Former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon has described Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the new Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari as a great asset to Nigeria and Africa in a broader sense.
In a letter of congratulations addressed to Professor Gambari, dated May 18, the former UN Secretary-General wrote:
“I would like to sincerely congratulate you on your recent appointment as Chief of Staff to H.E. President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria.
“Your appointment is a great asset not to the President of Nigeria but also your country Nigeria and Africa in a broader sense.
“I am confident that your invaluable experience gained while serving the UN, with various important leadership roles, will help your leadership in addressing these challenging times caused by COVID-19.
“I shared this good news with the former Minister Yoo Chong-ha, your good friend and former Foreign Minister of Korea. He sends his warmest congratulations to you.”
The 8th Secretary-General of the UN, who wrote his congratulatory letter from his base in Seoul, South Korea’s capital, said that he looked forward to meeting his former colleague at the UN again, while wishing the accomplished Nigerian diplomat success on his new assignment.
Also, UK High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, expressed delight with the appointment of Prof Gambari as the Chief of Staff to the President.
The High Commissioner said that the Mission will work closely with the Chief of Staff on “our shared agenda in the challenging COVID-19 times.”