Prof. Ibrahim Gambari this morning has arrived the presidential villa, Abuja in preparation to resume as the new Chief of Staff to president.
The former External Affairs Minister is expected to participate in the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to be presided over by President Buhari today.
President Buhari will preside over a virtual FEC meeting today, the first since the lockdown of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun states over the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Tuesday, May 12, there was speculation that Professor Ibrahim Gambari would succeed the late Abba Kyari as CoS to President Buhari.
Already, the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman, Kwara State Council of Chiefs, Mai-Martaba Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Professor Ibrahim Gambari as his new Chief of Staff.
Alhaji Sulu-Gambari in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Mallam Abdulazeez Arowona described the appointment as a great honour to the entire people of Ilorin Emirate and Kwarans at large.
Prof Gambari was Minister for External Affairs between 1984 and 1985.
He was the first United Nation’s Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Africa.