- A university don has said that the recently nominated ambassadors will make Nigeria and Africa proud
- Thomas Uzah commended President Muhammadu Buhari over his nomination of the service chiefs as non-career ambassadors
- According to Uzah, the newly nominated ambassadors will definitely deliver on their tasks
The head of the department of mass communication at the Kwararafa University, Wukari, Taraba state, Dr Thomas Uzah, on Tuesday, February 16, said that the immediate past service chiefs will make the African continent proud as non-career ambassadors.
Uzah while speaking at a media parley attended by Legit.ng said Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai (retired) and other former service chiefs who have been nominated as ambassadors by President Muhammadu Buhari are on a step towards addressing the security challenges in Nigeria.
The university don said the nomination of the past military chiefs by the president would galvanize them towards utilizing their wealth of experience in service to the country over the years.
Also commending the president for the nomination, Uzah said he has no doubt with regards to their ability to deliver in the critical task before them.
He added that the resume of the new ambassadors is rich and replete with acts of patriotism that would make any nation green with envy.
He also said that once confirmed, the evidence is clear that the past service chiefs are well-positioned to render invaluable services wherever they find themselves.
“I commend the president in this regard because Nigeria would be the ultimate beneficiary in this trying period in the country.
“We must admit that they are assets that every nation would want to possess because of their penchant for delivering results in critical tasks as evident in their performance over the years.”
The university don noted that nomination of Buratai and others as ambassadors would not only be beneficial to Nigeria but to Africa at large because of the strategic leadership role that Nigeria plays in the African continent.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Buhari had asked the Nigerian Senate to consider the confirmation of the past service chiefs as non-career ambassadors.
The president in a letter to the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, also requested the confirmation of the appointment of the commissioner, Nigerian Law Reform Commission, the commissioner of the Federal Civil Service Commission among others.
Also, the former army chief had said he will not comment on the criticism against his nomination by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Buratai said one major reason why he would not comment on the opposition’s party attacks is that he is not a politician.
Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent at Legit.ng. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at email@example.com.