Worn Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has spoke back to the enlighten released by the Defence Headquarters condemning him for calling for the sack of the Provider chiefs and accusing them of being inefficient within the discharge of their duties.
FFK on Friday, July 8, released a video decrying the assert of insecurity in Nigeria. In the video, the used Minister alleged that the Militia had prior knowledge of an impending attack on Kuje penal complex moreover because the Abuja-Kaduna practice line. He stated no subject the tip bought from the Division of Remark Security DSS, the defense drive failed to behave. He furthermore alleged that the defense drive withdrew soldiers from Kuje penal complex sooner than the attack.
In its response, the Militia stated FFK’s claims had been laughable. The defense drive furthermore pushed aside claims that it withdrew soldiers from Kuje penal complex hours earlier than the attack. It described FFK as a ”Rabble Rouser” attempting to compose friction between the DSS and the Militia.
In his response shared this present day July 10, FFK stated he has the lovely to criticise the defense drive when the need arises. He pointed out that he has no appreciate for the leadership of the Armed Forces as within the interim constituted. He stated that he’s disgusted by their unlucky performance and totally ashamed of their shameless impunity.
FFK added that if the defense drive wants his appreciate, then they need to quiet keep better.
Read the tubby text of his enlighten underneath…
”MY RESPONSE TO THE DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS
I read the response from the Defence Headquarters of Nigeria (dated 9. 7. 2022) to my video about the insecurity within the nation and the attack on Kuje penal complex and I was totally amused.
Given the gravity and seriousness of the deteriorating safety self-discipline in our nation I didn’t know whether or now to now not mumble or cry after I read by it.
I’d exclaim strongly that the defense drive Excessive Present and Defence Headquarters spends it be time facing up to and fighting the terrorists that fill turned our nation into a purposeful killing self-discipline and horrendous bloodbath and abattoir over the earlier couple of years and take a look at and attain their constitutional characteristic of defending us from enemies within and with out in assert of attempting to eradicate me in a press battle or cow me into silence.
They mentioned my so-called “antecedents” so let me bid this: within the occasion that they knew something else about my real antecedents they will admire the incontrovertible fact that attempting to threaten or intimidate me into now not pointing out and exposing their abysmal screw ups can by no manner work.
For the list I fill nothing nonetheless appreciate and admiration for the long-established depraved and file and junior and heart depraved officers of our Armed Forces who fill sacrificed so grand, including their lives, and who continue to prevail in so even with out the wanted backing and toughen that they need and deserve from the original Militia Excessive Present.
Many of them fill fought laborious and died on the entrance line of battle within the most bold manner no subject the complex circumstances they’ve learned themselves in and the uninspiring and unlucky logistical and honest toughen they’ve been supplied by their senior colleagues.
Worse quiet thousands of our civilians had been kidnapped, butchered and subjected to the most horrendous acts of shocking and violence by the a superior resolution of terrorist organisations that fill invaded and plagued our land.
All this yet we’re supposed to sit down by idly and clap for our defense drive self-discipline and operational commanders when things are clearly going wrong?
Name it “rabble rousing” when you esteem (as they did in their press enlighten) nonetheless the overwhelming majority of Nigerians are appalled and disgusted with the extent to which our safety self-discipline has degenerated and are traumatic that the Militia Excessive Present both goes or does a ways better.
Their evident and embarrassing screw ups are as scary to them as it’s miles to me.
Nigerians are furthermore totally disgusted at the disdain and contempt with which they attain their duties and their declare insensitivity to the pickle of their possess soldiers and the troubles of our folks.
They bid of my so-called “lack of knowledge” nonetheless is there something else extra ignorant than attempting to compel a civilian now to now not criticise the leadership of the Armed Forces of his nation the assign and after they’ve failed woefully in their duties and duties?
We criticised, risked all, suffered to no discontinuance and fought defense drive rule for 7 long years when their predecessors in office and in reality senior colleagues annuled the June 12th election and held energy from 1993 till 1999 nonetheless now that they’ve left office and we’re in a civilian dispensation they think we dare now not or can now not legitimately criticise them after they get it wrong?
Such delusion and self-serving, self-looking for and ineffective fantasies beggar belief.
The fact is that I haven’t any business with any serving defense drive officer nonetheless reasonably with the serving Minister of Defence who even supposing a civilian esteem me, it be main to portray to underneath the constitution.
As a used Minister myself and out of appreciate for his office and particular person, I’m going to formally and privately elevate my concerns and the self-discipline of what I take into yarn to be your evident incompetence and lack of patriotism and professionalism with him.
I’m going to furthermore give him my options.
That is the most efficient that I’m in a position to keep within the circumstances and that manner I’d fill now not much less than pleased my judgment of correct and unsuitable and be ready to sleep at evening.
It is left to him and President Muhammadu Buhari, our President and your Commander in Chief, to exercise their discretion and keep what they need with it.
They are able to both take the wanted action or now not.
Both manner I fill NO appreciate for the leadership of the Armed Forces as within the interim constitutued and neither am I compelled to prevail in so by decency, morality, the constitution or the law.
The fact is that I am disgusted by their unlucky performance and totally ashamed of their shameless impunity.
