Nigeria’s president appoints ex-U.N. diplomat chief of staff

Published May 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters

ABUJA – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Ibrahim Gambari as his new chief of staff, secretary to the government said on Wednesday.

Newly appointed Chief of Staff Ibrahim Gambari wears a mask during a cabinet meeting presided by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria May 13, 2020. Nigeria Presidency/Handout via REUTERS
Newly appointed Chief of Staff Ibrahim Gambari wears a mask during a cabinet meeting presided by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria May 13, 2020. (Nigeria Presidency/Handout via REUTERS/MANILA BULLETIN)

Gambari was Nigeria’s minister for external affairs during Buhari’s military regime from 1984 to 1985, and later became an under-secretary-general at the United Nations.

He replaces Abba Kyari, who died last month after contracting the coronavirus and was one of the most powerful men in Nigeria, acting as a gatekeeper to the president.

 
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