President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Brig-General Jones Oladehinde Arogbofa (rtd.) as his Chief of Staff.
The appointment announced by Presidential spokesman Tuesday, Reuben Abati, through his twitter handle is with immediate effect.
Arogbofa replaces Chief Mike Oghiadomhe who was asked to resign last week.
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.
In addition to administrative capabilities and experience garnered from a distinguished career in the Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen 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 Sciences 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.
His appointment is with immediate effect and he has taken up his new post at the Presidential Villa.
It was rumored that the President was considering the owner of Daar Communications PLC, Chief Raymond Dopkesi for the appointment.. The announcement of Arogbofa should put an end to the rumors..