Abba Kyari: CAN writes President Buhari over death of chief of staff

Abba Kyari: CAN writes President Buhari over death of chief of staff

- A letter has been written by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to Muhammadu Buhari over the death of Abba Kyari

- In the message, Ayokunle notes that it was saddening for CAN to know that Kyari contracted COVID-19 in the line of duty

- The association prayed for others still lying sick and needing healing

A day after the burial of Abba Kyari, the late chief of staff to Muhammadu Buhari, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has sent a message to the president.

The condolence message was contained in a report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

In the report, the president of CAN, Reverend Samson Ayokunle, said the association was saddened by the incident.

Abba Kyari: CAN writes President Buhari over death of chief of staff
Abba Kyari died of COVID-19 and was buried on April 18.
Source: UGC

In the statement by his special assistant on media and communications, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, on Sunday, April 19, in Abuja, Ayokunle said the association was pained, especially realising that Kyari contracted COVID-19 in the line of duty.

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“It was with a rude shock but with submission to the will of the Almighty God that the Association received the news of the demise of the CoS, Mallam Abba Kyari, as a result of complications arising from the coronavirus.

“We are particularly sad that he contracted the virus while on duty abroad.

“He has thus sacrificed his life in the course of service to his motherland. That spoke much of his patriotic devotion to the greatness of our nation.

”Our prayer to the Lord is that He grants you, his family and the presidency in general the fortitude to bear the loss.

"The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away, glory be to the name of the Lord’.(Job 1: 21)," the condolence message stated.

In the letter, Ayokunle prayed: “The Lord will heal others who are lying sick as a result of the attack of this ruthless virus.

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“May the Lord grant our nation reprieve from the scourge of this virus very soon so that we might be able to pick up our lives and businesses again in Jesus’ name.

”Be well assured that we at the CAN will continue to pray for you for enhanced wisdom and patience to lead a great country like this.” had reported that Lagos state government recently disclosed that Abba Kyari died in a private 'designated high care, biosecurity-compliant' hospital known as First Cardiology Consultants located in Ikoyi.

Speaking on Saturday evening, April 18, Lagos state health commissioner, Akin Abayomi, made the confirmation and further added that the disclosure was expedient following inquiries from concerned Nigerians. ( - We have upgraded to serve you better.

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