The immediate-past Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, said the 66 months he spent as the number one officer of the Nigerian Army, was eventful.
Buratai, made this known on Thursday at the Army Headquarters Conference Room, while handing over to his successor, Maj. Gen Ibrahim Attahiru.
He said he recorded many remarkable successes and sterling feats as Chief of Army Staff between July 2015 and January 2021.
Our correspondent reports that before the appointment of Attahiru, by President Muhammadu Buhari, as the new Chief of Army Staff, Buratai is the longest serving Chief of Army Staff in Nigeria.
Lt. Gen. Buratai, noted that Armys officers and men, under his timepiece, became professionally-responsive, dedicated and committed to their statutory responsibility of safeguarding.
He equally said that infrastructural development, especially with regards to the construction and rehabilitation of several army barracks, schools, and hospitals, among other projects, was one of the lasting legacies his leadership gave.
The immediate-past Chief of Army Staff, said aside degrading the Boko Haram terrorists and army troops reclaiming some towns hitherto under the control of the insurgents in the North East, the problem of insecurity was somewhat tackled during his tenure in office.
Buratai, while expressing gratitude to the entire officers and men of the Army for their tremendous support to him, called on Maj. Gen. Attahiru to consolidate on the successes he would meet on ground.
On his part, the new COAS, Gen Attahiru promised to hit the ground running.