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Buhari nominates Olonisakin, Buratai as ambassadors

Buhari nominates Olonisakin, Buratai as ambassadors
February 04
16:20 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated the just-retired service chiefs as non-career ambassadors-designate.


In a letter to the senate on Thursday, Buhari wrote: “In accordance with section 171 (1), (2) (c) & sub-section (4) of 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, I have the honour to forward for confirmation by the Senate, the under-listed five (5) names of nominees as Non-Career Ambassadors-Designate.”

The nominees are:

  • Abayomi G. Olonisakin, retired general and former chief of defence staff;
  • Tukur Y. Buratai, retired lt-gen and former chief of army staff
  • Ibok-Ete Ibas, retired vice-admiral  and former chief of naval staff
  • Sadique Abubakar, retired air marshal and former chief of air staff
  • Mohammed S. Usman, retired air vice marshal and former chief of defence

Buhari urged the senate to give “expeditious consideration” to the nominations.


This is coming a week after Buhari replaced them as service chiefs.

In the official announcement, they were said to have resigned and then retired.



  1. Realgood
    Realgood February 04, 22:59

    It is good . This is to show appreciation for the good work they do in the military. More grease to their elbow

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  2. Me
    Me February 05, 10:24

    Well to an extent they have served their farther land and deserved to be honoured. Having said that the president has taken an holistic decision and not a questionable one.

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    • General con holio
      General con holio February 05, 11:51

      Are they the only Nigerians? And what is so special about military officers? These are people who were at best average students. The government is telling the brilliant pupils they are wasting their times. Generals who have never smelled cordite.

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  3. Remi Olaniyi
    Remi Olaniyi February 05, 13:16

    This is promotion of mediocracy and reward of failure.

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