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Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. TY Buratai, has been conferred with the chieftaincy title of the Are Balogun Agba of Owu-Kuta Kingdom of Osun State.

The conferment was made at the weekend by the paramount ruler of the kingdom, the Olowu of Kuta, Oba Adekunle Makama Oyelude, Tegbosun III.

The Olowu of Kuta and Gen. Buratai

Gen. Buratai is also Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Republic of Benin.

According to the Olowu’s letter of conferment, Buratai is eminently qualified as an icon worthy of being bestowed with the eminent chieftaincy title.

Olowu explains that since he assumed the throne of his forefathers on the 15th September, 2012, he has developed three main concerns as primary objectives in Office, which include peaceful coexistence, socio-economic development and qualitative leadership.

“Conferment of this title on you by the Owu Kingdom is a further testimony to the fact that people appreciate what you have done and the ones you are still doing for the country,” the Olowu said.

“This long-earned title should further reinvigorate you to do more for posterity.
 
“After due consultation with the Olowu-in-Council and the entire Royal Family, I hereby confer on you the High Chieftaincy title of: Are Balogun Agba’ of ‘Owu-Kuta’ Kingdom.
 
“Please accept our congratulation with the highest royal esteem!”

The formal installation is expected take place at a later date.

It is worthy of note that the Olowu and the ambassador had been long time friends.

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