Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Idris Ahmed Wase has condoled with President Muhammadu Buhari over the death of his Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari.
He also extended his heart felt condolences to his immediate family and the people and government of Borno state on the loss of their illustrious son.
Wase, in a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Umar Muhammad Puma described Kyari’s death as a” sad news and great loss to the nation”.
“It is saddening to learn of the death of Mallam Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to the president. His death is a great loss to the present administration and the nation in general.
“I wish to condole with President Muhammadu Buhari over this sad news. My condolences also go to his immediate family, the governor of Borno state, Prof. Umara Zulum and indeed the entire people of Borno state”.
Wase described the late Kyari as “an accomplished lawyer, banker, administrator and political strategist”.
He said the deceased “died in active service working for his fatherland, which is a mark of his patriotism, integrity and undying zeal to ensure a better Nigeria”
According to the Deputy Speaker, “Abba Kyari was a patriotic, conscientious and hardworking Nigerian, who contributed immensely to the socioeconomic and political development of Nigeria”
Added that “Kyari’s positive contributions to humanity and Nigeria at large would remain indelible in the psyche of millions of Nigerians.
“I pray the Almighty Allah to forgive his sins and grant him eternal rest”.