Following the death of Abba Kyari, a vacuum has emerged at the Villa in the management of President Buhari’s caseload. Earlier today, the Villa announced that the role will now be taken by Professor Agboola Gambari as the President’s Chief of Staff.
A retired diplomat, Prof. Gambari served as the former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations for the Department of Political Affairs. He also has previous with Buhari having served as Minister of External Affairs during the President’s first coming in the Eighties.
Gambari, 75, is currently the Special Adviser on the International Compact with Iraq and Other Issues for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. He also served as the chairperson of the African Union Commission as Joint African Union-United Nations Special Representative for Darfur effective in January 2010.
On March 4, 2013, Ibrahim Gambari was appointed the pioneer Chancellor of the Kwara State University, the ceremonial head that presides over convictions to award degrees and also supports the vision of the institution.