Gwandu’s former emir, Major Mustapha Jokolo (rtd), expressed sadness over the crisis between the Service Chiefs in the presidency. The crisis between the National Security Arviser (NSA), Major-General Babagana Monguno and Chief of Staff Abba Kyari.
Jokolo, who was Major General Muhammadu Buhari’s ADC when he was military head of state, asked the president to fire them.
Major Jokolo also asked President Muhammadu Buhari to hear the voices of the Nigerians and to dismiss the heads of service.
The monarch, who spoke on a monitored radio program in Kaduna, noted that fights between officers in sensitive positions had never occurred during the military regime because they respected each other’s roles and avoided overlaps.
He said the president, the NSA and the chief of staff should remember that, unless they follow the line of the Nigerian public, the Almighty Allah watches them because Nigeria is bigger than any individual.
According to him, “the misunderstanding between them was born out of greed, selfishness, if not, these two are brothers. They are all Muslims and from the same tribe. President Buhari had brought them in to help him in different roles, so why should there be any conflict of roles? “
“In fact, General Munguno had complained, but he did not forward his complaints to the right people. He should have written directly to President Buhari, about how he felt about his Chief of Staff. This is because Buhari tends to recognize his chief of staff as his “vice president”
“Buhari had said that everything should be done through the chief of staff, which implied that Buhari gave him unlimited power and that he can do anything. But that is inappropriate, ”he said.
Regarding the heads of service, he said that Nigerians were not happy with the heads of service and should have been removed.
According to him, “in a healthier climate, all chiefs of service would have been dismissed also because public protests were against them, along with an increasingly deteriorating security situation.”