Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Bola Tinubu pours encomium on President buhari’s new Chief of Staff


In a lengthy memo , Bola Tinubu pours encomium of Buhari’s new Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari


Statement on appointment of Prof. Gambari as new chief of staff, Written by Former Lagos state Governor, Bola Tinubu. PLEASE READ after the cut;



The appointment of Prof. Ibrahim Agboola Gambari as they new Chief of Stagg to Oresident Muhammadu Buhari is a laudable one.

Prof. Gambari is a renowned diplomat , statesman and scholar who has served this nation in many important positions . His intellect , broad experience and skills in administration and diplomacy have adequately prepared and equipped him for the important job he now has,

I congratulate Professor Gambari on his selection and commend President Buhari for making such a thoughtful and prudent choice at this crucial moment . Prof. Gambari will work completely and with dedication to help President Buhari advance his policy and governance priorities just as he did in the past when he served as Minister of External Affairs in the 1980’s . My personal knowledge of Chief if Staff Gambaribis that he is an erudite man who knows and loved this country , who strongly believed in the Nigeria project and President’s change agenda .

He is no stranger to our party , APC, and its progressive national vision . Over a long and illustrious career , Prof. Gambari has proved his mettle national and internationally . He resume takes a back seat to none .

He distinguished himself as an Under secretary-General of the United Nations and as the Secretary-general’s Special Envoy on Cyprus, Zimbabwe and Myanmar and Special Representative in Angola.
He had made groundbreaking contributions in the areas of conflict prevention and resolution , democratization and development in Africa . At this time when the entire world is combating the corona virus pandemic and the economic consequences thereof, Prof. Gambari’s expertise and international reputation will help Nigeria galvanize national, regional and international efforts and resources to contain this viral menace and to advance Nigeria’s interest in other important matters .

Chief of staff Gambari has my best wishes and encouragement. His is a tough assignment, perhaps the hardest he has had, but he is a special person with great attributes . He will meet the challenge by discharging his duties with excellence and high purpose .

May the guidance and protection of Almighty Allah be with as he begins the task of assisting the President in forgetting a better Nigeria and a better life for all its people .

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