Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says not all appointments made by President Buhari are expected to be subjected to Federal character policy. Speaking in an interview with Channels TV, Adesina said other factors are to be taken into consideration when making political appointments.
“It is not all appointments that must be subject to Federal character. There are some like Minister for instance the constitution says each state must produce and that has been satisfied and there are some that are not necessarily subject to Federal character.
There is a lot of spread but although it maybe more in some places. Appointments is an ongoing thing. It is a process and it continues One thing you can say about this government is that it listens to feedbacks”he said
When asked why the North has the highest number of security chiefs appointments, Adesina said
“When it is the turn of a person to hold a certain office and you say because he is from a certain region you then bypass him for another person, you have been unfair to that person and also to the system. The security system often times operate on hierarchy and efficiency. So if you have a senior person who is also efficient and because he comes from a certain region, you bypass him, I think you are being unjust and unfair to somebody” he said
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