Ex-service chief Olonisakin appointed ambassador to Cameroon gets letter of credence
Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai (rtd.) and former Chief of Defence Staff General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin (rtd.) have been appointed as ambassador designate of Nigeria to Benin Republic and Cameroon respectively.
The information officer of the ministry Mr. Kimiebi Ebienfa disclosed that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama at a brief ceremony in Abuja on Tuesday presented letters of credence to the ex-service chiefs.
“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,” he said in a statement.
This is coming after President Muhammadu Buhari nominated the immediate past Service Chiefs as non-career Ambassadors-Designate and the names were confirmed by the senate.