The recent announcement by President Muhammadu Buhari, nominating the outgone service chiefs as non-career ambassadors, is generating mixed opinions from a section of Nigerians.
As the news broke, most opinion is that the President’s appointment would confer on them diplomatic immunity, with Aisha Yesufu describing the decision as showing that the President was clueless and had failed Nigerians, while Deji Adeyanju said the President was shielding them from war crimes prosecution at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
On his part, a social commentator, Murtala Agboola agreed totally with their views.
According to him, “after a long overdue service to the country, the president has sent their names for approval as ambassadors. Are they the only Nigerians?
A legal practitioner and Head of Chambers of Akeredolu and Olujimi Chambers in an interview stated that for people to have worked for such a long number of years, they deserved to have a long rest.
He noted that the President has the power of appointments and he has duly exercised it but the issue of diplomatic immunity is a different ball game.