The dust arising from the confirmation of the newly retired service chiefs by the Senate is gradually increasing and seems not to be settling anytime soon. It appears that some political leaders are not in support of the confirmation.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has condemned the confirmation of the immediate ex-service chiefs as ambassadors for the state. Wike has said that the Senate approved them due to party bias and sentiments.
According to him, the legislators need to put their parties behind them and carry out their duties because it is a service to Nigerians and not the other way round.
In a statement released on Wednesday, February 24, the Governor said that Nigerians are disappointed in the legislators.
The statement reads;
“Nigerians are disappointed with the national assembly for confirming sacked service chiefs as ambassadors.
“I wonder why senators who agreed with Nigerians when they decried the poor performance of the service chiefs, will sit to clear them for another appointment.
“Let me use this opportunity to express the dismay of most Nigerians to the senate. Convey this to the senate. We must be courageous in whatever we are doing. Everything must not be party affairs.
“You (senators) sat and discussed that they should dismiss the service chiefs. You said they’re not performing.
“Now, the same people who were not performing, you have confirmed them as ambassadors. What kind of country are we?”
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