Northern Coalition plans to sue Bukhari over mandate of service leaders
A coalition of northern groups says it is dragging the president, Major General Muhammadu Bukhari (retired), to court for continuing to hold the country’s chiefs of services.
Since taking office in 2015, the President appointed General Gabriel Olonishakin as Chief of Defense, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Staff of the Army, Air Force Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, Chief of Staff and Vice Admiral. Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas Chief of the Naval Staff.
There have been requests to remove them for non-compliance, but President Garba Shehu’s spokesman has consistently maintained that only Bukhari can hire and fire service leaders.
However, the KKE disagrees, saying that the heads of the services stayed overnight.
The coalition added that the security situation in the North has deteriorated under them, so the court needs to force Bukhari to remove them (the chiefs of services).
The CNG argued that there are laws governing the appointment of service leaders that must be followed in order for the system to evolve.
This, according to the northern organization, will be examined when they get to trial.
This was announced by CNG spokesman Abdul-Aziz Suleiman in an exclusive chat for The PUNCH in Kaduna.
Suleiman said: “The KKE is taking legal action because we believe that now it is no longer about productivity, but about the legality of the fact that the chiefs of services, who have worked more than their years of service, should not have to comply with the laws that govern it. the predominant service scheme in the country.
“We ask the court to interpret the applicability of the law, which states that if a civil servant reaches the age of 60, he must retire or, if he has served 35 years, he must leave.
For moral reasons, the CNG regrets that, by any measure of judgment, President Muhammadu Bukhari and his current security chiefs have failed the nation in the vital area of enhancing its security.
“We at CNG have followed our warnings that President Bukhari lacked the will, his longstanding service leaders lack the capacity, expertise and commitment to lead Nigeria towards a secure and prosperous future.
Source: – Punch ng