Surprise Nigerians by changing service chiefs, ex-DSS DG urges Buhari

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A former Director-General of the Department of State Security, Mike Ejiofor, has advised the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), change the service chiefs.

Ejiofor said this while speaking on Channels Television on Monday.

The former DSS DG expressed the belief that changing the service chiefs, tactics, equipment and approaches would lead progress in the fight against insecurity.

He said, “I expect that Mr President should take Nigerians by surprise, change the service chiefs; and Nigerians, their attitude security agencies, should change too.

“I think by the change of tactics, equipment, attitude, service chiefs, and approaches, we’d make some progress, I believe very strongly.”

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It had earlier been reported that the Special Adviser the President, Garba Shehu, described the clamour for the sacking of the service chiefs as “out of place.”

Shehu who spoke on Arise TV said the decision sacking the service chiefs solely lied with the President.

He had said, “I am not aware that the tenure of service chiefs is subjected any law or regulation that is clearly stated. They serve at the pleasure of the president and (if) the president is satisfied with their performance, he keeps them. The buck stops on table —with due respect to the feelings of Nigerians.

“The clamour for the sack is out of place considering that the president is not subject to the opinion of opposition political party which has clamoured for this all the time. It is entirely own determination; he decides who he keeps as his service chiefs and for how long.”