Presidency has reacted to the resolution by Senate asking the service chiefs to step down.
The Senate, giving an overwhelming support to the motion moved by Ali Ndume on Tuesday, called for the sack of service chiefs owing to the deteriorating security situation in the country.
In a statement by the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Presidency said President Buhari has taken not of the lawmakers’ stance but insists that the power to sack and employ the service chiefs rests with the president.
The statement, however, promised that the president will do what he considers best for the country.
“The Senate Tuesday adopted a resolution calling on the Service Chiefs to resign or be sacked due to the multi-pronged security challenges in the country.
“The Presidency notes the resolution, and reiterates that appointment or sack of Service Chiefs is a Presidential prerogative, and President Muhammadu Buhari, in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, will do what is in the best interest of the country at all times,” Adesina said in the statement.