My loyalty is first to Buhari, before Nigeria, says Gambari, new chief of staff
The new Chief of Staff to President Muhammed Buhari, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, on Wednesday said his loyalty must first be to his boss, and not the country, stressing that he is expected to report directly to the President.
Penpushing reports that, the 75 year old Gambari stated this when approached by journalists shortly after his appointment was confirmed at Federal Executive Council meeting presided by Buhari.
The diplomat said, “I want to thank the president of the federal republic for giving me this opportunity to serve him and of the country. I have not started, so I will find out and maybe… I don’t report directly to the nation, I report directly to the president.”
Penpushing further reports that, Gambari, an Ilorin Prince also spoke on what his boss needs from him, emphasisng, “I think he needs my loyalty, competence and support,” adding that his guiding principle would be “to serve the president to the best of my ability.”
Meanwhile, Gambari replaces the late Abba Kyari, a former and immediate [ast Chief of Staff who died from complications arising from the coronavirus.