Insecurity: Again, ex-Borno Gov, Shettima calls for the sack of service chiefs

Senator Kashim Shettima, former governor of Borno state has again called for the removal of service chiefs.

The senator stated that even common sense dictates that they (service chiefs) should go.

This call was made by the former governor when he appeared on AriseTV on Monday morning, December 14.

Recall that Shettima had repeatedly moved a motion on the floor of the Senate for service chiefs to be fired.

”Why I was agitating for the removal of the security chiefs has to do with the fact that they have given their best but their best is no longer good enough. Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari had three service chiefs in his four years of stewardship.

Obasanjo in his second coming started with Victor Malu, he had Alex Ogbemudia and subsequently he had Martin Luther Agwai before he had Azazi as his Chief of Army Staff.

Jonathan and Yar’Adua started with General Yusuf . Subsequently they had Abdulrahman Bello Dambazzau, then Azubuiuke Ihejirika and then Kenneth Minimah. In eight years they had four service chiefs.

The current chief of defence staff is course 25. He is in his 41st year of service. Is he so indispensible? The current chief of Army staff is course 26. The current Major Generals did not meet them in the NDA. Are they so indispensible?

Nobody is indispensible.

And the definition of insanity according to Albert Einstein is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. We believe that moral is high, there is the need for injection of people with new ideas, with fresher perspectives to come and address the issues.

By June next year, course 35 are going without reaching the pinnacle of their careers.

So justice, equity, fairness and even commonsense demands that these service chiefs should go”, he said.


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