The Chairman, North-Central Governor’s Forum and Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello received, with shock, the death of Malam Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mallam Abba Kyari died Friday night, after failing to recover from Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, in a Lagos Hospital where he was receiving treatment, he turned positive to the virus last month.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mrs. Mary Noel Berje, the Governor mourns and commiserates with the presidency, family, friends and the people of Nigeria over the death of the President’s Chief of Staff.
Governor Sani Bello eulogised the exemplary leadership qualities of the deceased noted that the demise of the Chief of Staff was, indeed, a great loss to the nation as he was dedicated to nation-building and committed to national integration.
He also described late Abba Kyari as a simple, straightforward and loyal officer, stressing that his selfless service would be greatly missed in the presidency.
The Governor sympathized with the family, President Muhammadu Buhari and friends of the deceased urging them to take solace in the fact that every living soul must taste death.
Governor Sani Bello prayed Allah to forgive the deceased’s shortcomings, grant him Aljannat Firdausi and the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.