Mr. Femi Adesina, the special adviser on media and publicity to president Muhammadu buhari, says the appointment of security chiefs is not subject to federal character.
Adesina, who was a guest on channels television’s politics on Tuesday, said this while responding to comments about alleged nepotism in appointments under the current administration.
According to him, while certain appointments are subject to federal character, security matters can not be categorized as one of those.
meanwhile contrary to comments that the replacement of the service chiefs may have come following various calls by Nigerians for the sack of the former officers as a result of a number of security failures under their tenure, Mr. Adesina said the president knew the right time to been done.
Adesina’s comments come hours after the president appointed new service chiefs following the resignation of the former officers.