- President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for appointing Ibrahim Gambari as his new chief of staff
- The commendation was made by the Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group in the United Kingdom
- The group said Gambari's appointment is in the interest of all Nigerians
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The Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (UK) has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari's choice of Professor Ibrahim Gambari as his new Chief of Staff.
In a communique issued at the end of an emergency virtual meeting on Thursday, the UK-based Nigerians described the diplomat's appointment as a “plus to the country's image abroad.”
With Gambari being a seasoned diplomat and academia, the group said the new chief of staff joins the presidency comes with pedigree and would offer credibility to President Buhari's administration, especially in the international community.
The group said it believes Gambari's wealth of experience would impact positively on the administrative and policy direction of the federal government.
The Nigerians expressed total support for the president, who according to them, displayed statesmanship, putting the interest of Nigerians in appointments into sensitive positions of authorities in the country.
The group, however, urged the new chief of staff to swiftly hit the ground running and ensure that the nation comes ahead of his personal interest.
In a communique issued after an emergency general virtual meeting of Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group, United Kingdom, the Nigerians assessed the appointment of Gambari as the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.
After extensive deliberation, the ad-hoc committee said Gambari is coming at a time where Nigeria is in dire need of a seasoned administrator to assist in fine-tuning government policies.
The committee, in the communique said by the director of publicity, Prince Oni, said the new chief of staff will offer sound and balanced advice to the president on issues that concern governance and development.
They further said the new CoS must strive to avail Nigeria his services by putting National Interest above personal interest.
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"That Prof Ibrahim Gambari understands that the former Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari has left a big shoe behind and he must work very hard in line with the President's vision to restore normalcy, sanity and transparency in the conduct of affairs within the corridors of power," the group said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a pro-democracy group had commended the president for the appointment of Gambari as his new chief of staff.
The group, the National Democratic Front (PDF) said the president has once again demonstrated true patriotism hinged on love, strength and unity of purpose.
According to the NDF, Gambari's appointment has been widely accepted and the group believes this is the right move by the president.
Also, Gambari had addressed some journalists shortly after his appointment as chief of staff by President Buhari.
The new CoS said he will work with the president in the spirit of loyalty and total allegiance.
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