Stakeholders in the security sector has applauded President Bola Tinubu for the decision taken on Monday to sack the entire nation’s Service Chiefs, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba Alkali, as well as the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd.)
It could be recalled that president Bola Tinubu, in a statement signed by Willie Bassey, Director, Information in the SGF Office, the President also upgraded Nuhu Ribadu from Special Adviser, Security Matters to National Security Adviser (NSA).
Reacting to the decision, a security expert, Christopher Oji said the appointments are a welcome development, alleging that the service chiefs have compromised and sabotaged the nation’s security architecture.
In his reaction, the President of Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA), Emmanuel Onwubiko, hailed the president for the mass sack, noting that the president had been expected to get patriotic generals to help him organise and reform the armed forces and police.
Meanwhile, stakeholders in the maritime industry have expressed happiness in the removal of the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali, alleging that Ali imposed several anti-trade policies that hindered trade facilitation in the country, while driving investors and cargoes to other neighbouring countries, making the country lose billions of dollars.