- Congratulatory messages continue to pour in for Professor Ibrahim Gambari from across the country
- The experienced diplomat was presented as the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, May 13
- Kwara state governor described Gambari's appointment as a befitting development that is rooted in dedication, loyalty, and history
Reactions, as well as congratulatory messages, have continued to trail President Muhammadu Buhari appointing Professor Ibrahim Gambari as his new Chief of Staff (COS).
Legit.ng gathered that Gambari’s appointment as the president's new chief of staff was confirmed at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, May 13.
The Kwara-born diplomat replaced the late Mallam Abba Kyari who died from coronavirus complications in Lagos state.
Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president in reaction to Gambari's appointment congratulated him.
The former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said he hopes the professor will deploy his varied skills in the service of Nigeria.
Kwara state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq in his congratulatory message to Gambari said his appointment is a befitting development that is rooted in dedication, loyalty, and history.
Dino Melaye, a former member of the Nigerian Senate described the president's chief of staff as a gentleman and welcomed him on board.
However, some Nigerians took to social media to express their opinions about Gambari stating that the former diplomat was a good choice.
Legit.ng has gathered some of the reactions below:
Others opined that Gambari may not be a good fit as he is too old and was reported to have been one of late General Sani Abacha's allies.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Gambari's appointment as the new chief of staff to President Buhari was confirmed by the presidency.
The former diplomat resumed his new duty as President Buhari's CoS after he was presented before the FEC during its meeting on Wednesday, May 13.
The new chief of staff was shown round the State House facilities by Alhaji Tijani Umar, the permanent secretary of the house.
In a related development, Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has congratulated Gambari on his appointment.
Bello in a statement issued on Wednesday, May 13 by his chief press secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, described Gambari as a man of many parts whose vast wealth of knowledge and experience remain unrivaled in the African continent.
He said as a thoroughbred scholar and seasoned career diplomat who had served in various capacities both at home and on the international scene particularly at the United Nations, Gambari's appointment was no doubt a round peg in a round hole.
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