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Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by dre11(m): 9:10am On Feb 09
By: John Ameh and Sunday Aborisade

Details have emerged surrounding the refusal of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to sack the service chiefs after meeting with the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, over the deteriorating security situation in the country at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.

This came days after both chambers of the National Assembly passed resolutions on the security situation to formally present the resolutions to Buhari.

While the House urged the President to sack the service chiefs and appoint new ones, the Senate sought the imposing of a state of emergency on insecurity.

Findings by Saturday PUNCH on Friday indicated that though Buhari at the meeting saw reasons in the position of the House, in particular, he was not obliged to act immediately as requested by the lawmakers.

A top National Assembly official told Saturday PUNCH that the President did not want to appear like he was taking directives from the legislature.

The official said, “The President was on the same page with the National Assembly but did not want to seem he was under the directive of the National Assembly.”

It was learnt that the legislators argued that given the current cordial relationship between the President and the legislature, Buhari should act on the resolutions, just as he expected the lawmakers to act on his requests.

The source said, “There was the argument that for reciprocity he should act on the resolutions of the National Assembly since he too expected the lawmakers to yield to his proposals to the National Assembly.

“But the President felt he would decide by himself if he needed to (sack the service chiefs), not because the National Assembly said so. He is not taking directives from them.” However, the President was said to be “truly embarrassed” by the security situation and admitted so to Lawan and Gbajabiamila at the meeting.

The official, who chairs a key legislative committee, added, “From the conclusions reached, he will eventually sack the service chiefs.

“He is buying time. What is not certain is when he will do it. He will allow some time to pass. If you know the President, he will not act now simply because the legislature wants him to sack the service chiefs.” Speaking with State House Correspondents after the one-hour meeting, both Lawan and Gbajabiamila admitted that the case of the service chiefs was a key issue mentioned among the general discussions on insecurity.

When Lawan was asked a specific question on whether the sacking of the service chiefs was discussed with Buhari, he said, “We discussed everything that matters as far as the issue of security of this country is concerned.

“We believe that we must be able to provide the necessary equipment and welfare for the armed forces and the police to ensure that they can operate and perform efficiently and effectively.”

When asked what Buhari’s response was, Lawan said the President agreed with the National Assembly that the security situation required urgent attention.

He said, “Mr President was forthcoming. Of course, as the leader of this country, he is more worried than anybody else about the situation.

“So, we are on the same page that we should to do whatever it takes to ensure that the security agencies can perform better than they are doing now.”

When asked again whether he thought replacing the service chiefs would bring immediate solutions, Lawan said the security situation had reached a “tipping point” that needed the intervention of all Nigerians, including whatever decisions the government had to take to bring succour to the people.

Gbajabiamila said “changes” would be witnessed by Nigerians soon, following their discussions with Buhari.


Buhari, not in haste to sack service chiefs – investigations

Meanwhile, those expecting the President to sack his service chiefs may wait a little while because an investigation conducted by Saturday PUNCH revealed they might not lose their jobs soon.

Our correspondent, who spoke with some senators on condition of anonymity after a closed-door session on Tuesday, learnt that the service chiefs might spend an additional year in office.

A senator from the South-West said the issue of the service chiefs was discussed extensively at the meeting between Buhari, Slawan and Gbajabiamila on Monday.

The Senator said, “The Senate President briefed us on the outcome of the meeting. From what he said, the President is not considering the sacking of the service chiefs for now.

“He has sought the understanding of the presiding officers on the issue and had promised to ensure a positive action in the areas of insurgency and insecurity across the country.”

A ranking senator from the North-East also said the President would not sack the service chiefs now, based on the briefing by the Senate President.

He said, “The Senate did not adopt the sacking of service chiefs as a resolution. It is the House of Representatives. I don’t believe that they should go. I am of the firm belief that our military will do better in the fight against insurgency with adequate funding and recruitment of more energetic personnel.”

A Senator from the South-South, who spoke vehemently against the service chiefs during the Senate debate on Wednesday, also confirmed that Lawan’s briefing had shown that Buhari would not sack the service chiefs immediately.

https://punchng.com/why-buhari-didnt-act-on-nass-resolution-to-sack-service-chiefs/

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Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by engrsyer(m): 9:11am On Feb 09
Wash, Just forgetabourit mhen. Buhari doesn't have the balls to sack them. He wants to keep them till when he's going 2023.

Possibly he will change them when Zara or Zainab has been slaughtered like goat before he will act.

Shebi he said Book Haram has killed more Muslims than Christians. So he should prayed daughters are not caught in the act

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Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by AlhajiImam: 9:18am On Feb 09
Nobody have the right to detect for our Muslim president. He is wise and as a retired General knows the intricacies of warfare and the danger of changing war heads at random.

