Chief of staff to president Muhammadu Buhari “Mallam Abba kyari” dies after contracting the novel Corona virus, the presidency said on Saturday.
All progressive Congress in a statement issued by national publicity secretary to the party “Mallam Lanre Issa-onilu” said that president Buhari had indeed lost a competent, trusted, loyal, strong right hand man and longtime adviser who promoted, protected and defended his interest in good times and adversity.According to the ruling party, even in death, the fond memories and indelible strides Mallam Abba Kyari left on earth will be celebrated for a long time.
We remember a cerebral Nigerian who excelled in his private dealings, professional endevours and public service.The office of the presidency also expressed their grief I a statement, he said;
“I regret to announce the passage” of Abba Kyari, who acted as gatekeeper to the president of Africa’s most populous nation.
“The deceased had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19, and had been receiving treatment. But he died on Friday, April 17, 2020,” the statement said.
“May God accept his soul”.
Kyari in his 70’s was the highest profile covid 19 death in West Africa with 493 cases and 17 deaths according to the Nigeria center for disease control (NCDC).
APC, the presidency with the people and government of borno state condoled with kyari’s immediate family. The party also made mention that Mallam Abba kyari would be buried under Islamic rights may Almighty Allah be merciful and grant him Aljanat Firdaus.