A citizen complains about the incontrovertible fact that our folks are being killed and as a alternative of revealing feel sorry about for the dereliction of their responsibility they’re spending their time issuing puerile, childish and meaningless press statements and attempting to rationalise their recurrent and consistent screw ups.
Whenever you happen to need our appreciate then keep please better. Whenever you happen to keep now not are attempting to be criticised then work more challenging.
Whenever you happen to keep now not need folks to demand on your sacking or resignation then keep your job and cease looking for to intimidate, attack, discredit or undermine these that criticise you.
I am now not an enemy of the defense drive nonetheless reasonably a correct friend who is candid and plucky sufficient to bid the bitter and hideous fact even the assign others dare now not.
I am merely asserting what thousands and thousands are pondering and know.
All as soon as more I am merely a concerned citizen who is basically afraid about the manner things are stepping into our nation in terms of safety and varied matters.
When the leadership of our Armed Forces fill bought it stunning on previous occassions I fill counseled their gallantry, professionalism and courage and that is on list.
Given this after they keep now not stand up to the occassion and their performance is underneath expectation I reserve the lovely to criticise them, account for their shortcomings and bid to for his or her resignation or elimination.
That is the manner things work in a nation which prides itself on free speech and given the incontrovertible fact that that is a democracy with legal pointers and a constitution.
We’re now not a underneath a defense drive dictatorship and the Militia Excessive Present or Defence Headquarters who bid for them can now not silence us or search knowledge from us to stay quiet after they get things wrong.
I believe that within the occasion that they’d any honor and integrity they would fill resigned for his or her abysmal performance in assert of spitting within the wind, beating their chests and pretending that all is well.
Given the incontrovertible fact that they’ve refused to prevail on this, I as soon as extra call on President Muhammadu Buhari, as I did in my video, to retire them and appoint Provider Chiefs that might presumably keep the job successfully and meet the expectations of Nigerians.
For this I offer no apology and I stand by every thing that I stated in that video including the assertion that the leadership and depraved and file of the DSS, NIA and NPF fill persevered to present the wanted intelligence, confront and take care of the terrorists and keep their job as most efficient as they will nonetheless the Militia Excessive Present fill now not.
Others might presumably very well be intimidated and compelled to stay quiet nonetheless I’m going to now not.
A superior resolution of Governors, including the Governor of Zamfara assert, fill publicly and privately called for Nigerians to arm themselves whereas others, esteem the Governors of Kaduna assert and Niger assert, fill called for increased efforts on the half of the defense drive to explore out, uproot and confront the terrorists.
Other Governors, esteem the Governor of Ondo assert and indeed ALL the Governors of the South West, fill gone as a ways as to demand that the states and zones fill their possess Armed militias and police on yarn of you fill gotten now not been ready to present protection to the oldsters.
Such is the stage of angst and anger within the land and it’s miles basically a referendum to your performance.
If all used to be well now not idea to be this kind of respected americans or any individual else fill situation off to complain or demand extra from you.
As an quite loads of of rectifying the self-discipline the most efficient element you might keep is self-discipline a press enlighten telling me now to now not complain?
Will we now not fill the lovely to call a spade a spade?
That is terribly so when lives are alive to and so many had been misplaced.
Must quiet we suffer this indignity and worry in silence?
Are these incessant attacks and slaughter of harmless folks now not a disgrace to our nation and to our Armed Forces?
Maintain we misplaced all sense of enjoyment, dignity and self appreciate that our soldiers and civilians are being killed and kidnapped by motorcycle-utilizing rag-sign bandits and we can fill to quiet like minded stay quiet?
Will we now not bid you after we’re drained, fed up and fill had sufficient of your screw ups?
As an quite loads of of revealing feel sorry about and assuring us that you simply might presumably keep better within the long toddle you self-discipline offended and insolent press statements in an are attempting and silence and intimidate.
The fact is you fill gotten simply put salt in our wounds and added insult to injuries.
And whether or now not you esteem it or now not I and thousands and thousands of others will continue to present an explanation for the screw ups of our Militia Excessive Present with out grief or favour on yarn of they’re meant to work for us.
We keep now not work for them. Moderately we pay and reduction them with taxpayers money and they keep now not pay or reduction us.
They are able to now not impose a convention of silence on us and neither will we salvage it.
Most importantly in a civilian dispensation the defense drive are subordinates of the political class and the oldsters and are supposed to reside up to their expectations.
Where they keep now not we can ahd need to exclaim and demand for his or her elimination.
They need to now not above the law, they’re now not superior to those of us that are now not within the defense drive and neither are they immune from criticism or moral and edifying sanctions.
Allow me to total with the following.
The model to honor the families and assuage the injury, sensibilities and worry of the kinfolk and colleagues of our fallen heroes who the Defence Headquarters referred to in their press enlighten and the manner to heal the injuries of the cherished ones of the civilians that had been massacred by terrorists all around the nation over the closing 7 years is for the defense drive to battle the terrorists with every thing they’ve bought in a disciplined, patriotic, skilled and honest manner and crush them.
It is now not by issuing offended and nonsensical press statements to participants of the public and concerned Nigerians and it’s now not by feigning affection for the families of the victims of your possess incompetence and all these dear and bold souls that we fill misplaced.
(Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, Sadauki Shinkafi, used Minister of Aviation and used Minister of Culture and Tourism, 10. 7. 2022)”