Buhari assigns ambassadorial duties to Buratai, Olonisakin

Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai (Rtd) has been presented with his Letter of Credence.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday assigned ambassadorial duties to two former service chiefs.

Those assigned duties by Buhari were the immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-General Tukur Buratai who is the Ambassador-Designate to the Republic of Benin.

His boss and immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olanisakin is now the country’s Ambassador-Designate to the Republic of Cameroon.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, according to the ministry presented the Letters of Credence to them on Wednesday morning.

Onyeama, during the brief ceremony, congratulated them on their appointment by Buhari and called on them to deploy their wealth of experience to promote Nigeria’s interest during their tour of duty in countries of accreditation.

Buhari had nominated the ex- four Service Chiefs on 4th February 2021 and were confirmed by the Senate on February 23, 2021 despite public outcry.

Ex- Chief of Air staff, Ibok Ibias and former Chief of Naval Staff, Abubakar Sadique are still awaiting their posting.

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