Nigeria’s ex-service chiefs have officially been designated ambassadors as the minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has presented letters of credence to two of them indicating their countries of service.
The letters were presented to the ambassador-designate of Nigeria to the Republic of Cameroun Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin (Retired) and the Ambassador- Designate of Nigeria to the Republic of Benin, Lt.Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai (Retired).
A statement from the media unit of the ministry on Tuesday, quoted the minister as urging them to deploy their wealth of experience to promote Nigeria’s interest.
“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,” the statement read.
Gabriel Olonisakin and Tukur Buratai were the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff and Chief of Army Staff respectively.