I Did Incredibly Well As Chief Of Army Staff: Buratai

I Did Incredibly Well As COAS – Buratai

Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai (retd.), has stated that he carried out numerous projects while in charge as the COAS.

Buratai spoke with journalists after a special gala night organised by members of the 29th Regular Course Association of the Nigerian Defense Academy in Abuja at the weekend.

The retired COAS stated that there was never a dull moment during his days as the COAS.

Buratai when asked to make comments to critics from Nigeria’s opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party, said there is no point doing that since he is not a politician.

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He insisted that he owed no one explanations over tenure, termination of the same and also his appointment as a non-career ambassador.

He said, “It’s an honourable retirement and also an honourable appointment. I’m not a politician, so I have no word for the opposition. I have done well.”

He added: “I am happy that in July last year, my officers at the Army headquarters compiled a compendium of my achievements.

“In fact, I can’t even remember all the projects that we have executed. Is it in terms of infrastructure? Is it in terms of capacity building? Is it in terms of training?

“Since I was appointed, there was never a dull moment in terms of training. Remember the various exercises. These are training exercises from ‘Python dance’, ‘Crocodile smile’, and even the latest one ‘Exercise Sahel Sanity.’

“Is it in the area of medical? In terms of education of our children and wards, the Nigerian Army University are all great achievements.”