President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Professor Agboola Ibrahim Gambari, 75, as his new chief of staff.
This was disclosed by the Personal Assistant to President Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, via a Tweet after the virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) met on Wednesday.
President @MBuhari has appointed Professor Ibrahim Gambari, as his Chief of Staff, Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, announced the appointment today at the virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) May 13, 2020
The former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations for the Department of Political Affairs, who is an indigene of Kwara State, was appointed to replace the late Abba Kyari on Tuesday, May 12.
Gambari, 75, is currently the Special Adviser on the International Compact with Iraq and Other Issues for the Secretary-General of the United Nations and was the Minister of External Affairs between 1984 and 1985 before he became the chairperson of the African Union Commission as Joint African Union-United Nations Special Representative for Darfur effective in January 2010.
On March 4, 2013, Ibrahim Gambari was appointed the pioneer Chancellor of the Kwara State University, the ceremonial head that presides over convictions to award degrees and also supports the vision of the institution.
Meanwhile, Nairametrics had reported on Tuesday that Gambari was appointed but Ahmad could not confirm the report. Efforts to reach him were abortive, as he didn’t respond to Nairametrics’ enquiries.
Reports confirmed that the Federal Government wanted to make the official announcement after the FEC meeting.
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