Buhari appoints Babagana Kingibe as Acting Chief of Staff | Felix Omoko Blog

Babagana Kingibe
Babagana Kingibe has been appointed as acting Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, replacing the Late Abba Kyari who died Friday 17th April 2020.

Kingibe was a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and former Minister of Foreign Affairs and was appointed as Chief of Staff at the age of 74 years. He was honoured by President Buhari with the second national honour of the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON).

Babagana Kingibe GCON is a renounced politician, diplomat and a seasoned administrator who being in politics since 1992 till date. He has served under different administration. He was born on 25th June 1945 to the family of Mustafa Shuwa and Ya Kingi Mallam Borno State. 

Political Appointment:
He has served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1993 to 1995, Minister of Internal Affairs from 1995 to 1997. He was Minister of Power and Steel from 1997 to 1998; and Secretary to the Government of the Federation from 2007 to 2008.

In 1993 Nigerian presidential election, he was the vice presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP.

In 1960, he won Federal Government scholarship to complete his O'level education in the United Kingdom and his A-level at Bishop's Stortford College. 

He received his bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Sussex in 1965. He was honoured alongside Thabo Mbeki, former South African President from June 1999 - September 2008.

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