Just In: Presidency Defends Buhari's Choice of Service Chiefs Ahead of May 29 Handover

Just In: Presidency Defends Buhari's Choice of Service Chiefs Ahead of May 29 Handover

  • Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, has cleared the air regarding his principal's choice of service chiefs
  • Ahead of the May 29 handover, Adesina disclosed that Buhari appointed his service chiefs based on competence and not on ethnic group
  • Adesina, however, noted that the Buhari administration has done its best to tackle Nigeria’s multifarious security challenges

Ahead of the Monday, May 29 handover ceremony, the federal government, on Monday, April 10, defended some of President Muhammadu Buhari’s decisions in the last eight years, especially his choice of service chiefs.

Ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidency has explained that the appointment of service chiefs should not be subject to ethnic balancing or the federal character principle.

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The presidency revealed Buhari appointed service chiefs who were competent. Photo credit: Femi Adesina
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Speaking on Channels Television programme, presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina maintained that Buhari reserved the exclusive right to appoint whoever he wanted and from wherever he desired.

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Adesina argued that the criterion for such selection was competence and not the ethnic grouping of the government officials so appointed, This Day newspaper reported.

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“Critics will always be there. That’s their job. The thing about critics is that they hear themselves only. They don’t hear alternate voices,” the presidency said in defence of Buhari.

President Muhammadu Buhari to visit Saudi Arabia

President Muhammadu Buhari will be leaving Nigeria for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, April 11, on an official visit to the emirate country. He will be there till April 19.

Garba Shehu, the spokesperson to the president, disclosed this in a statement released on Monday, April 10.

The statement reads in part:

“Last trip to the Kingdom as President, during which he will perform Umrah, the Lesser Pilgrimage.”

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The founder and primate of the Evangelical Church of Yahweh Worldwide, Theophilus Olabayo, has predicted that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will be sworn in as Nigeria's next president on May 29.

Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, won the February 25 presidential election, polling over eight million votes.

However, the first and second runners-up in the poll, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP and Peter Obi of the Labour Party, are challenging the outcome of the election in court.

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