Tukur Yusuf Buratai Biography, Early Life, Age, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

Tukur Yusuf Buratai

General Tukur Yusuf Burataiis a Nigerian Army Lieutenant General and the current Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria.

He got appointed in July 2015 by Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
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Tukur Yusuf Buratai Profile

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Full name: Tukur Yusuf Buratai
Date of birth: 24th November 1960
Age: 60 years
Place of birth: Borno State
Nationality: Nigerian
Parents: Mallam Yusuf Buratai
Spouse(s): Ummul Kalsum Tukur Buratai
Education: University of Maiduguri
Occupation: Army
Net worth

Tukur Yusuf Buratai Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life, Family And Education

Tukur Yusuf Buratai was born on the 24th of November, 1960 to the family of Yusuf Buratai of Buratai town, Biu Local Government Area of Borno State. His father, Buratai was a non commissioned officer in the Royal West African Frontier Force and World War II veteran who fought in Burma.

General Buratai had his primary education at Buratai town. After obtaining his First School Leaving Certificate, he enrolled at the Government Teachers College Potiskum, Yobe State, where he graduated with distinction.

Buratai has a degree in History from the University of Maiduguri and a degree in Philosophy from Bangladesh University of Professionals, Dhaka.[5] He is also a graduate of National Defence College, Mirpur, Bangladesh.

General Tukur Yusuf Buratai attended the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna in January 1981, as a member of the 29 Regular Combatant Course (29 RC) where he was given the prestigious appointment of Cadet Sergeant Major (CSM). On 17 December 1983, he got commissioned as a Second Lieutenant into the Infantry Corps of the Nigerian Army upon successful completion of his Officer Cadet training.

Military Career

Tukur Yusuf Buratai served in 26 Amphibious Battalion Elele, Port Harcourt, Military Observer at the United Nations Verification Mission II in Angola; later 26 Guards Battalion, Lagos; Lagos Garrison Command Camp. Lt Gen Buratai also served as administrative officer at the State House, Abuja; 82 Motorized Battalion; 81 Battalion, Bakassi Peninsular; Army Headquarters Garrison, Abuja before he became a Directing Staff at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, earning the prestigious "Pass Staff College Dagger" (psc(+)) appellation.

He subsequently served at the AHQ Dept of Army Policy and Plans, Abuja; Assistant Chief of Staff Administrative Matters, HQ Infantry Centre Jaji. Additionally, he was again at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College as Director Dept of Land Warfare from where he was appointed Commander 2 Brigade, Port Harcourt, doubling as Commander, Sector 2 JTF Operation PULO SHIELD. Upon promotion to the rank of Major General, he was appointed Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Jaji; thereafter he was appointed Director of Procurement DHQ before being appointed Force Commander of the newly reconstituted Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTNF) under the auspices of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin Republic, an appointment he held till he became Chief of Army Staff.

His operational deployments include Military Observer at the United Nations Verification Mission II in Angola, Op HARMONY IV in the Bakassi Peninsular, OP MESA, Op PULO SHIELD, Op SAFE CONDUCT, MNJTF, Op ZAMAN LAFIYA and Op LAFIYA DOLE. He was appointed Chief of Army Staff on 13 July 2015.

Dates of Promotion

Buratai's promotion dates are:
• Lieutenant (January 1985)
• Captain (January 1989)
• Major (January 1994)
• Lieutenant Colonel (January 1998)
• Colonel (January 2004)
• Brigadier General (January 2009)
• Major General (January 2012)
• Lieutenant General (August 2015)

Awards and Recognition

Lt Gen Buratai's honours and awards include:
• Meritorious Service Star (MSS)
• Forces Service Star (FSS)
• Distinguished Service Star (DSS)
• Training Support Medal
• Pass Staff Course Dagger (psc(+))
• Grand Service Star (GSS)
• Field Command Medal
• United Nations Medal for Angolan Verification Medal II.

Personal Life

Tukur Yusuf Buratai is happily married to Ummul Kalsum Tukur Buratai. Mrs Umma-Kalsum Tukur Buratai is the current and 26th National President of the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA). She is a mother, teacher, disciplinarian and philanthropist.
The marriage is blessed with children.

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Sources: Wikipedia.org, XYZ.ng, NAOWA.org, military.wikia.org

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