The Northern sociopolitical organization, Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Prof. Ibrahim Gambari as his new Chief of Staff, CoS.
Gambari replaces the late CoS, Abba Kyari who died of COVID-19 complications about a month ago.
The National Publicity Secretary of ACF, Emmanuel Yawe spoke in a statement in Kaduna Wednesday, adding that Gambari's appointment was well deserved.
Yawe's statement read, "The ACF today received with great joy news of the appointment and swearing in of Professor Agboola Ibrahim Gambari as the new Chief of Staff to the President.
"Prof Gambari is a distinguished Nigerian who is coming into office as Chief of Staff with an illustrious career, spanning academia, government and international diplomacy.
"The Forum is confident that Prof Gambari being the patriot that we known, will put all his wealth of knowledge and experience at the disposal of the President for the peace and progress of Nigeria.
"He obtained his Bsc degree at the London School of Economics and moved on to Colombia University where he obtained his MA and PHD. He then launched his academic career at City University New York which eventually took him to ABU Zaria where he left as a Professor and head, political science department.
"In government, he has served as Director Generated, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs; Minister of External Affairs; Ambassador/ Permanent Representative of Nigeria at the UN.
"His sterling qualities at the UN saw him heading many sensitive committees in the UN system and eventually becoming the UN under Secretary and special adviser on Africa to the UN Secretary General."