UK Government Reacts To Abba Kyari’s Death


The United Kingdom Government through its mission in Nigeria has extended its condolence to the family of late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Kyari, who died on Friday after succumbing to the COVID-19 virus was buried on Saturday afternoon.

In a statement by Catriona Laing on Saturday, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Kyari exhibited a “tireless commitment to his beloved Nigeria.”

“On behalf of Her Majesty’s government and the British high commission to Nigeria, I wish to offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Abba Kyari who died yesterday,” the statement read.

According to the statement, Laing said Kyari exhibited a “tireless commitment to his beloved Nigeria.”

“I engaged regularly with Abba Kyari in his capacity as chief of staff to the president and greatly valued our open, honest and frank dialogue. He brought spirit, tenacity and a tireless commitment to his beloved Nigeria.

“He was highly respected in the international community as a passionate champion of Nigeria’s interests. May his soul rest in peace. Our thoughts are with his family on this very sad occasion,” she said.

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