Nigerians have reacted to the sack of service Chiefs by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.
According to many commentators on social media, the move was long overdue as many Nigerians have, for long, called for the replacement of the crop of service chiefs following the rise in insecurity in the country.
Speaking on Tuesday, the President on his verified Twitter account said:
“I have accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, and their retirement from service… I have also appointed new Service Chiefs, to replace the retired officers.”
Nigerians meet your new service chiefs: Major-General Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff Major-General I. Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao, Chief of Air Staff.
Reno omokri said:
“I commend General @MBuhari for listening to voices of reason and sacking his clueless and nepotistic service chiefs. Good riddance to bad rubbish. It is disappointing that he maintained his practice of appointing largely Northern Muslim males, but half bread is better than none.”
I hope this new army chief’s military ability is as frightening as his face! Merely looking at him is enough to give Boko Haram and herdsmen a scare. His bite better be worse than his bark. On a serious note, will #Buhari die if he appoints a non Muslim Northerner as army chief? pic.twitter.com/be6KVqLpLW
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) January 26, 2021
Finally, Buhari has fired and replaced the Service Chiefs who were appointed in 2015. We are in a mess and insecurity is a major issue. I hope the new Service Chiefs will deliver.
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) January 26, 2021