President Jonathan Appoints Brig. General Jones Arogbofa New Chief Of Staff

President Jonathan Appoints Brig. General Jones Arogbofa New Chief Of Staff

By Doyin Ajayi | Sub-Editor on February 18, 2014
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Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's president, pauses during a session on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. | Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on Monday February 18th 2014 appointed Brig-General Jones Oladehinde Arogbofa (rtd.) as his Chief of Staff.

Arogbofa replaces Mike Oghiadome who resigned last week.

Brig-General Jones Oladehinde Arogbofa
Brig-General Jones Oladehinde Arogbofa

Brig General Arogbofa is a retired Officer of the Signals Corps of the Nigerian Army who holds several military honours and awards including Mss, Fss, Fsc and Fwc and is also a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers.

A press statement sent to The Trent by the special adviser to the President on media and publicity, Reuben Abati, states that appointment is with immediate effect and Arogbofa has taken up his new post at the Presidential Villa.

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 to the President was born on November 10, 1952. He hails from the Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State.

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