Following his appointment, Professor Gambari has arrived at the Presidential Villa for the FEC meeting which is presided by President Muhammadu Buhari and has Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in attendance.
Other ministers at the meeting include, Ministers of information and Culture, Transport, Solid minerals, Power, Agriculture, and Budget and National planning are physically in the meeting while the remaining cabinet members will join the meeting virtually.
He served as the Minister for External Affairs between 1984 and 1985.
He held several leadership positions at the national and international levels and has built extensive contacts with governments, as well as public and private institutions, especially in Africa.
The 75-year-old diplomat was also the Chairman of the United Nations Special Committee Against Apartheid (1990-1994).
The new Chief of Staff also served as Under-Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs between 2005 and 2007.
He received his BSc (Econs) degree from the London School of Economics (1968) and his MA and PhD in Political Science/International Relations (1970, 1974) from Columbia University, USA.
Professor Gambari has taught at universities in the United States, Nigeria, and Singapore and has to his credit the authorship of a number of books.
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