The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina has responded to critics over his principal’s recent political appointments, saying there’ll be balance in the appointments at the end of it all.
The Presidential aide made this known on Friday in Abuja during RayPower’s flagship programme.
On Thursday, August 28, Buhari had appointed 6 more key officials of his government, causing outrage among Nigerians, who were of the opinion that he is favouring people from Northern Nigeria.
Adesina urged those criticizing his principal for appointing mostly northerners into his government to first take a look at how qualified those appointed are for such positions, adding that it is the President’s prerogative to appoint whoever he pleases into his government.
“The personal merit of each person that has been appointed.”
“You cannot run away from the fact that each person appointed merits the position. They are qualified!”
“But then in terms of the spread, the thing I will also like to say is that the President has the prerogative to make appointments and he knows that there is federal character in our constitution. I’m sure he bears that in mind as he makes the appointments that will come in the future.
“I believe that at the end of it all, there is going to be a balance.
“These are still early days in the appointments he is going to make. At the end of it all, I believe we are going to have a balance,” he stated.