President Jonathan Names Arogbofa As New Chief of Staff

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BEVERLY HILLS, February 18, (THEWILL) - President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday appointed Brigadier General Jones Oladehinde Arogbofa as his new Chief Of Staff, effective immediately.

Arogbofa, a retired Officer of the Signals Corps of the Nigerian Army, takes over from Chief Mike Oghiadomhe who resigned last week.

A statement signed by Presidential Spokesman, Reuben Abati said, 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.

The statement further said, '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.