President Muhamadu Buhari has on Thursday, June 10, 2021, detailed the possible reasons why the Southeastern part of Nigeria is not in his supposed inclusive government.
He noted this during a media chat conducted by the Arise television at Aso villa, Abuja.
During the interview, a journalist asked, President Buhari: “Still on the Southeast, Mr. President, how do you plane to include more people from the Southeast and the South in general in your government, especially the security services and the MDAs?
He answered: “You look at the NNPC and look at the military.
“People who have been there for eighteen years or people who have been their tenure for ten years, they trained in Zaria or in Abeokuta, they came through the ranks and because they served under circumstances and gradually rise to the status and you think we will take somebody to balance up?
“These positions have to be earned. There are people who have been there for ten-fifteen years. If you don’t join, you are not forced to be joined but when you join you go through the rigmarole, you go through the programme throughout and you learn by the system.”