Former Under Secretary-General of the United Nations, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, has assumed office as the new Chief of Staff to the President.
President Muhammadu Buhari chaired the maiden virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday where he unveiled Gambari as his new Chief of Staff.
The virtual meeting involved Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha and some of the cabinet members.
Mustapha formally announced Gambari as the new CoS to the President at the meeting.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that some of the cabinet members including the Head of Service, Folashade Yemi-Esan, participated in the meeting directly from their offices.
The meeting, which started at about 11.22am, occasioned by the prevailing Coronavirus pandemic in the country, was conducted in line with the basic COVID-19 protocol of social distancing.
Prof. Gambari’s name had gone viral in the traditional and new media outfits as the new Chief of Staff to the President.
A minute silence was observed in honour of late Mallam Abba Kyari before the commencement of the meeting.
Gambari took his official seat as Chief of Staff to the President immediate after the introduction by the SGF.