The Nigerian Military has described as a misrepresentation of information a narrative by an internet newspaper that the North dominated a lately launched record of Brief Service officers into the Military.
The Military said this in a press Assertion by its Spokesman, Brigadier Common Mohammed Yerima.
The recruitment in line with the Military spokesman was completed equitably with every state getting eight slots every in step with the Federal character precept as enshrined in its legal guidelines and procedures.
“Accordingly, an equal variety of eight candidates had been chosen from every state of the federation besides in uncommon cases the place a state didn’t have the required variety of eligible candidates to fill its eight 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”.
“Nevertheless, 2 additional vacancies had been allotted to the geopolitical zone thereby making a complete 42 candidates as an alternative of 40. North Central as an illustration has 7 states (FCT inclusive). Taking eight candidates from every state in geopolitical zone provides a complete of 56 along with 2 additional vacancies as was additionally allotted to the South East gave the entire of 58 candidates.
He mentioned the report is stretching creativeness from what’s a staright ahead train performed by the Nigerian Military in nationwide curiosity.
He urged members of the general public together with media practitioners to at all times search clarification from Military Headquarters at any time when unsure on any subject relatively than speeding to publish studies that will be defamatory to the picture of the Nigerian Military and injurious to Nigeria’s unity.