Gambari: Days after his appointment, kinsmen of Buhari's new CoS go spiritual

Gambari: Days after his appointment, kinsmen of Buhari's new CoS go spiritual

- Prof Ibrahim Gambari's kinsmen organise prayer session for his successful tenure

- Gambari became President Buhari's new chief of staff days after the death of Abba Kyari

- The prayer was held in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara state, on Monday, May 25

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Following the appointment of its son as the new chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, the ancestral community of Prof Ibrahim Gambari on Monday, May 25, organised a special prayer session for his successful tenure.

Premium Times reports that members of the Erubu/Asunnara/Ita Aburo community in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara state, during the prayer session led by Uthman Erubu, an Islamic scholar, thanked Allah for Gambari’s appointment as the new chief of staff to the president.

Legit.ng gathered that Erubu described the chief of staff as an illustrious son and asked Allah to guide him on the job.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that other attendees also recited the Qur'an to pray to Allah for a successful tenure in office for Gambari.

Gambari: Days after his appointment, kinsmen of Buhari's new CoS go spiritual
The new chief of staff to President Buhari, Prof Ibrahim Gambari. Credit: Facebook/Femi Adesina
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In his sermon, Ridwan Olagunju of the Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, urged Ilorin youths to emulate the good deeds of past leaders to guarantee a better future.

”The past deeds of Gambari, as a reputable international bureaucrat, were responsible for his appointment, in spite of the fact that he is not a politician,” he said.

He advised the CoS to bring his past experiences to fore in finding solutions to the myriad of challenges currently bedevilling the country.

Earlier in his remarks, Abdulrahman Mustapha of the Kwara State University, said Gambari had made positive impacts in the community.

He described the former diplomat as a good ambassador of the community, saying that he had represented it well in various capacities, both nationally and internationally.

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The don urged the youth to work assiduously for the development of their home community, wherever they might find themselves.

He prayed to Allah to guide and guard Gambari in the new assignment.

The prayer session was attended by traditional chiefs as well as sons and daughters of the community.

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Gambari, an Ilorin prince, was appointed the chief of staff to replace Malam Abba Kyari, who died of complications from coronavirus on April 17. (NAN)

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that former UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-Moon, reacted to the appointment of Prof Ibrahim Gambari as the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.

It was reported that Ban Ki-Moon described Gambari's appointment as the chief of staff to President Buhari as a great asset to Nigeria and Africa ''in a broader sense.''

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The senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, said the former UN scribe made the reaction in a letter of congratulations addressed to the new chief of staff and dated May 18.

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