The President-General of the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, Yerima Shettima has backed the call by Nigerians that Security Chiefs should be sacked.
Shettima, in an exclusive chat with Slim Xclusive, stressed that the current Security Chiefs have failed and now out of ideas on how to resolve the security question across the country.
He stated that Nigeria needs Security Chiefs with fresh ideas who are in tune with the reality on ground.
According to Shettima: “These crops of Security Chiefs should be fired. I have been saying this because when you run out of ideas, you have nothing fresh to offer. All they do is to continue to propagate propaganda and sponsor groups to sing your praises that you are working. It is a clear indication that we have failed as a nation.
“We have failed and it’s not a story anymore. For me, they are long overdue for a sack.
“Insecurity can be completely resolved in Nigeria but we need people who have something fresh, those in tune with the realities of the day to appreciate the fact that yes we are at war and ensure that this issue of insecurity becomes a thing of the past.”
The AYCF President-General also maintained that insecurity in Nigeria can be resolved by appointing Service Chiefs who are committed to pan-Nigeria.
“It’s possible, it has happened in other countries. Even during war, people come down and work out modalities with which they created a blueprint used in nailing insecurity. But in the case of Nigeria, some people somehow due to their selfish reasons are busy making much money at the expense of insecurity.
“So it’s important we get people who are committed to pan-Nigeria and would ensure that we come out of this. But we can’t do this with these characters we have today because we can’t dismantle corruption in our security structure. They have made much money and to that extent that this struggle will never end until we get people with fresh ideas who are committed.
“When somebody overstays in a place, you don’t expect anything more than this. They have overstayed,” he added.