Magashi: Buhari Put National Interest Above Ethnicity In Appointing New Army Chief

Magashi: Buhari Put National Interest Above Ethnicity In Appointing New Army Chief
Bashir Magashi

Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi has expressed that President Muhammadu Buhari considered national interest above ethnicity in the appointment of Faruk Yahaya as the new chief of army staff.

“He is an organic infantry general who is tested and trusted to actualise the national aspirations to restore peace in the dark spots and areas of insurgency, kidnapping, and banditry, as well as other allied threats to the nation’s corporate existence,” he said.

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“With the appointment of General Yahaya, President Buhari has expediently put national interest above ethnic and religious chauvinism by fulfilling all requirements necessary.

“These include his unblemished track records of service, professional, command, and operational competencies among other yardsticks that culminated into his emergence as most suitably qualified new army boss.”

The minister also commended Buhari “for the well thought-out strategic appointment of Yahaya as a replacement for the late Attahiru.”

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