The Presidency has responded that only the president can order the removal of service chiefs and not the senate.
The Nigerian Senate had earlier told the country’s service chiefs to resign as a result of the rising insecurity in the country.
The resolution of the upper legislative chamber followed a motion sponsored by Ali Ndume, Senator representing Borno South and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army.
But in a statement on Tuesday, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said, “The Senate on Tuesday adopted a resolution calling on the service chiefs to resign or be sacked due to multi-prolonged security challenges in the country.
“The Presidency notes the resolution, and reintegrates that appointment or sack of service clhiefs is a Presidential prerogative, and President Muhammadu Buhari, in his capacity as the Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces will do what is in the best interest of the country at all times.”