Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed that the appointment of security chiefs is not subject to federal character.
Adesina made this known while responding to comments about alleged nepotism in appointments under the current administration on Channels Television Politics Today on Tuesday.
The Presidential aide stated that while certain appointments are subject to Federal Character, security is not one of those.
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“There are certain appointments that are subject to federal character, for instance, the constitution says that there must be a minister from each state of the country but there are certain appointments that are also not subject to a federal character and one of them is in the security,” he said.
“In security, they are not subject to Federal Character. It is about competence; it is about the ability to deliver.
“So, the president will appoint whoever he feels is fit and proper and will deliver to the best level for the country and for Nigerians.”