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I owe nobody any explanation over ambassadorial appointment – General Burantai

The immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai (Rtd) has said he owes no one any explanation over his recent appointment as one of the non-career ambassadors.

CRIMECHANNELS learnt that Buratai disclosed this while speaking with journalists after a special gala night organised for him by members of the 29th Regular Course Association of the Nigerian Defense Academy in Abuja on Saturday.

Buratai and other Service Chiefs voluntarily resigned their positions on 26 January, 2021, following call by several Nigerians for their sack following the widespread of insecurity in different parts of the country, with little or no solutions to arrest it.

It was gathered that after the appointment of the ex-Service Chiefs, the Peoples Democratic Party in a statement asked the President to withdraw their nomination.


When asked by journalist to react to the comment made by the PDP, he responded, “It’s an honourable retirement and also an honourable appointment. I’m not a Politician, so I have no word for the opposition. I have done well.”

“I am happy that in July last year, my officers at the Army headquarters compiled a compendium of my achievements.”

“In fact, I can’t even remember all the projects that we have executed. Is it in terms of infrastructure? Is it in terms of capacity building? Is it in terms of training?”

“Since I was appointed, there was never a dull moment in terms of training. Remember the various exercises. These are training exercises from Python dance, Crocodile smile, and even the latest one Exercise Sahel Sanity.”

“Is it in the area of medical?, In terms of education of our children and wards, the Nigerian Army University are all great achievements.”

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