Following the rumours of his appointment on Tuesday, Professor Ibrahim Gambari has arrived at the State House to be part of the virtual Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday.
He will replace Mallam Abba Kyari who passed away on 17 April after succumbing to coronavirus complications.
In a video posted by Vanguard, he was received on arrival by Senior Presidency officials including the Director of Protocol, Alhaji Yakubu Ahmed and the Permanent Secretary State House, Mallam Tijani Umar.
Others include the Senior Special Assistant ro the President on Foreign Affairs, Office of the Vice President, Amb. Abdullahi Gwari as well as the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Mallam Garuba Shehu who all ushered him into the Aso Chambers of the State House, Abuja.
There was yet to be any official confirmation from the State House on the veracity of his appointment at the time of filing this report.
Professor Ibrahim Gambari served Nigeria’s former military head of states, including General Muhammadu Buhari.
He was Buhari’s foreign affairs minister in 1984-1985, after serving as the DG of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.
He later went on to become Nigeria’s permanent representative at the United Nations from 1990-1999 at a time two of Nigeria’s infamous dictators were in full bloom.