The Security agency has refuted the accusations of prioritizing the northern region in its latest recruitment exercise.

Nigeria army emphasized that the principles of  Federal Character were totally consents with in the processes.

Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima, who is the Director, Army Public Relations, declined the accusations of favouring the northern region in his statement on Wednesday.

The security arm was blamed of lopsidedness in the recruitment for the Short Service Commission course 47.

According to the accusations, the successful candidates were dominated by Northern region, while the South East had the few members.

Army Public Relations Yerima, stated that equal number of eight candidates were picked from each state, except in instances where a state did not have the required number of eligible candidates.

The Army PRO added that in such cases, the vacancy will be filled by adjacent state from the same geopolitical zone.

His statement read: “Following this number allocated per state, the South East, which is made up of five states, was entitled to 40 candidates. However, two additional vacancies were allocated to the zone, thereby making a total of 42 candidates instead of 40.

“North Central, for instance, has seven states, including the FCT. Taking eight candidates from each state in the geopolitical zone gives a total of 56, in addition to two extra vacancies as was also allocated to the South East, gave the total of 58 candidates."

The Nugeria army alleged critics of frustrating with sentiments from “a straightforward exercise” conducted in the best interest of the nation.

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