General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin (rtd), former Defense Chief, is the head of mission to Cameroon.
At a concise function in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, introduced letters of belief to the ex-administration bosses.
This was unveiled in a proclamation by Mr Kimiebi Ebienfa, data official in the service.
“The Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Geoffrey Onyeama today 22 June 2021, introduced 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 short function complimented the prompt past help bosses on their arrangement by Mr. President and approach them to send their abundance of involvement to advance Nigeria’s advantage during their deployment in nations of accreditation.”
In any case, the assertion was quiet on the posting of the other previous Service bosses, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ette Ibas (resigned) previous Chief of Naval Staff; Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar (resigned), ex-Chief of Air Staff and Air Vice Marshal Muhammad S. Usman (Rtd), previous Chief of Defense Intelligence.
Day by day Trust reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had, on February 4, 2021, delegated the ex-administration bosses as non-profession ministers.
The president delegated the ex-administration bosses in 2015 and wouldn’t bow to the pressing factor of easing them of their obligations until they “willfully surrendered”.
Before their “retirement” there had been broad brings for their expulsion over inability to contain the security challenges confronting the country, which pundits said got exacerbated under their supervision.
Thus, their arrangement as Nigeria’s diplomats to outside nations started public shock, with approaches the Senate to dismiss their selections.
Regardless of the shock, the Senate, on February 23, 2021, affirmed their selections.