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 Buhari (retd.), to change the service chiefs.

Ejiofor said this while speaking on Channels Television on .

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

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

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

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

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

He had said, “I am not aware that the tenure of service chiefs is subjected to any 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 his table —with due respect to the feelings of Nigerians.

“The clamour for the sack is 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 his own determination; he decides who he keeps as his service chiefs and for how long.”