President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said he was torn between a hard place and the rock on matter of making appointment as it often generated controversy.
Buhari made this remark when he had an audience with a delegation of the Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria at the State House and was told by his guests of their displeasure at his appointment.
The Muslim group alleged that the President’s appointment was being skewed in favour of Christian faithful and asked him to avert the trend.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who in a statement related what happened at the occasion, quoted the president as saying, “I am in a difficult situation,”.
The statement read further,“I have been in many places including (Ministry of) Petroleum. I would have gone to jail if I had taken an oil well. For integrity and honesty, I have no regrets. By this, I have contributed to my social safety. I won’t go to jail.
“You cannot accuse me of stealing,” he said, adding, “I have appointed ministers and they are in charge. I appeal to their integrity. When they come here (Federal Executive Council) Chambers, we ensure they follow the due process. If I owned an oil well, I would have gone to jail.”