Mike Ejiofor, the former Director of the Department of State Services (DSS), has schooled Nigerians on the call out for the removal of the service chiefs over the state of insecurity in the nation.
Ejiofor said this when he appeared on Channels Television’s Sunrise, noting that the replacement of the nation’s service chiefs will not address the security concerns.
According to him, the only person authorised to change the service chiefs is President Muhammadu Buhari who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. He added that there is nothing much the security agencies can do as their services are ill-equipped and understaffed.
While admitting that the heads of security and intelligence agencies have done enough in tackling the issues, their best is not yet enough.
“Even if you change the service chiefs now, under the present operating circumstance and environment, there is not going to be any change. Our military and security services are ill-equipped; they are understaffed just like any other sector of our polity. With this pandemic coming in, it becomes a problem. But we have to move forward“, he said. Read also: Buratai And Service Chiefs Got A Whopping ₦238bn For Weapons In Two Years Yet Boko Haram Is Still Not Defeated He noted that the United States had provided technical support for Nigeria through the delivery of a Tucano plane and military asset, adding that the aircraft will take time before arriving in the country. He then called for a complete restructuring not just of the country, but also the nation’s security architecture if the battle against insecurity is to be won.