The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has extended his condolences to his late Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari’s family, while describing him as a patriotic Nigerian.
Buhari’s tribute reads in part, “Mallam Abba Kyari, who died on April 17, 2020, at the age of 67 from complications caused by the coronavirus, was a true Nigerian patriot. My loyal friend and compatriot for the last 42 years and latterly my Chief-of-Staff, he never wavered in his commitment to the betterment of every one of us.”
Buhari stated that the Late Kyari was instrumental to the effective functionality of his Administration.
“Mallam Abba Kyari was the very best of us. He was made of the stuff that makes Nigeria great. Rest in Peace, my dearest friend”, the President prayed.