President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, deployed the former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai (rtd) to Benin Republic as an Ambassador.
Also, the immediate Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin (rtd), has been deployed to the Republic of Cameroon as an Ambassador-Designate of Nigeria.
This was confirmed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, while presenting letter of credence to the newly appointed ex-service chiefs.
This was contained in a statement by Mr Kimiebi Ebienfa, information officer of the ministry of foreign affairs.
The statement reads,
“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).”
Recall that President Buhari, upon the retirement of the service chiefs, appointed them as non-career ambassadors.