Gov. Buni urges Buratai to strengthen Nigeria’s tie with Benin Republic
Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni has urged Nigeria’s new Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai (rtd) on building a stronger relationship between Nigeria and the Benin Republic.
Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni gave the charge yesterday in a statement signed by his spokesman, Mamman Mohammed, when he received the new Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai (rtd) on a courtesy visit to Damaturu.
Buni expressed optimism that Buratai has the needed ability to build a worthy relationship between Nigeria and the Republic of Benin.
“Your Excellency, your meritorious service in the army has built a great confidence around you which has earned you this appointment as Ambassador by President Muhammadu Buhari,” Buni said.
“I wish you a very successful assignment in your new office and l am sure you will do Nigeria proud, “the governor added.
Responding, Ambassador Buratai commended Governor Buni for his encouragement and support during his service.
He further congratulated Governor Buni for his exemplary leadership as the APC chairman caretaker committee of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
“I thank you for the words of encouragement and promise to do my best for an improved relationship between the two countries,” Buratai assured.