- Ibrahim Gambari has revealed how he will work as the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari
- Gambari said that he will be loyal and devoted to the president at all times
- Moreover, the new chief of staff pointed out that he does not report to the public but to President Buhari
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Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the newly confirmed chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, May 13, revealed what his mission is in the presidency.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, Gambari said that he will work as President Buhari's CoS with a spirit of loyalty and allegiance, adding that he will give him his support and competence, The Nation reports.
Moreover, responding to questions as to when he will officially resume his office, Gambari said that he reports only to the president, not to the public.
Expressing his gratitude to the president for giving him the opportunity to serve Nigeria in this capacity, he stated: “I thank the President of the Federal Republic for giving me the opportunity to serve him and of course, the country.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello had congratulated Gambari on his appointment as the new chief of staff to President Buhari.
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 unrivalled 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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According to the governor, Gambari would bring his wealth of knowledge to bear in the discharge of his new responsibility as the chief of staff to the president and 'engine house' of the presidency.
“Just as the Late Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari played a prominent role in the success of the Buhari's administration, your coming in to fill the vacuum will further add more colour to the administration's achievements.
“Congratulations once again and I pray that the Almighty Allah will give you the needed energy and wisdom to take on this new responsibility,” Governor Bello said in the statement sent to Legit.ng.
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