Gov Mai Mala-Buni of Yobe has charged Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai (retd), Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, to replicate the successes he recorded as a former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) in diplomacy.
Mala-Buni, who is also the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), gave the charge when Buratai paid him a courtesy visit yesterday in Damaturu.
He said the newly appointed ambassador was a worthy representative of Nigeria in Benin, noting that he would bring to bear his wealth of experience in discharging his duties.
“l have great confidence in your ability to build a viable and strong relationship between Nigeria and the Republic of Benin.
“Your meritorious service in the army has built a great confidence around you, which earned you this appointment as an ambassador by President Muhammadu Buhari,” Buni said.
In a remark, Buratai thanked the governor for the support and encouragement when he served as the army chief. (NAN)