Jonathan, Lawan, Ekweremadu, Others Speak On Abba Kyari’s Death


Following the death of the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, some Nigerian leaders have expressed sadness over the death of the politician.

In a separate statements on Saturday, former President Goodluck Jonathan, Senate President Ahmad Lawan and other leadees have commiserated with the deceased family and the Government of Nigeria.

Jonathan condoled with President Buhari and the Kyari family. He also prayed that “Allah” strengthens his family and friends during this moment of grief.

He wrote: “I condole with H.E @MBuhari, the Kyari family & all sympathisers on the demise of Mallam Abba Kyari who until his death was the Chief of Staff to the President of Nigeria.

“May Allah grant him Al Jannah Firdaus & strengthen his family & friends during this moment of grief.

Senate President Lawan said death is inevitable and it only comes at an appointed time while praying for God to comfort Kyari’s family.

He wrote: “My heartfelt condolences to family of Late Mallam Abba Kyari, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Government and people of Borno State over the passage of the deceased.

“He shared the values of President Buhari and his passion for the emancipation of the poor in Nigeria and the all-round development of the country for the benefit of all its people.”

Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege on Saturday said that “death has dealt Nigeria a
very rude shock with the passing of Kyari.”

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yomi Odunuga, Omo-Agege said Nigerians must pray for President Muhammadu Buhari for divine help in charting the way forward.

“Malam Abba Kyari was a very hardworking patriot. I still recall his last official statement in which he admonished us all about the Coronavirus pandemic’s virulent threat to everyone without any consideration for class, creed or place of origin.

“There is no doubt about his encompassing influence and bold imprints in the conduct of official affairs at the Presidency over the past five years.

“Sadly, his exit came at a time when the world is reeling under unprecedented challenges and at a time when his counsel is most needed.

“Clearly, such grave loss will be deeply felt by President Muhammadu Buhari and we should pray that God Almighty grant Mr. President and Malam Kyari’s family the strength to bear this irreparable loss.

“May God Almighty grant his soul eternal repose,” he said.

Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mele Kyari, described the departed CoS as a “truly good man,  profoundly faithful and loyal to our country”.

He wrote: “May Allah forgive Mallam Abba Kyari and have mercy upon him. Was a truly good man, profoundly faithful and loyal to our country.”

Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, said he was “deeply saddened by the news” while expressing condolences to his family.

Ekweremadu, on his Twitter handle, @iamekweremadu, expressed deep sadness and condolences to Kyari’s immediate family, President Buhari and the entire Presidency.

He also prayed to God to grant the soul of the deceased eternal repose.

“I am deeply saddened by the news of the passing on of the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari.

“It is a heavy loss to The Presidency and the nation, which he gave his all.

“My heartfelt condolences go to his family, the Presidency and the entire nation.

“May his soul rest in peace. Amen,’’ Ekweremadu prayed.

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