President Buhari has appointed Professor Agboola Ibrahim Gambari as a new chief of Staff and a worthy replacement of Abba Kyari who died of COVID-19. Wondering who is Prof. Agboola Ibrahim Gambari, we got you covered as we reveal the biography and profile of Prof. Agboola Ibrahim Gambari.
My State News learnt that Prof Agboola Ibrahim Gambari was born in Ilorin in Kwara State. At an early age, his parent vowed to give him the best education by enrolling him into the best school in Nigeria.
Biography Of Prof. Agboola Ibrahim Gambari
Prof. Agboola Ibrahim Gambari is a citizen of Kwara State. He attended King’s College, which is one of the best Secondary School in Lagos. According to Wikipedia, Prof. Agboola Ibrahim Gambari went to London School of Economics where he obtained his B. Sc. (Economics) degree in 1968 with specialisation in International Relations. He later obtained his M.A. (1970) and Ph. D. (1974) degrees from Columbia University, New York, the USA in Political Science /International Relations. Prof. Agboola Ibrahim Gambari is highly educated.
Profile Of Prof. Agboola Ibrahim Gambari
Gambari began his teaching career in 1969 at City University of New York before working at University of Albany. Later, he taught at Ahmadu Bello University, in Zaria, Kaduna State, the second-largest university in Africa. From 1986 to 1989, he was Visiting Professor at three universities in Washington, D.C.: Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Georgetown University and Howard University.
He has also been a research fellow at the Brookings Institution also in Washington D.C. and a Resident Scholar at the Bellagio Study and Conference Center, the Rockefeller Foundation-run centre in Italy. He was accorded, honoris causa, the title of Doctor of Humane Letters (D.Hum.Litt.) from the University of Bridgeport.
He is a member of the Johns Hopkins University’s Society of Scholars. He was decorated with the title of Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) by the Government of Nigeria.