South-East Indigenes Shun Nigerian Army Recruitment, Failed to Meet Required Slot.
Indigenes of South-East states are unable to fill their quota of admission into the Nigerian Army, over fear of ethnic and religious prejudices, inadequate equipment to prosecute assignments and hoarding of vacancies a circulating report says.
The Enugu State government had on Friday also expressed worries over the inability of the state to fill its quota in previous recruitment exercises.
“Regrettably, during the recruitment exercise for the 82 and 83 Regular intakes, Enugu State contingents were only 73 and 49 people respectively as opposed to the 150 slots reserved for the state on each occasion based on the quota system.
“The consequence of today’s inaction is that in time, our dear state would obviously be unevenly represented when other personnel recruited would have progressed in service.
“Uninformed observers could erroneously misinterpret this scenario in future as marginalisation and imbalance in the federal character”.