President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday narrated the procedure he employs in appointing those who work with him in his administration, saying they are people of proven track records.
Buhari made the statement in Abakaliki during the State dinner organised in his honour.
The President said the only considers what is best for the country in his decision each time he must select appointees.
‘‘Some of the people holding high positions in the government, like my ministers, will tell you that I didn’t know them from Adam.
‘‘I just came across their names from the records and I worked with the records. I thank God that I have a very good team,’’ he said.
The President commended Governor David Umahi for his development strides in the State, saying ‘‘the absolute commitment of the Governor to his position is very remarkable and I am very impressed.’’
President Buhari, while expressing gratitude to God and the people of Ebonyi for recognising his modest contribution to the country, described Nigeria as a great country with incredible resources and highly talented people.
‘‘We should continue to pray to God that the elites that will be in-charge of the country in the future fear God,’’ he said.