Buratai Appointed Nigeria’s Ambassador To Benin Republic
Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai (rtd), has bagged another appointment by the Federal Government as he has been deployed as Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Benin Republic.
Mr Kimiebi Ebienfa, information officer of the ministry of Foreign Affairs, issued a statement that spelled out the new role of Buratai.
The statement read: “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,”
In other news, Buratai slammed allegations of diverting funds meant for procurement of arms during his tenure of office. Buratai made it known that anyone with questions about how funds meant for the procurement of arms were spent should send all to the Ministry of Defence for answers.
He made this disclosure in a statement signed by his lawyer, Osuagwu Ugochukwu.
The statement reads:
“My attention has been drawn to an interview granted BBC by National Security Adviser (NSA), RTD Major General Babagana Monguno, wherein he was alleged to have accused former service chiefs of filtering ARMS Fund away.
“I can confirm that Lt. General Buratai and other ex-service chiefs were never mentioned in the interview and neither was any arms fund missing under the stewardship of Lt. Gen T.Y. Buratai.
“Interestingly, NSA Babagana Monguno has denied making such accusations. We, therefore, urge members of the public to discountenance any such misquoted narrative suggesting sleaze on the integrity of Rtd Lt Gen T.Y. Buratai.
“Anyone interested in knowing how arms were procured by the ex-service chiefs and particularly Lt Gen T.Y. Buratai should channel such request for information to the Ministry of Defence.”