Garba Shehu, the Spokesperson to the President has stated that the clamour for the sack of service chiefs is out of place and not subject to the opinion of opposition political party.
Shehu said this on Monday night during an AriseTV programme stating that the work stops at the table of the President and if satisfied with the work of the service chiefs will not sack them over the whims of the opposition.
This comes days after 43 farmers in Zarbamari were killed by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State.
Shehu who blamed the farmers for not getting clearance from the military before resuming farming disclosed that the tenure of the service chiefs is not a subject to any law.
“I am not aware that the tenure of service chiefs is subject to any law or regulation that is clearly stated. They serve at the pleasure of the president,” he said.
“If the president is satisfied with their performance, he keeps them. And the buck stops on his table with all due respect to the feelings of Nigerians.
“The clamour for the sack if out of place considering that the president is not subject to the opinion of the opposition political party which has clamoured for this all the time.”
Shehu said contrary to the view of the opposition that “they have a role” in the tenure of service chiefs, it is “entirely up to him (the president) to decide”.
“He decides who he keeps as a service chief and for how long,” he added.