Nigerian politician Ibrahim Shekarau has blamed President Buhari of not sacking the Service Chiefs as they have all served beyond the years that the constitution allows for a civil servant.
Ibrahim Shekarau said this when he appeared on Channels TV today, stating that President Buhari has no right whatsoever to keep service chiefs in office for longer than the constitution says, as they are not his staff but staff of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
According to him, none of the Service Chiefs has less than 35-years of service under their belt, a requirement which he says makes them eligible to have been retired. He noted further that they are not staff of the President but of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and at such, are bound by the same rules that guide other civil servants. Read also: Removing Service Chiefs Is Not The Solution – Ex-DSS Director
“He is definitely breaking the law. The law says if you are 60, you must go, it is so automatic. If you have 35 years of service you must go. In fact, they are not staff of President Buhari, they are staff of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and there is a rule. The President hasn’t the right to extend beyond what the law says, that is the rule of law”, he said.