The National Ex-Councilors’ Forum of Nigeria, Yobe State chapter, has commended Nigerian Ambassador to Republic of Benin, Tukur Buratai, for giving insurgents good fight and degrading their stronghold during his tenure as Nigerian Chief of Army Staff.
The Ambassador got the commendation when the Forum, led by the Chairman, Abdulganiyu Mohammed, paid him a courtesy visit at the Government Lodge in Damaturu, Yobe State capital.
The Forum explained the aims and objectives of the association to Ambassador Buratai, stressing that they are close to the masses for engagements to promote peaceful co-existence.
The former Councilors group said the courtesy visit was to show appreciation and gratitude to the retired Lieutenant General for his efforts as Chief of Army Staff from July 2015 to January 2021, which brought peace, security and development to their communities in Yobe State and Nigeria at large.
They commended him for establishing many strategic military units and institutions in the northeast that further deter terrorist activities.
The team also congratulated him for his well-deserved appointment as Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Republic of Benin and presented him with a letter of appointment and honour as Patron of the Forum.
Responding, Ambassador Buratai, who was in Damaturu for family visit, thanked the Forum for the visit and accepted to serve as its Patron. He commended the leadership and members of the group for their continued commitment to peace and development of the nation.
He urged them as grassroots people, to support the Federal and State Governments in fostering peace and security in their respective Wards.