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Senate President asks Buhari to sack service chiefs immediately


The members of the Senate have called on  President Muhammadu Buhari to begin the replacement of service chiefs.

The call is coming following the killing of 43 farmers by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno.

Acccording to the Senate President, Buhari needs to immediately restructure  the country’s security architecture with a view to fighting insurgents.

Lawan said: “I Urge the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria to immediately initiate the transitionary process of phasing out the current over-stayed security chiefs and replacing them with new ones with new ideas and solutions;

“I Urge the President to take immediate steps to restructure, remodel and revamp the country’s entire security architecture and provide enough state-of-the-art weapons and equipment to effectively combat the belligerent power of the insurgents.”

He also urged Buhari to set up an investigative panel to probe widespread corruption within the security system.

“The President shouldn’t ensure all resources meant and deployed for security are actually spent on the needs on ground; Impress on the Federal Government to aggressively explore multilateral and bilateral options of partnership with the neighboring nations of Chad, Niger and Cameroon towards reviving and strengthening the Multinational Joint Task Force.

“Finally, as a way of proffering long term solution to Nigeria’s existential security challenges, the Federal and States Government must adequately address all immediate and remote causes of insecurity in the nation,” Lawan added