A former Kano Central Senator, Rufai Hanga, says President Muhammadu Buhari is retaining the Service Chiefs because he is afraid of a coup.
Hanga, an ex-member of the House of Representatives, stated this in an interview.
The politician recalled that the National Assembly had, on different occasions, advised Buhari to remove the military heads.
Hanga decried that the topmost officers remain in service despite attaining retirement.
Hanga described the situation as demoralizing and disheartening.
He, however, stressed that the sack calls by federal lawmakers were mere political statement.
Hanga wondered why they have since failed to take a decisive action to enforce their demand.
Buhari may appear at the Green Chamber on December 10th or 15th.
Benjamin Kalu, Reps spokesperson, made the confirmation to reporters last Thursday in Abuja.
The Nigerian leader is expected to brief the lawmakers on insecurity in the country.
He was invited after the massacre of more than 40 Borno farmers by Boko Haram.
Kalu recalled that the House leadership had engaged the President and asked when it would be convenient for him.
The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, met Buhari at the Presidential Villa last Wednesday.
Kalu said December 8 would not be possible because of the National Executive Committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC).