By Christiana Ekpa
The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has congratulated Prof Ibrahim Gambari on his appointment as the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Gbajabiamila, in a statement by his spokesman, Lanre Lasisi, said he believes Gambari is a round peg in a round hole, considering his experience over the years.
He said as a foremost diplomat and an outstanding academic, Gambari would bring his experience of decades to bear in his new national assignment.
“I want to congratulate the new Chief of Staff to the President on his appointment. I know with his vast experience and international connections, Gambari will use all of that for the betterment of Nigeria.
“I wish him a successful period in office as he takes the onerous task of being the Chief of Staff to the President,” Gbajabiamila said.
The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase equally congratulated Prof. Ibrahim Gambari on his appointment as the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Wase, in a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Umar Muhammad Puma described Gambari’s as one of the finest in his field globally.
He said Gambari’s appointment was a reward for his enviable contributions to the development of the country and his exploits at the international scene.
“I congratulate Prof. Ibrahim Gambari on his appointment as Chief of Staff to the President. It is a mark of honour to serve your country at that highest level. This appointment is deserving and highly welcomed.
“He is eminently qualified, highly experienced, mature and adequately exposed. I therefore, urge Prof. Gambari to use his wealth of experience and deep knowledge of national and international politics to bear on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in pursuing his next level agenda.
“The Deputy Speaker said the appointment could not have come at a better time than now looking at the myriad problems faced by the nation. “I hope that Gambari will provide the needed impetus and advice to assist the president to paddle the nation out of its current challenges”