President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Brig.-Gen. Jones Oladehinde Arogbofa (rtd), as his new Chief of Staff.
According to the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the appointment is with immediate effect.
Arogbofa replaces Mike Oghiadomhe, who was allegedly forced to resign last week.The statement by Abati read in part: “President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Brig.-Gen Jones Oladehinde Arogbofa as his new Chief of Staff. Brig-Gen. Arogbofa, a retired officer of the Signals Corps of the Nigerian Army, takes over from Chief Mike Oghiadomhe, who resigned 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,” the statement said.