Nigeria’s Senate has reverted it will persuade President Muhammadu Buhari, to sack service chiefs, its resolution having failed to force the president to do so.
The new move is in view of the continued killings by Boko Haram and ISWAP insurgents, bandits of people in Nigeria.
The service chiefs include Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Air Staff, Chief of Army Staff and Chief of Naval Staff.
The Senate Spokesperson, Ajibola Basiruin in an interview with Punch said Senate’s new position will only be advisory, from elected representatives of Nigerians.
“We, however, still want to persuade the President to consider our resolution. The Presidency has said it is aware of our resolution and has pledged to look into it.
“The presidency said it is not legally bound to carry out [our] resolution because it is the prerogative of the President to remove service chiefs.
“Our resolutions are just persuasive authority coming from elective representatives of Nigerians in the national assembly.
“It is not a law. It is advisory and persuasive. The response of the presidency is the correct position of law and I agree.
“Due to the principle of separation of power, we cannot compel the president to sack the service chiefs.
“We only responded to the feelings of Nigerians by asking the president to reorganise them [service chiefs] but he is not legally bound to do so,” he said.