The Presidency has mentioned that the appointments of safety chiefs usually are not topic to federal character.
The Particular Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Buhari, Femi Adesina made this identified whereas reacting to experiences 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 mentioned whereas sure appointments are topic to Federal Character, safety isn’t one in every of them.
In accordance with him, the President can appoint whoever he feels is match and can ship the job precisely.
“There are particular appointments which can be topic to federal character, as an illustration, the structure says that there have to be a minister from every state of the nation.
“Nevertheless, there are specific appointments that aren’t topic to federal character and one in every of them is within the safety.
“In safety, It’s about competence; it’s concerning the potential to ship.
“So, the president will appoint whoever he feels is match and correct and can ship to the very best for the nation and for Nigerians,” he mentioned
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.