Following the demise of the Chief of Staff to the federation of the federal republic of Nigeria, Malam Abba Kyari’s death today, 18th of April, 2020.
There has been a lot of uproars on the internet about who the next Chief of Staff will be. The next Chief of staff is likely going to be Babagana Kingibe for the following reasons:
- For so long before now, Kingibe has been the deputy head of the cabal in Buhari’s government.
Kingibe is 75yrs old
Kingibe got an appointment from Yar Adua as the secretary to the Government of the Federation (July 2007 – Sept. 2008)
He was also appointed by General Sani Abacha as as the Minister of power and Steel (1997 – 1998)
General Sani Abacha earlier appointed him as the Minister of Internal Affairs (1995 – 1997) and Minister of Foreign Affairs (1993 – 1995)
He was a running mate of Moshood Kashimaawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola in the annulled 1993 presidential election
While Abba Kyari was known as the public face of the Cabal, Babagana Kingibe is known to be one of the strong pillars of the President Buhari cabals operating behind the scenes. He has what it takes the assume the position of the Chief of staff of the Federation due to his experience in the government.