The Nigerian Military has said that there was no nepotism in its Brief Service Fee recruitment during which the South-East states had the fewest with 42 candidates and the North-Central had 58 candidates.
The military said on Wednesday that every geopolitical zone within the nation was given equal illustration with eight candidates chosen from the comprising states.
The Director, Military Public Relations, Brig Gen Mohammed Yerima, famous that the South-East area with 5 states due to this fact had 40 candidates and two further slots had been added to them, whereas the North-Central with seven states had 56 candidates with two additionally added to them.
In a launch, Yerima mentioned, “Some publications alleged that the record of profitable candidates for Brief Service Fee 47 Choice Board which was printed on March 26 was dominated by the North whereas the South-East had the fewest candidates. It’s pertinent to state that the Nigerian Military strictly complies with the Federal Character coverage.
“Accordingly, an equal variety of eight candidates had been chosen from every state of the federation besides in uncommon situations, the place a state didn’t have the required variety of eligible candidates to fill its 8 vacancies. In such occasion, the emptiness will likely be crammed by a contiguous state from the identical geopolitical zone.
“Following this quantity allotted per state, the South-East which is made up of 5 states was entitled to 40 candidates. Nonetheless, two further vacancies had been allotted to the geopolitical zone thereby making a complete 42 candidates as a substitute of 40. North Central as an illustration has seven states (FCT inclusive). Taking eight candidates from every state in geopolitical zone offers a complete of 56 along with two further vacancies as was additionally allotted to the South-East, gave the overall of 58 candidates.
“It’s due to this fact fairly uncharitable and blatantly divisive for any organisation to whip up sentiments from such a straight ahead train performed by the Nigerian Military in the very best curiosity of the nation.”