President Muhammadu Buhari, has reportedly appointed a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babagana Kingibe, as Chief of Staff, to replace late Abba Kyari.
The former Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, was buried on Saturday, after he died of the coronavirus disease.
The late 67-year-old Lawyer, Businessman, and Politician, served President Muhammadu Buhari from 2015, until his death on Friday, April 17, 2020.
Groups, including some from the South-East, had pleaded with the President to shift the position of Chief of Staff to the region, following Kyari’s demise.
However, The Times authoritatively reported on Sunday, that Kingibe, who has served the nation in different capacities as a Diplomat; Minister of Foreign Affairs, from 1993 to 1995; Minister of Internal Affairs, from 1995 to 1997; Minister of Power and Steel, from 1997 to 1998; and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, from 2007 to 2008; has been appointed to fill the vacant position.
Abba Kyari tested positive for the coronavirus on his return from Germany, and subsequently died of the infection, in Lagos.
The Magazine reported that Kingibe has been acting as the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, since Kyari left the Presidency for treatment.