- More reactions continue to pour in over the demise of Mallam Abba Kyari
- The lnter Party Advisory Council says it is deeply pained over the demise of the president's chief of staff
- Kyari has since been buried in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja according to Islamic rites
The lnter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) says it is deeply pained over the demise of the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari.
Kyari, widely regarded as the president's closest confidant, died of complications from the dreaded coronavirus ravaging the world.
He has since been buried in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja according to Islamic rites.
A statement by IPAC's national chairman, Dr Leonard Nzenwa, says the council is heartbroken over the death of Kyari.
Part of the statement read: “IPAC is sad that the nation has lost a very high ranking member of this administration to the dreaded coronavirus disease.
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“His demise brought forcefully home the grimmer reality of COVID-19. We must do all we can to take responsibility of ensuring that Nigerians subscribe to personal hygiene, social distancing, washing of hands regularly, using face masks etc.
“Coronavirus is real. The death of Abba Kyari has driven the danger of this disease. It is a wake-up call for all Nigerians to rise up to fight the pandemic and obey government directives to contain its spread.
“Our heart goes out to the family of this great patriot who served the nation faithfully until his death. We empathize with them in this deep grieving moment.”
The Late Kyari had gone to Germany alongside the minister of power for a meeting with Siemens directors, where it is suspected he contracted the disease.
Three of his personal staff also tested positive for coronavirus and are currently receiving treatment.
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Meanwhile, Nigerians have continued to react to the demise of Kyari.
Many Nigerians who described Abba Kyari's death as a surprise prayed for the deceased to rest in peace.
Similarly, Nigeria's former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed condolence over the death of Kyari.
"Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un. I am saddened by the death of Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari. May Allah SWT comfort his family, forgive his sins and grant him AlJannah Firdaus. Ameen," Atiku tweeted.
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