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The latest supplementary list of admission into the Nigerian Navy is made up of only northern candidates, a report by Sahara Reporters claim.
According to the full list published in the paper, the service allegedly shunned federal character as it selected core northerners and a few from North Central for its final list.
An official of the service who spoke to the paper lamented at the unequal representation, saying that the service had previously ensured candidates were selected from different regions.
He said, “Normally, after recruitment, they release a list and those people on that list will go for training, they divide the list into two, Batch A and B.
“They released a supplementary list recently and this has never happened before that all the names on that list will be from the North, 44 candidates. They are not just from the North but mainly from the core North.
“In the normal recruitment list, every state is usually given equal number but I don’t know why this is different. This supplementary list Batch A has resumed, Batch B will resume in January. These are the few people that will join those that are already there. As far as it is supplementary, every zone and state should be included.
“The former ones they did, all states were included in equal numbers except the Federal Capital Territory (FCT); the FCT is the only one that usually gets lesser slots because most of those using FCT to apply are not from there.
“My question is, why is this supplementary list representing only the North. It should represent all parts, not just a particular region.”