The member, representing Obokun/ Oriade Federal Constituency of Osun state, Hon Busayo Wole Oke, has said that the appointment of Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, as the Chief of Staff (CoS), is the best decision President Muhammadu Buhari has made going by his global wealth of experience in administration, spanning several years.
Hon. Oke, who stated this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, declared that Nigerians would benefit from this singular action of President Buhari.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) federal lawmaker, however, counselled Nigerians not to mind the negative opinions of some people against the new chief of staff for the nation to move forward.
Specifically, the PDP lawmaker said that Amb. Fafowora’s opinion against the newly appointed CoS was subjective and personal to him which should be ignored by well-meaning Nigerians.
He said, “Our knowledge of Prof Gambari is at variance to Fafowora’s submission. Gambari is a scholar of repute, a swift diplomat, very responsible, he has character of a statesman.”
The lawmaker said that time has come for Nigeria to take an extremely deep look at herself, in order to craft both creative and innovative pathways of moving the country forward.
He stressed the need to grab the opportunities inherent in the present challenges to greatly improve the future for Nigeria.
“An experienced public officer of Professor Gambari’s stature, both at home and abroad, and his vision for Nigeria and Africa, which he had exhibited across the globe, I feel that Nigeria is indeed in a good hand with him as the chief of staff.
“Nigerians across the federation and in the Diaspora must work concertedly with one another, to promote common grounds on which the survival of our great nation depends.
“The surest way of attaining this is through ensuring that Nigerians, especially her elites commence talking with each other and not at each other, with the hope of rapidly promoting National Unity”, he said.