President Mohammadu Buhari has revealed his standards for all appointment he has made since he got into power in 2015 were not based on ethnicity but on merit.
This was disclosed by the President in a life interview with Arise TV earlier today 10th June 2021, claiming he cannot throw away seniority for balance and federal character.
Recall that the President have been largely criticized and bashed severally over his alleged unbalanced method of appointments that supposedly favors Northerners and his recent appointment of the latest Chief of Army Staff Farouk Yahaya.
Moreso,the President has come out to defends himself over the recent appointment of the Service chiefs noting that it will be wrong for him to favor those who have spent shorter service years over those that have stayed longer.
“People who have been there for 18 years or even for 10 years, they trained in Zaria or in Abeokuta, they come through the ranks. And because they served under all the circumstances, the crises and everything and they gradually rise to that status and you think you just pick somebody just to balance up? These positions have to be earned, "he said.