2019: Why I haven’t changed service chiefs – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed why he hasn’t changed his service chiefs despite calls for him to do so.

In an interview with Arise TV, Buhari said he would continue to take responsibility for their shortcomings and would not make hasty decision concerning their duty.

According to him, it is not wise to changed the service chiefs in the middle of a fight with insurgents.

“While fighting insecurity, if you remove service chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police, if you don’t wait for an appropriate time to do it, then you create competition within the service,” Buhari said when asked if it wasn’t yet time to remove the service chiefs.

“There are many ambitious people waiting within the service but only one man can be chief of army staff, only one man can be chief of air staff, only one man can be IG. Don’t forget that it was this administration that appointed them.

“I didn’t know them personally. I followed records and I think I picked the best. Of course, their performance may be disappointing but I accept responsibility for not changing them.”


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