A National Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Mallam Saliu Mustapha has lauded the appointment of the former Minister of External Affairs, Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari as the new Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mallam Saliu Mustapha in a statement issued through his media aide described the appointment of the renowned Professor of Political Science and International Relations as timely and apt, particularly at this critical time that the country is strengthening its international relations.
He said the Ilorin Emirate born appointee would use his vast experience having served President Buhari and Idiagbon administration as the youngest ever Minister of External Affairs in 1983 and United Nations in different capacities to cushion the change mantra of the All Progressives Congress led federal government.
Mallam Saliu Mustapha explained that the experience of the revered distinguished diplomat who is the founder of Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development would help to tackle various security challenges in the country.
The APC Chieftain therefore appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for making Professor Gambari as the new Chief of Staff to the Presidency and rejoiced with the Kwara state Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq, the entire people of the state, Ilorin Emirates especially the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari on the appointment of the Ilorin born Professor of International repute.
Mallam Saliu Mustapha who is the founder of Saliu Mustapha Foundation, a Non Governmental Organization, therefore charged the new appointee to see his new position as a call to serve the nation again and use his wealth of experience to make positive impact in this present government.