A former Under Secretary General of the United Nations, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari has been appointed the new Chief of Staff to the President.
Gambari, from Kwara State was the Minister of External Affairs between 1984 and 1985.
A professor of repute and a global citizen, the 79 year old replaces former Chief of Staff, late Abba Kyari.
The Man Agboola Gambari
Gambari, CFR (born November 24, 1944, in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria) is a Nigerian scholar and diplomat. He was Minister for External Affairs between 1984 and 1985. Gambari has been appointed by the secretary-general of United Nations Ban Ki-moon and the chairperson of the African Union Commission as Joint African Union-United Nations Special Representative for Darfur effective from 1 January 2010. He is currently the Special Adviser on the International Compact with Iraq and Other Issues for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Previously, he served as the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations (USG) for the Department of Political Affairs (DPA). He was appointed on June 10, 2005, and assumed the post on July 1 of that year.