Buhari doesn’t ‘use and dump’ people – Gambari

The Chief of Employees (CoS) to the President, Ibrahim Gambari, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for all the time rewarding loyalty.

Mr Gambari, a professor, stated Mr Buhari doesn’t ‘use and dump’ his subordinates like “typical politicians.”

He said this whereas responding to eulogies poured on him by the management of the State Home and his workers at a reception organised to mark his 78th birthday within the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Mr Gambari recalled how he, as minister of international affairs, was ousted alongside Mr Buhari, then Navy Head of State, within the army coup of August 1985; and how he was appointed because the Chief of Employees by the identical man after successful election for the second time period because the nation’s President.

Mr Gambari was appointed CoS to the president following the demise of his predecessor, Abba Kyari, in 2020. He served as international minister when Mr Buhari was head of state between 31 December 1983 and 27 August 1985.

The CoS stated, “After I got here on board, I stated my job is straightforward – to present loyalty, competence and help and that’s why even when Mr President sees me and calls Chief of Employees, I say ‘sure sir’;

“However the emphasis is on ‘Employees’ not on ‘Chief’ as a result of there is just one Chief and that’s the president and our responsibility is to help him loyally and competently.

“After I was supplied this job by the president, he introduced out an image that was taken in June 1985, it was on the OAU Summit.

“The then Head of State was sitting within the center, and his then Chief Press Secretary, Wada Maida, to his proper.

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“And he stated: ‘do you bear in mind this image? I stated ‘No Sir, however I bear in mind the event’. He stated: ‘properly, you had been my international minister, we had been kicked out of presidency in 1985, 35 years later, I discovered the chance to convey you again.’

“He stated ‘we had been interrupted then and I’m bringing you again now to allow you to proceed the place we stopped’.

“I thanked him very a lot and I stated can I maintain this image in order that I could make a replica? He stated no, I stored mine, go and discover yours.

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“There are three the reason why I put that image in entrance of my workplace. First, to return to the necessary level of departure; to point out the sort of particular person our President is.

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“He doesn’t overlook those that have labored with him, who’ve served him loyally and in whom he has confidence. Another people use and dump, not him.”

In a goodwill comment, the Deputy Chief of Employees (Vice-President), Ade Ipaye, described Mr Gambari as “a famend diplomat with a big picture and coronary heart, who has completely fulfilled his promise of working a joint administration of the presidency.”

Whereas describing his boss as a instructor, Mr Ipaye stated he had regarded ahead to working with Mr Gambari, and studying from him, and “I’ve since not been upset for as soon as.”

The State Home Everlasting Secretary, Tijjani Umar, additionally eulogised the chief of workers for dwelling to his phrases to make sure a united presidency traversing the workplaces of the president and the vice chairman, with out adversary camps.

He additionally described Mr Gambari as a instructor and mentor, who has been fairly approachable and attentive to considerations of the workers of the State Home.

Additionally talking on the occasion, the Particular Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, famous that whereas others had their workplaces defining them, Mr Gambari had outlined himself earlier than his appointment as chief of workers.

“He already had worth earlier than coming right here, and was not coming to get worth. He’s now including worth to the Presidency.

“We’ve labored seamlessly collectively since your arrival right here, and I admire that.

“I bear in mind how, if you assumed workplace and at our first assembly, you merely requested me to see you as a senior uncle. You look good at 78 and we pray for God to present you extra years in good well being,” Mr Adesina stated.

There have been additionally eulogies from Mr Gambari’s workers, with the Senior Particular Assistant on Administration and Operations, Ibrahim Dikko, thanking the chief of workers for “placing collectively a youthful group to work with and nonetheless giving us freedom of expression, and trusting us to ship.”


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