Army de­nies nepo­tism in re­cruit­ment ex­er­cise

Sunday Trust - - NEWS - By Ruby Leo

The Nige­rian Army yes­ter­day de­nied re­ports that it was dis­crim­i­nat­ing and pre­vent­ing cer­tain eth­nic groups from be­ing re­cruited into the Army in the on-go­ing ex­er­cise.

The Di­rec­tor of Army Pub­lic Re­la­tions, Bri­gadier Gen­eral Texas Chukwu, in a state­ment stressed that the Nige­rian Army would re­main apo­lit­i­cal in the dis­charge of its con­sti­tu­tional roles.

He pointed out that no state of the fed­er­a­tion, in­clud­ing Adamawa State would be ex­empted as al­leged by the mis­chief mak­ers cir­cu­lat­ing the false re­ports on­line.

The state­ment reads in part, “the Nige­rian Army wishes to state cat­e­gor­i­cally that the al­le­ga­tion is not only un­true but un­founded and un­sub­stan­ti­ated.

“This is the handy work of un­scrupu­lous el­e­ments at­tempt­ing to drag the good name of the Army in the mud.

“For avoid­ance of doubt and to set the record straight, the Nige­rian Army wishes to state that ev­ery el­i­gi­ble Nige­rian is qual­i­fied to be re­cruited into the Nige­rian Army pro­vided such in­di­vid­ual meets the set stan­dards.

“All the can­di­dates for the re­cruit­ment ex­er­cise from Demsa, Nu­man, La­murde and Girei Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Ar­eas are cur­rently par­tic­i­pat­ing in the on-go­ing re­cruit­ment ex­er­cise like any other can­di­dates.

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