Ex-Service Chiefs Buratai, Olonisakin get Letters of Credence

Ambassador’s Buratai and Olonisakin

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

Buratai is the Ambassador-Designate to the Republic of Benin.

The immediate past Chief of Defence staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin (Rtd) was also presented with his Letter of Credence.

Olanisakin is the Ambassador-Designate to the Republic of Cameroon.

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

According to the ministry, Onyeama, during the brief ceremony, congratulated them on their appointment by President Muhammadu 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.

President Muhammadu Buhari had nominated the ex- Service Chiefs and ex-CDI on 4th February 2021.

They were confirmed by the Senate on February 23, 2021.

Ex- Chief of Air staff, Ibok Ete Ibas and former Chief of Naval Staff, Abubakar Sadique, and former Chief of Defence Intelligence, Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Sani Usman are still awaiting their posting.


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