President Muhammadu Buhari, has appointed Colonel Hammed Ibrahim Ali as his Chief of Staff. Ali, was a former military administrator of Kaduna State. It was widely believed that the immediate past governor of Lagos state, Babatunde Fashola, may be selected for the position.
He is married to one wife and has 4 children. As governor, in October 1997 he sacked about 30,000 striking civil servants in Kaduna State, and detained 18 local government chairmen. After retirement, he became Secretary of the Arewa Consultative Forum, a northerm lobbying group, and a supporter of Major General Muhammadu Buhari in his bid to run for president.
In June 2006 Ali stated that the North would regain the presidency in 2007.He supported Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s comments to the effect that president Olusegun Obasanjo would honour his pledge to vacate office in 2007.And now he’s currently the Chief of Staff to Muhammadu Buhari.