- Nigeria's ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Tukur Yusuf Buratai (Rtd) CFR is enjoying life after military service
- His long stint in the military has begun to yield recognition as he has been decorated with several honours with barely a year since he left office
- The 61-year-old recently bagged the national honours for Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR) and he is billed for another special award
FCT, Abuja - Former Nigeria's Chief of Army staff and ambassador of Nigeria to the Republic of Benin, Tukur Yusuf Buratai (Rtd) CFR, is set to be honoured at the Nigerian Legion and Green Heroes Foundations Award 2022.
This was made known in a statement issued by the foundation in Abuja and made available to Legit.ng on Wednesday, October 26.
As contained in the statement, Ambassador Buratai will be conferred a special honour at the event for his gallant service to Nigeria and the military.
This is coming some days after President Muhammadu Buhari conferred him the national honour of the Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR) in Abuja.
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Ambassador Buratai to be special guest
Meanwhile, the organisers also disclosed that Ambassador Buratai would also feature as the special guest of honour besides being an award recipient.
The Nigerian Legion and Green Heroes Foundations Award is slated for Friday, November 11, at the international conference in Abuja.
The award is staged to recognise and honour Nigeria's military veterans who had distinguished themselves in past campaigns while representing Nigeria.
As contained in the statement, the organiser said:
"The initiative is designed to specifically elucidate on their sacrifices and the need to appreciate their selfless service to nation and humanity."
President Buhari confers CFR national honour on Ambassador Buratai
Recall that Legit.ng reported that over 400 outstanding personalities were enlisted for the 2022 national honours.
Former Army chief and current Nigeria's ambassador to the Republic of Benin T.Y Buratai was among this year's recipients.
Buratai was conferred the national award of Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR) alongside several others.