FG Appoints Olonisakin, Buratai Ambassadors to Cameroon, Benin Republic
Former chief of defence staff and that of army staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin (rtd) and Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai (rtd), have been deployed to Cameroon and Benin Republic respectively.
Information officer of the ministry foreign affairs, Kimiebi Ebienfa, revealed that the ex-service chiefs were presented with letters of credence by the minister, Geoffrey Onyeama at a brief ceremony in Abuja on Tuesday.
“The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Geoffrey Onyeama today 22 June 2021, presented Letters of Credence to the Ambassador-Designate of Nigeria to the Republic of Cameroon, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin (Retired) and the Ambassador-Designate of Nigeria to the Republic of Benin, Lt.Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai (Retired).”
“The Minister of Foreign Affairs during the brief ceremony congratulated the immediate past service chiefs on their appointment by Mr. President and called on them to deploy their wealth of experience to promote Nigeria’s interest during their tour of duty in countries of accreditation.”
It was not clear as of the time this story was published what becomes of the other former service chiefs, Vice Admiral Ibok- Ette Ibas (retired) former Chief of Naval Staff; Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar (retired), ex-Chief of Air Staff and and Air Vice Marshal Muhammad S. Usman (Rtd), former Chief of Defense Intelligence.
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