It’s Authentic: Gambari is new Chief of Staff

Former Minister of External Affairs, Ibrahim Gambari, has been announced as the Chief of Staff by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Professor Gambari is a 75-year-old Kwara-born diplomat and Nigeria’s former Minister of External Affairs. He is replacing late Abba Kyari, who died of coronavirus complications in April 2020.

Though widely circulated on Tuesday 12th May 2020, his appointment was not made official until Wednesday.

TheColumn had earlier earlier reported that the new Chief of Staff arrived the Presidential Villa on Wednesday.

The news was confirmed by the personal assistant to Mr Buhari on new media, Bashir Ahmad, the news on Twitter.

According to him, Mr Gambari’s appointment was announced at the virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided by Mr Buhari.

The new appointee also attended the FEC meeting.

Professor Gambari was Nigeria’s Minister for Foreign Affairs (1984-1985) when Mr Buhari was Nigeria’s military head of state.

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