The Chairman, Senate Committee on Military, Senator Ali Ndume, has mentioned that he refused to name for the sack of Service Chiefs due to the poor funding for the armed forces.
Ndume, who represents Borno South within the higher legislative chamber, advised journalists on Tuesday that his authentic movement didn’t ask for the resignation of Service Chiefs as a result of he was conscious that the armed forces had been grossly ill-equipped.
The lawmaker’s clarification adopted the response to the Senate’s decision that the Service Chiefs ought to step apart due to the killing of Troopers in addition to the resignation of over 200 troopers.
Though Ndume’s authentic movement didn’t include the request for the sack of Service Chiefs, it was amended by Senator Francis Fadahunsi (PDP, Osun) to that impact.
In the meantime, the Senate mentioned its decision calling for the resignation of the service chiefs was solely advisory however not legally binding on the president.
Briefing reporters after the Senate plenary on Tuesday, its spokesperson, Senator Ajibola Basiru, nonetheless, mentioned the decision shouldn’t be ignored.
“An recommendation by elected parliamentarians ought to not be taken with levity although it isn’t legally binding on the President,” he mentioned.
The decision ought to have a severe ethical persuasion on how you can go ahead in relation to tackling the issue of insecurity, the lawmaker added.