President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai (rtd.), a former Chief of Army Staff as Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Republic.
The president also appointed a former Defence Chief, Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin (rtd.), as the Head of Mission to Cameroon.
During a brief ceremony in Abuja, Kimiebi Ebienfa, the Information Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated:
“The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Geoffrey Onyeama today, June 22, 2021, presented Letters of Credence to the Ambassador-Designate of Nigeria to the Republic of Cameroon, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin (rtd.), and the Ambassador-Designate of Nigeria to the Republic of Benin, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai (rtd.).
“The Minister of Foreign Affairs during the brief ceremony congratulated the immediate-past service chiefs on their appointment and called on them to deploy their wealth of experience to promote Nigeria’s interest during their tour of duty in countries of accreditation.”
Source: This Day Live
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