Retired General Jones Arogbofa Is President’s New Chief of Staff

President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Jones Arogbofa, a retired officer of the Signals Corps of the Nigerian Army, as his new Chief of Staff.

Arogbofa takes over from Mike Oghiadomhe who resigned on February 10 to pursue his political ambitions.

According to a press statement by the special adviser to the President on media and publicity, Reuben Abati, the appointment is with immediate effect and Arogbofa has resumed duties at the Presidential Villa.

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The new Chief of Staf who hails from the Akoko South West local government area of Ondo State was born on November 10, 1952.

Abati said in addition to administrative capabilities and experience garnered from a distinguished career in the Nigerian Army, Arogbofa brings an impressive array of academic qualifications to his new job.

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Arogbofa has a Diploma in Communications Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology in the U.S., a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama, U.S.

The new Chief of Staff also has a Masters degree in Military Arts and Science from the U.S. Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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He holds several military honours and awards and is also a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers.

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