The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has stated that the sacking of the country’s service chiefs is not appropriate.
He argued that sacking these service chiefs would create cracks in the country and threaten national unity. He stated that there are processes involved and at the right time, those processes will be followed.
Mustapha made the comment on Tuesday at the National Christian Centre, Abuja, during the public presentation of a book, titled, ‘CAN, Religion and Power in Nigeria,’ written by a former General-Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Samuel Salifu.
Mustapha said: “We need everybody to be on board. We need synergy within the intelligence community, within the military formations that will help fight this war. We are in a very difficult situation and when we begin to create cracks and divisions who will be the beneficiaries?”
Speaking on the book, the SGF described the book as a reservoir of information, history and past years of struggle.
The CAN President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, in his remarks, said “It will be good to make sure that those in government fight violence in Nigeria. Because if they fail to accomplish a Nigeria where there is peace and security, it will be sad and it will be part of their history forever and ever.”
Also present at the event was the former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark, who was represented by a former Nigerian Ambassador to Scandinavia, Godknows Igali.
He warned that no religion should be placed above the other and given priority, adding: “For instance, the whole country and indeed the international community is watching out to see how Mr President will handle the next appointments for the Presidency of the Court of Appeal as the current occupier bows out and the position becomes vacant on March 4, 2020. It is also the same for the service chiefs which will soon be vacant. My prayer is that Mr President will do the correct thing.”