He is doing his best

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Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by Racoon(m): 9:18am On Feb 09
Nonsense! As if Mr.President is even aware he is in Nigeria let alone being a puppet when his kitchen cabal have not spoken or given him a speech to read.How can a president be telling a nation that he does not have the discretion to act on his own even without the NASS calling attention to his constitutional responsibilities?

Service chiefs that have long outlived their usefulness (hence have resort to competition in building military institutions in their home towns) while insecurity have escalated & lives are being gruesomely lost.Yet this is all a leader can offer his beleaguered citizens?

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Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by bigiyaro(m): 9:19am On Feb 09
lolz! why will he sack them when he is even more clueless than them?

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Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by Abfinest007(m): 9:29am On Feb 09
what do u expect from a man with hearing problem

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Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by EmekaMD(m): 9:32am On Feb 09
So because of personal ego more people should die right ?
It's bad enough to be unintelligent but when you add pride to it then its catastrophic.
This is the security situation in Nigeria right now

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Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by Maxymilliano(m): 9:36am On Feb 09
My theory is, Buhari is keeping the service chiefs, who have failed in their duty, out of self-preservation. He is prioritising loyalty over competence because he still sees the wraith of the 1985 coup in which he was deposed. Boko Haram can sack the entire north-east, but the president will still keep the security chiefs. He considers any threat to his office of far greater concern than any threat to the lives of Nigerians.

https://www.thecable.ng/why-is-buhari-still-keeping-the-failed-service-chiefs/amp

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Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by TissuePaper: 9:55am On Feb 09
Dammmmn Nigggaaar

Buhari is a real niggaar

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Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by OakConsultNG: 9:56am On Feb 09
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Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by ednut1(m): 9:57am On Feb 09
Buhari is brain dead that's why

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Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by APCNig: 9:57am On Feb 09
Abfinest007:
what do u expect from a man with hearing problem

Just the same thing we expect from a lazy youth like you without future

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Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by Mcckoy891: 9:57am On Feb 09
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Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by JudasNaCarrot: 9:58am On Feb 09
What does he know in the first place.....push and start president without certificate.

God will punish all those who foisted this calamity on this country.

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Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by olisaEze(m): 9:58am On Feb 09
"He didn’t want it to appear he was taking directives from the Legislature"!?

But that’s what a democracy is, should more people continue to die because of one person’s ego? Oga, really how old is dis guy? He’s not with us in this century at all!

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Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by donprinyo: 9:59am On Feb 09
Tyrant, sent to destroy everything our former leaders had built

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Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by Racoon(m): 10:00am On Feb 09
Maxymilliano:
My theory is, Buhari is keeping the service chiefs, who have failed in their duty, out of self-preservation. He is prioritising loyalty over competence because he still sees the wraith of the 1985 coup in which he was deposed.

Boko Haram can sack the entire north-east, but the president will still keep the security chiefs. He considers any threat to his office of far greater concern than any threat to the lives of Nigerians
This must be one of the silly decision a C-in-C can ever make or take.This is totally unacceptable.

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Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by InsightsFx: 10:01am On Feb 09
Isokkay


His Time Will Come And Go
My Earnings Will Keep Me In This Perilious Government
Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by SOFTDRINK: 10:02am On Feb 09
So because of his nonsense bloated ego this brain-dead excuse for a president will allow more people to die?


Maybe,when the insecurity consumes one of his children or wards,he will bury his ego and do his job.

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Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by money121(m): 10:02am On Feb 09
Ok
Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by Pearlyakin(m): 10:03am On Feb 09
Buhari be playing with people lives from time immemorial
Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by kerry57: 10:07am On Feb 09
E no be human being dey die? Wetin be appears not to be taking orders from the legislators? All we want is results pls, we dont mind where the directive is coming from.

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Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by Golden057(m): 10:07am On Feb 09
I think GMB has someone that he wants the bandits to kill before he will act. That's why he is waiting.For now,its not a big deal. grin

I don't blame him sha,its just that Nigeria is a country of the walking dead,no matter what happens they will only shout and return to the market later. Shithole continent....

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Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by AntiChristian: 10:10am On Feb 09
Most think it's easy to sack them.

See conspiracy theories from people who can't control their home
Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by proclinician: 10:11am On Feb 09
Only for the less privileged.

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Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by Mshelia01: 10:13am On Feb 09
Okay

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Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by LZAA: 10:13am On Feb 09
MANNABBQGRILLS and Afamed just want sai babarism
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Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by globalresource: 10:14am On Feb 09
We don’t care anymore. Use your 8 years and get your ass off aso rock
Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by punisha: 10:14am On Feb 09
The clueless dullard....
If you like sack, if you like unsack...
Shebi 4+4 na 8 and e don dey finish ni

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Re: Why Buhari Didn’t Act On NASS Resolution To Sack Service Chiefs’ by Sunnycliff(m): 10:17am On Feb 09
Buhari is a failure. It's a failure who expects to do a particular task repeatedly but expects a different result

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