The Federal Government has defended the alleged lopsided appointment of  president Muhammadu Buhari into public offices, saying that the president should not be judged based on the appointments of security chiefs alone.

Mohammed said that those accussing the president of lopsided appointments into public offices are only judging him on the basis of the security sector alone.

“Those talking about balancing and federal character should stop focusing on one aspect.

“Let us see how many permanent secretaries, directors-general and executive directors and heads of parastatals we have in Nigeria today and where they come from. This will give us more insight into the fact that this administration is not lopsided in appointments.

“We should stop looking at only one side to make our judgment, and anywhere we notice any lop-sidedness, government will correct it,” he said.

He stated this when he paid a visit to Channels Television to seek support for national campaign against fake news.

The minister also debunked the allegations from certain quarters that the N16.6 billion Paris Club refund to Osun State was meant to help the All Progressives Congress (APC) win the September 22 governorship election in the state.