Elanza News reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, GCON as his Special Envoy with Cabinet Rank Status, to Chad and the Lake Chad Basin Region.
BabaGana Kingibe GCON is a Nigerian diplomat, politician and civil servant who has held several high ranking government offices
He was Secretary to the Government of the Federation from 2007 to 2008.
He spent over a decade in the Foreign Service cadre and has been in politics since the 1970s serving six heads of state.
In 1993, he was the vice-presidential running mate to Chief Moshood Abiola in the famous annulled 1993 presidential election.
He later joined the government in service of military dictator General Sani Abacha and a member of his politico-military caucus as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1993 to 1995, Minister of Internal Affairs from 1995 to 1997; and later Minister of Power and Steel from 1997 to 1998.