Ebony state government has honoured former Chief of Army Staff, Ambassador Tukur Buratai.
Gatekeepers News reports that the Ebonyi State Government, South East Nigeria, has held a state dinner in honour of the former Chief of Army Staff and Nigeria Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Ambassador Tukur Buratai.
The Dinner was held on Sunday at the Banquet Hall of the Governor’s Lodge at Ocho Udo Centenary City in Abakaliki.
The State Governor, David Umahi while speaking at the dinner, commended Buratai for the services he rendered to the nation and Ebonyi State in particular which he said helped to reduce incidences of insecurity during his reign as Chief of Army Staff.
He added that Nigerians will always remember Buratai as a man who did his best to protect his nation.
Umahi said, “This is a man that even if he is in the battlefront and you call him on phone, he will answer you, it doesn’t matter your level, so we are very proud of his service to humanity, When you have a good heart to your people, when you want to exit, God can use even your enemies to grant you a soothing exit, so I congratulate you for the selfless service you rendered to us as a Chief of Army Staff.
“Security is quite the duty of each one of us. One of the things he did for Ebonyi State is manpower development and that is by bringing the Tukur Buratai Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution as well as the Army Referral Hospital to Ebonyi State.
“Today we want to thank you very highly for this your honour and commitment to the welfare of our people.”