There have been a news all Nigerians have been expecting ever since the demise of Abba Kyari was announced, that is who will succeed him.
Abba Kyari’s death came as a shock to Nigerians but as they say life goes on.
All eyes were set on who the new Chief of staff will be as top politicians were being listed,
however after months of speculations Buhari finally announced the man for the job.
President Muhammadu Buhari today, May 12 announced Professor Agboola Ibrahim
Gambari as the new Chief of Staff.
His name might be strange in the ears of some Nigerians who are not conversant with the
Nation political system, but we got you covered.
Below are some notable facts about the new Chief of Staff.
Prof. Agboola Ibrahim Gambari is a Nigerian scholar, diplomat and an indigene of Kwara
State who was born in November 24, 1944 at Ilorin.
He attended Kings College Lagos for his secondary education before going to London
School of Economics where he obtained his B.Sc. (Economics) degree with specialization in
International Relations in 1968.
Due to his love for education, Agboola Gambari later obtained his M.A. (1970) and Ph. D.
(1974) degrees from Columbia University, New York, USA in Political Science /International
Gambari began his teaching career in 1969 at City University of New York before working at
University of Albany and also at Ahmadu Bello University, in Zaria, Kaduna State.
His first Government appointment was when he was appointed Minister for External Affairs
between 1984 and 1985.
Gambari was also appointed as the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations (USG)
for the Department of Political Affairs (DPA) in 2005.
His commitment and hardwork also saw him appointed by the secretary-general of United
Nations Ban Ki-moon as Joint African Union-United Nations Special Representative for
Darfur in January 2010.
In the home front, Gambari was named by the Kwara State Governor, AbdulFatah Ahmad,
as the pioneer chancellor of the Kwara State University on March 4, 2013.
Gambari is a member of the Johns Hopkins University’s Society of Scholars and was
decorated with the title of Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) by the Government of Nigeria.