Gambari’s Appointment Confirmed at FEC _Ada Nkong

A combination of photos of President Muhammadu Buhari and former minister, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.

The appointment of renowned diplomat and former Minister of External Affairs, Professor Ibrahim Gambari as his new Chief of Staff has been announced.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr. Boss Mustapha announced the appointment wednesday, before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council meeting.

Gambari’s appointment follows the death of the former Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who died of coronavirus (COVID-19) complications on April 17, 2020.

Professor Gambari who served as the Minister for External Affairs between 1984 and 1985 also held several leadership positions at the national and international levels and has built extensive contacts with governments, as well as public and private institutions, especially in Africa.

The 75-year-old diplomat was also the Chairman of the United Nations Special Committee Against Apartheid (1990-1994).

He later served as Under-Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs between 2005 and 2007.

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