What real powers does Paul Dike have in making decisions about the defence of this country? Imagine he was not even aware of troop deployments during Yardua's return?
My perception is that the chief of defence staff is in charge of defending the nation from all types of armed threats and uprisings? All other military chiefs (army, navy and air force) are subordinate to him in theory.
Reasons for this question:
1. Troop deployments during Yaradua's return from Saudi. Paul Dike was not aware of this
2. Chief of Army Staff General Danbazzau seems to be a law unto himself making unilateral decisions and proving unable to contain the crisis in various parts of the country?
3. Major General Saleh Maina, General Officer Commanding the 3rd Armoured Division in Jos refusing to answer calls and text messages especially during periods of adverse circumstances?
Where was Paul Dike in all this?
No comments from him at all, or have I got it all wrong?
These people just seem to be at the top for the sake of it, while the real decisions are taken elsewhere.
What are your thoughts?