- Northern governors have congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Professor Ibrahim Gambari as his new chief of staff
- The chairman of the forum, Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau state, described the appointment as timely and deserving
- The forum assured Gamabri of their support and believe he will bring glamour to Buhari presidency
Governors under the aegis of Northern Governors' Forum (NGF) have lauded the appointment of Ambassador Ibrahim Agboola Gambari as the chief of staff by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Simon Bako Lalong, chairman of the forum who also doubles as the governor of Plateau state, described the appointment of Gambari as timely and well deserved.
Legit.ng recalls that after a big fuss and heightened conversation on who succeded late Abba Kyari, President Buhari caught everyone on the hook by settling for the 75-year-old diplomat and Ilorin prince.
Gambari resumed his new duty as President Buhari's CoS after he was presented before the Federal Executive Council (FEC) during its meeting on Wednesday, May 13.
In a congratulatory message, Lalong pledged the support of the forum to the new chief of staff and assured that Gamabari will bring his wealth of experience in erudition and diplomacy to Buhari's government.
"We are delighted with this opportunity that Mr. President has given Prof. Gambari to serve the nation," part of the message read.
“The Professor comes into the job with huge experience and knowledge on governance and service, which we believe will enable him to perform well.
"As Northern Governors, we assure him of our support and prayers as he takes on this very important role.”
As an accomplished diplomat and administrator with vast knowledge in policy, academics and politics, NGF gave the assurance the new Cos will bring more exposure and radiance to the Buhari presidency.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu has praised President Buhari for appointing Prof. Gambari as the new chief of staff.
The former governor of Lagos, in a statement, described the appointment as a laudable one. According to him, Gambari has served Nigeria in many important positions.
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