By: Oriade Ayomide
President Goodluck Jonathan has named Brig. Gen Jones Arogbofa (retd.) as his new Chief of Staff. The appointment according to the presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati is with immediate effect. Arogbofa replaces 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.
Arogbofa’s appointment is coming at a time when the Jonathan Presidency is working hard at redefining its brand essence, image and impact on the citizenry. Stakeholders will surely look forward to seeing a positive difference with his foray into the presidency.