Ex-Service chiefs: Association backs Buhari over nomination

By EDITOR on February 8, 2021

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Human Rights Writers’ Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) on Sunday faulted those questioning the nomination of the immediate past service chiefs as non-career ambassadors.

President Muhammadu Buhari, last week nominated the ex-service chiefs for Senate’s approval as non-career ambassadors.

HURIWA supported Buhari’s action and said he has the right under the law to nominate anybody to that position.

Many Nigerians, especially lawyers, criticised their nomination, saying that the move may have been to shield them from prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for atrocities and rights abuses committed by the Nigerian military under their watch.

There have been calls since their retirement for the prosecution of especially, Buratai who led the Nigerian Army for about five-and-a-half years.

They include former Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin; former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai; former Chief of Air Staff, Ibok Ibas; and former Chief of Naval Staff, Abubakar Sadique.

Their nominations came a week after they resigned from service and their replacements were inaugurated.

Briefing reporters in Abuja on the development, National Coordinator of HURIWA, Emmanuel Onwubiko said the former Service Chiefs are capable, well exposed and are professionals.

Onwubiko said those reading meaning into Buhari’s nomination should have a rethink, adding that nobody or institution has invited the former service chiefs for any allegation on corrupt practices.

He advised the new Service Chiefs to prioritise human rights and consolidate the already existing internal structure for human rights promotion.

His words: “President Muhammadu Buhari has the right to appoint the ex-Service Chiefs as non-career ambassadors. I don’t know while people are reading meaning into this.

“This is happening maybe because many public office holders have lost the trust of Nigerians. Let’s move forward in this country.”





Posted on February, 8 2021

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