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Here’s What You Need To Know About Buhari New Chief Of Staff




President Buhari has appointed Ibrahim Gambari as his new chief of staff to replace the late Abba Kyari who died last month from the coronavirus COVID-19.

How old is Ibrahim Gambari?

75 years, Ibrahim Gambari was born on 24 November 1944.

Where is Ibrahim Gambari from?

Ibrahim Gambari was in Ilorin to a Fulani ruling class family. His nephew Ibrahim Sulu Gambari is the Emir of Illorin.

What is Ibrahim Gambari education history?

Gambari attended King’s College, Lagos. He attended the London School of Economics where he obtained his B.Sc. degree in 1968 on Economics with specialisation in International Relations. He later obtained his M.A. (1970) and Ph. D. (1974) degrees from Columbia University, New York, the USA in Political Science /International Relations.

Who is Ibrahim Gambari?

Gambari served as the Minister for External Affairs between 1984 and 1985 under General Muhammadu Buhari’s military regime. From 1990 to 1999, he holds the record of being the longest-serving Nigerian Ambassador to the United Nations, serving under five Heads of State and Presidents.

Ibrahim Gambari profile

Ibrahim Gambari
CFR Chief of Staff to the President
Assumed office
13 May 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari
Preceded by Abba Kyari
Under Secretary-General of the United Nations for Political Affairs
In office
Secretary-General Kofi Annan
Ban Ki-Moon
Under Secretary-General of the United Nations
(Special Adviser on Africa)
In office
Secretary-General Kofi Annan
Preceded by Position established
President of UNICEF
In office
Preceded by Michael Powles
Succeeded by Anwarul Karim Chowdhury
Nigerian Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida
Ernest Shonekan
Sani Abacha
Abdulsalami Abubakar
Olusegun Obasanjo
Preceded by Joseph Nanven Garba
Succeeded by Arthur Mbanefo
Minister of External Affairs
In office
President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida
Preceded by Emeka Anyaoku
Succeeded by Bolaji Akinyemi
Personal details
Born 24 November 1944 (age 75)
Ilorin, Northern Region, British Nigeria
(now Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria)
Education Kings College Lagos
Alma mater London School of Economics
Colombia University



12:48 p.m.: This story was updated with new questions and answers about Ibrahim Gambari, the new chief of staff to Buhari.

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