Nigerians react as Buhari appoints Ibrahim Gambari as new Chief of Staff


Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the appointment of Professor Ibrahim Gambari as President Muhammadu Buhari’s new Chief of Staff.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the appointment of the diplomat is coming a few weeks after the death of his former CoS, Abba Kyari, who lost his life to the deadly COVID-19 virus.

As at the time of filing this report, Gambari’s letter of appointment was being drafted and an official announcement will soon be made by the Presidency.

However, reactions have trailed the appointment of Gambari, who was a former minister of External Affairs, as the aide to President Buhari.

Some Nigerians applauded the President for quickly appointing a new CoS and picking a trusted diplomat and scholar as his new lieutenant.

While others berated the Nigerian leader for appointing a 76-year-old man as his CoS. They also condemned him for appointing his former minister during his regime as a Head of State.

Here are some of the reactions captured on Twitter:

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