- The presidency has reacted to the criticisms over President Buhari's appointment favouring the northern region
- According to Femi Adesina, Nigerians have had the wrong impression about the nominations
- The presidential spokesman revealed that Ogun state had the highest number of appointments in the Buhari-led administration
Following the controversy that has trailed various appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari, the presidency has responded, saying the positions were not in the favour of northerners.
Legit.ng reports that the presidency was reacting to the fears expressed in some quarters that Buhari is skewed to favour the north
Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, on Monday, February 1, refuted claims during an appearance on AriseTV The Morning Show monitored by The Nation.
He explained that many Nigerians have a wrong perception about the appointments made by the Buhari-led administration.
According to Adesina, Ogun state had the highest number of appointments made by the Buhari administration in 2015.
The spokesman also said this was followed by some southern states and even Kastina state where Buhari hails from, is one of the lowest states in terms of numbers of appointments.
Buhari tables confirmation of service chiefs before N/Assembly
Legit.ng recalls that days after appointing new service chiefs, Buhari wrote the National Assembly, seeking their confirmation.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the president's special adviser on National Assembly matters, Babajide Omoworare, and released on Friday, January 29.
In the statement, Omoworare also addressed the speculations that President Buhari bypassed the National Assembly in the process of appointing the new service chiefs.
Buhari says religion doesn’t determine his administration's decisions
Meanwhile, President Buhari on Thursday, January 28, warned that stoking ethnic and religious prejudices will jeopardise Nigeria's development.
The president stated this when he received in audience the leadership of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), led by its president-general and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, at the Presidential Villa.
President Buhari said his decisions and policies of the federal government under his watch are not influenced by religious prejudice.