A political analyst and social commentator, Deji Adeyanju, has advised the President, Bola Tinubu get the newly appointed security chiefs sacked if they fail to perform their duties.
Adeyanju, who made this disclosure through a statement issued by him, said that is the only way we can have those who are loyal to the country as service chiefs.
Premium Politics had earlier reported on Monday that President Tinubu sacked all the security chiefs, including the custom boss and the Inspector-General of Police, and instantly appointed new ones, which Nuhu Ribadu was appointed as the National Security Adviser.
Reacting to the development, Adeyanju who commended the president for his action, stated that military appointments should not be made as political patronage.
However, he applauded the president for appointing Ribadu as his National Security Adviser.
The statement reads,
“I received with elation, the cheering news that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has retired all service chiefs and appointed new ones, including the fitting appointment of Malam Nuhu Ribadu as the National Security Adviser.
“The decision to appoint Nuhu Ribadu as NSA is indeed a courageous one which I commend.
“As Nigeria gradually exits a period where political appointments, once made, were retained for the duration of their term, irrespective of the appointee’s incompetence, it is important to remind President Tinubu that military appointments are not to be made as political patronage.
“If the new service chiefs fail in their duty, they should equally be sacked without much ado. Only through this means can we have service chiefs whose loyalty is to the Nigerian state.”
He however congratulate Ribadu for the appointment and also charged the new Service Chiefs to shun inter-agency conflict and corruption.
“I also use this medium to congratulate Mallam Nuhu Ribadu on his appointment as the National Security Adviser.
“Mallam Ribadu has had a stellar career, and expect that he will bring his wealth of experience to bear on the nation’s security affairs.
“I call on the new service chiefs and acting Inspector General of Police to eschew inter-agency conflict and corruption.
“President Bola Tinubu and all newly appointed officials must make efforts to halt the decline in every stratum of our national life,” he stated.