The leadership of the Nigerian Political Science Association (NPSA), Tuesday, said it has resolved to confer Fellow of the Academy of Politics on the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, for his contributions to the field of study.
Gambari, a seasoned academic and diplomat, the association stated, was considered for the award in January, 2020 but will be conferred during its annual conference earlier scheduled for August.
NPSA in a statement issued by its president, Professor Aloysius-Michaels and secretary-general, Dr. Gerald Ekene Ezirim, congratulated Gambari on his appointment, and charged him to bring his wealth of experience to bear in the discharge of his duties.
“The leadership and members of NPSA heartily congratulate our distinguished and resourceful professional colleague, Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, CFR, on a well-deserved appointment as the Chief of Staff to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Members of the NPSA are pleased with this critical appointment and hereby congratulate the federal government on this great initiative.
“We received the news of the appointment of our very senior colleague, a distinguished scholar/diplomat and eminent member of our highly revered association, with great joy and expectations. Professor Gambari, CFR, is an illustrious son of Africa and indeed, a global citizen as well as an international person whose global services are remarkably indelible and well-appreciated by close associates and confidants.
“Once again, we congratulate Professor Ibrahim Gambari, CFR, on this noble appointment. We have no doubt that this great Political Scientist shall deploy his wealth of experiences in moving the country to a desired state of existence.
“Nigerians are therefore hopeful that this intellectual icon and diplomat shall be a viable and potent asset in social engineering and in deepening the good governance framework in Nigeria.
‘It was in consideration of the afore-stated land-breaking accomplishments and the anticipated value-added to governance architecture that predisposed the president of the federation to appoint Professor Gambari, CFR, as a worthy Chief of Staff.
“Coincidentally, the leadership of the NPSA had in January, 2020 resolved to confer on Professor Gambari CFR, Fellow of the Academy of Politics during the annual conference of the associati