Mallam ABBA Kyari was a lawyer and banker.
He was an alumnus of both the University of Warwick and University of Cambridge.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Warwick and a Law degree in 1983 from
He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1984 after attending the Nigerian Law School.
He worked for the law firm Fani-Kayode and Sowemimo after Law School.
From 1988 to 1990, he was Editor with the New Africa Holdings Limited Kaduna.
In 1990, he served as a Commissioner for Forestry and Animal Resources in Borno State.
From 1990 to 1995, Kyari was the secretary to the board of African International Bank Limited, a subsidiary of Bank of Credit and Commerce International.
He was also an executive director in charge of management services at the United Bank for Africa.
Later, he was appointed the chief executive officer of the bank.
In 2002, he was appointed a director of Unilever Nigeria. He also later served on the board of ExxonMobil Nigeria.
He later became Chief of Staff to President Buhari.
That was a position he held till he tested positive to Cobid-19. He came out ot announce his Covid-19 status after returning from a trip abroad. He started receiving treatment immediately but he died on Friday, April 17, 2020.
He is survived by a wife and four children.