Photos: Buhari’s new chief of staff attends 1st FEC meeting


Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday attended the Federal Executive Council, FEC presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Prof. Gambari who was a former Minister of External Affairs under the military regime of then Major General Muhammadu Buhari incidentally assumed office the same day he attended his first FEC meeting as the Chief of Staff.

He also served as a former Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to United Nations between 1990 to 1999.

He took over from late Mallam Abba Kyari, who died in April from Covid-19 complications.

The opening Christian prayer at the FEC was said by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, while the Muslim prayer was said by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.

As at the time the FEC meeting which was conducted virtually started at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, only about seven Ministers were physically present.