The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has said that the president is aware of the Federal Character rule and will apply it in his appointments.
‘President will balance appointments,’ Femi Adesina says
Adesina also said that Buhari’s appointments would balance out very soon amidst outrage over a seeming bias towards the North.
Many Nigerians spoke out against the president’s seemingly lopsided appointments after he appointed four more officials from the north on Thursday, August 27, 2015.
Adesina addressed the issue on Friday, August 28, 2015, while speaking on “Political Platform”, a programme on radio station, RayPower.
“Nobody can fault the fact that the persons appointed were appointed on merits. In terms of the spread, the President has prerogative to appoint and he knows there is federal character. I am sure that there will be balance in the future. These are still early days. At the end of the day, we will have a balance.”
“By the time more appointments are made, it will balance out. The President is trying to get the very best of Nigerians. The issue of key positions and no key positions should not be the issue. He gave a deadline of September for the appointment of ministers and he will keep to it.”
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