The Presidency has stated that the appointments of safety chiefs will not be topic to federal character.
The Particular Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Buhari, Femi Adesina made this identified whereas reacting to stories that the Buhari administration has repeatedly made such appointments with out the inclusion of any man or girl of Igbo extraction.
Talking in an interview with Channels TV, Adesina stated whereas sure appointments are topic to Federal Character, safety just isn’t considered one of them.
In line with him, the President can appoint whoever he feels is match and can ship the job precisely.
“There are specific appointments which are topic to federal character, as an illustration, the structure says that there should be a minister from every state of the nation.
“Nonetheless, there are particular appointments that aren’t topic to federal character and considered one of them is within the safety.
“In safety, It’s about competence; it’s concerning the capacity to ship.
“So, the president will appoint whoever he feels is match and correct and can ship to the most effective for the nation and for Nigerians,” he stated
The brand new service chiefs, DAILY POST had earlier reported, are: Main-Basic Leo Irabor as Chief of Defence Employees; Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao ss Chief of Air Employees; Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo as Chief of Naval Employees; and Basic Ibrahim Attahiru as Chief of Military Employees.