So finally he is…the news was reported on this blog that, Jones Oladehinde Arogbofa, will be the next chief of staff. The appointment was announced on Tuesday.
President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed a retired soldier, Jones Oladehinde Arogbofa, as his new Chief of Staff.
Mr. Arogbofa, a retired Brigadier General, was formerly an Officer of the Signals Corps of the Nigerian Army. He takes over from Mike Oghiadomhe, who resigned last week.
The new appointment was announced in a press statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati.
The new Chief of Staff to the President was born on November 10, 1952. He hails from the Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State.
According to the statement, in addition to administrative capabilities and experience garnered from a distinguished career in the Nigerian Army, Mr. Arogbofa brings an impressive array of academic qualifications to his new job.
They include a Diploma in Communications Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, USA, a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama, USA, and a Masters Degree in Military Arts and Science from the United States Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
The new Chief of Staff holds several military honours and awards including Mss, Fss, Fsc and Fwc; and is also a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers.
The statement added that “His appointment is with immediate effect and he has taken up his new post at the Presidential Villa”.