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  • Updated: May 13, 2020

Ibrahim Gambari: Atiku Sends Message To New Chief of Staff


A former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, President Muhammadu Buhari's new Chief of Staff (CoS).

Allnews reports that Gambari, a professor of political science and Nigeria's former permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), was announced as the new Chief of Staff to President Buhari today.

Atiku expressed hope that Gambari 'will deploy his varied skills garnered over the years in the service of Nigeria'.


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The 75-year-old was presented during the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday.

He replaces Abba Kyari, who died from Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) complications last month.

Gambari, from Ilorin, Kwara state, was minister of external affairs when Buhari was military head of state between 1983 and 1985.

Earlier, he was the founder/chairman of Savannah Center External link in Abuja, a think-tank for research, training, and public policy debate on the nexus between diplomacy (conflict resolution), democracy, and development in Africa.

His last assignment at the United Nations was as the joint special representative of the secretary-general and chairperson of the African Union Commission/head of the UN and AU hybrid mission in Darfur (UNAMID) from January 2010 to July 2012.

During his tenure, UNAMID was the world’s largest international peacekeeping mission.

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