10 Things You Need To Know About Buhari’s New Chief of staff, Prof. Agboola Gambari

May 12, 2020
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Professor Agboola Ibrahim Gambari has been appointed as the new chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Here are 10 things you need to know about Buhari’s New Chief of staff.

1. Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, CFR was born November 24, 1944, in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria

2. Gambari attended King’s College, Lagos. He subsequently attended the London School of Economics where he obtained his B. Sc. (Economics) degree (1968) with specialisation in International Relations. He later obtained his M.A. (1970) and Ph. D. (1974) degrees from Columbia University, New York, USA in Political Science /International Relations.

3. He was Minister for External Affairs between 1984 and 1985.

4. Gambari was appointed by the secretary-general of United Nations Ban Ki-moon.

5. He was the chairperson of the African Union Commission as Joint African Union-United Nations Special Representative for Darfur effective from 1 January 2010.

6. He is currently the Special Adviser on the International Compact with Iraq and Other Issues for the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

7. Previously, he served as the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations (USG) for the Department of Political Affairs (DPA). He was appointed on June 10, 2005, and assumed the post on July 1 of that year.

8. On March 4, 2013, Ibrahim Gambari was named by the Kwara State Governor, AbdulFatah Ahmad, as the pioneer Chancellor of the Kwara State University, making him the ceremonial head of the university who presides over convocations to award degrees and diplomas and also supports the vision and mission of the university in all respects, including fundraising, social, economic and academic goals.

9. Gambari is also co-chair of the Albright-Gambari Commission.

10. He is a Nigerian scholar and diplomat

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