By Shola Adewunmi
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Minister of External Affairs, Professor Ibrahim Gambari as his new Chief of Staff on Wednesday.
This was made known by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr. Boss Mustapha before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council meeting.
Gambari replaces Abba Kyari who died of COVID-19 complications on April 17, 2020.
The 75-year-old served as the Minister for External Affairs between 1984 and 1985.
Prof. Gambari was also the Chairman of the United Nations Special Committee Against Apartheid (1990-1994).
He served as the Under-Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs between 2005 and 2007.