Gambari stated this on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, when he spoke briefly to State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa.
The Chief of Staff thanked President Buhari for deeming him worthy to serve in the new capacity, adding that he would only report to the President and not the public.
“I thank the President of the Federal Republic for giving me the opportunity to serve him and of course, the country”, he said.
Asked what Nigerians should expect from him as Chief of Staff, he said “we have not started, I’ll have to find out. I don’t report directly to the nation, I report to the President”.
About what he has to offer the President, he said “my loyalty, competence and support”, adding that his guiding principle as Chief of Staff would be “to serve the President to the best of my ability”
KanyiDaily had reported that that President Buhari appointed Gambari as his new Chief of staff on May 12, 2020, following the death of Mallam Abba Kyari, who lost his life to the dreaded coronavirus on the early hours of April 17th.