he said.

What is important now

“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 life. I think that should be our main focus.”

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