The news which spread like wildfire on Tuesday to the effect that President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a new Chief of Staff has attracted a reaction from the presidency.
Buhari appointed Prof. Ibrahim Gambari as his new Chief of Staff to replace the late Abba Kyari.
However, when contacted for a reaction to the development, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu said he was not yet aware of such development.
In a text sent as quoted by Daily Post, Garba wrote: “I have not been briefed.”
Prof. Ibrahim Gambari is a 75-year-old Nigerian scholar and diplomat from Kwara State, northcentral Nigeria. He was Minister for External Affairs between 1984 and 1985. He was appointed by the secretary-general of United Nations Ban Ki-moon and the chairperson of the African Union Commission as Joint African Union-United Nations Special Representative for Darfur effective from 1 January 2010.
Professor Gambari was the Special Adviser on the International Compact with Iraq and Other Issues for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Previously, he served as the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations (USG) for the Department of Political Affairs (DPA). He was appointed on June 10, 2005, and assumed the post on July 1 of that year.
Gambari was on March 4, 2013, named by the Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmad, as the pioneer Chancellor of the Kwara State University.
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