Buhari set to announce Gambari as new Chief of Staff

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President Muhammadu Buhari is set to announce Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, Nigeria’s former permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), as his new chief of staff.

A top government official confirmed the development.

He will replaced Abba Kyari, who died from COVID-19 complications last month.

Gambari, from Ilorin, Kwara State, was minister of external affairs under Buhari as a military head of state between 1983 and 1985.

He is currently 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.

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

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UNAMID under Gambari was the world’s largest international peacekeeping mission

Meanwhile, President Buhari will preside over the inaugural virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

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