Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has called on President Buhari to remove the “incapable” security chiefs due to their inability to curb the spate of killings in different parts of the country.
Saraki made the
call today June 30th when he paid a sympathy visit to communities
affected by a rainstorm in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
Speaking during the visit, a visibly angry Saraki said
is not something to be politicised. If somebody is not capable and
cannot do what he has to do, let others have the opportunity to do it.
We have had situations where security officials have told us there is
poor coordination. One, A is not talking to B, Be is not talking to A.
They don’t attend meetings jointly and things need to be done. Let us
forget the issue of party, these are lives of people – and let’s remove
politics. It is not about who is the Speaker of the House, who is the
President of the Senate. It is about Nigeria.”
Speaking further, Saraki said
you know, the National Assembly under my leadership, many months back,
had seen this danger, called for a security summit, we had addressed the
issue of security architecture. We had said that there is definitely a
failure of the security architecture of the country. You are all very
aware that some service chiefs decided in their own wisdom that there is
no need for them to work with the National Assembly to address these
issues. There is no society that continues to see the kind of killings
here and think that it should be business as usual. It requires drastic
action, it requires a collaboration of all agencies and all arms of
government for us to be serious.”
[News] Saraki calls for immediate removal of incompetent security chiefs
Saturday, 30 June 2018