House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, says President Muhammadu Buhari delayed change of Service Chiefs because he was “studying the situation”.
Gbajabiamila said this in chat with reporters after a meeting with Buhari at the State House on Wednesday.
The Speaker noted that the National Assembly was in support of the president’s decision to rejig the country’s security architecture.
The lawmaker assured that the federal legislature will assist the new military heads to operate efficiently.
“The appointment of new Service Chiefs is what everybody has been clamouring for – the House, the Senate and the public.
“The president took his time, he studied the situation very well and did it at the right time that he thought he should do it. We are in support of what he has done.”
“Everything that is needed, we are all in this today. The National Assembly will not in any way put hurdles before the Service Chiefs”, he said.
Buhari appointed new Service Chiefs on January 26. Major General Leo Irabor is the Chief of Defence Staff.
Others are Major General Ibrahim Attahiru -Army Chief; Admiral Awwal Gambo – Navy Chief; Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Amao – Air Chief.