The Presidency has announced the appointment of Brig-General Jones Oladehinde Arogbofa (rtd.) as the new Chief of Staff to President Goodluck Jonathan.
Arowogbofa replaced Mark Oghiadohme who resigned last week Wednesday.
A statement by Presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, said the appointment took immediate effect.
The statement said: ‘’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’’, the statement said.
‘’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’’.
Arogbofa, 62, who hails from Akoko South Local Government of Ondo state, retired from the Signals Corps of the Nigerian Army.
The statement said that the new Chief of Staff has resumed office already.
The appointment is seen as a further appeasement of the South West who has cried of marginalization in the present regime. The President spent the weekend in Lagos, meeting with some traditional rulers in the region.