Nigeria’s Ambasssdor to the Republic of Benin, HE, Amb. Tukur Yusufu Buratai, on Thursday 27th July 2021 presented his letter of Credence to the President, Republic of Benin Mr. Patrice Talon.
Ambasssdor Tukur Buratai who is a proud holder of the Nigerian Army Medal, the highest military honour in Brazil, the Order of Merit and was honoured with the award of Professor At Large by the Igbinedion University, Benin, is a former Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria.
He is an alumni of the National Defence University, Bangladash.
During his tenure as COAS, he expanded the Nigerian Army with creation of new diviisions, Brigades and established the Nigerian Army University of Biu among several infrastructural projects at military formations across the country.
The building of the new Headquarters complex of the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, NAOWA hospital in Asokoro, the ongoing Army Reference hospitals at Maiduguri and in the South East are some of the infrastructural projects he initiated.