The Olowu of Kuta, Oba Adekunle Makama, Tegbosun 111, has congratulated former chief of Army Staff and Nigerian High Commissioner to Benin Republic, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai rtd over his new chieftaincy title of ‘Garkuwan Keffi’ at the weekend.
Legit.ng reports that Olowu in a congratulatory message he personally signed commended the former army chief for the recognition and honour over the ‘Garkuwan Keffi’ meaning ‘Shield’ conferred on him by Keffi Emirate Council led by Emir of Keffi, Dr. Shehu Chindo-Yamusa.
Olowu maintains that the eminent personalities across the country and the crowd that witnessed the turbaned of Ambassador Buratai at the emir’s palace in Keffi local government area of Nasarawa state on Saturday, July 23, was a testimony to the good works and his contribution to the Nigerian army which he (Buratai) served meritoriously, and humanity on a selfless basis.
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The monarch said:
“I want to congratulate Ambassador TY Buratai for this new chieftaincy title of ‘ Garkuwan Keffi’ meaning a ‘Shield’. This is another testimony to the fact that he is loved by many despite attempts by detractors to paint him black. I urged him to work harder because the reward of hard work is more work.
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“This also testifies to the fact that people appreciate what you have done and still doing for the country. This new title should further reinvigorate you to do more for posterity. On behalf of my good people of owu Kuta In Ayedire local government of Osun state, congratulations!"
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Olowu of Kuta described the attempt by some faceless groups to tarnish the image of the former chief of army staff and Nigeria Ambassador to Benin Republic, Ambassador Tukur Yusufu Buratai as effort in futility.
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It was reported that while speaking at a press conference in Kuta on Tuesday, June 28, over the recent publication against the former COAS, Olowu said Buratai is of unimpeachable character worthy of emulation.
Olowu flanked by other traditional rulers in Osun State said he’s ready to support any Nigerian that’s patriotic and has shown enough commitment to the unity of Nigeria like Buratai.