Gov Bello condoles President Buhari over Kyari's death
- Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has described the late Mallam Abba Kyari as an honest man
- Bello paid tributes to Kyari in a condolence letter to President Muhammadu Buhari
- The Kogi governor stated that the Late Kyari was a pillar of support for President Buhari
Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari over the death of his chief of staff, Mallam Abba Kyari.
Kyari, the former chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari died on Friday, April 17 and was buried in Abuja on Saturday, April 18.
Bello in his condolence letter to the president, sympathised with him, the presidency and the people of Borno state over the sad loss.
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Part of the letter read: “Mallam Kyari lived a good life of honesty, commitment to nation-building and service to God and humanity.
“He undoubtedly had been a pillar of support to you in your enviable and exemplary journey since your assumption of office in 2015 as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“His wise counsel to you in the course of your selfless service to the people of Nigeria will not be forgotten easily.
“While I pray the Almighty Allah to give you the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss and grant late Kyari eternal rest, please accept once again my heartfelt condolences.”
Meanwhile, President Buhari has paid glowing tribute to his former chief of staff, Late Abba Kyari.
President Buhari in a statement on Saturday, April 18 described the Late Kyari as his loyal friend and compatriot for the last 42 years.
The president said in all the years he has known Kyari, “he never wavered in his commitment to the betterment of every one of us.”
“He acted forcefully as a crucial gatekeeper to the presidency, ensuring no one - whether minister or governor had access beyond another - and that all those representing and serving our country were treated equally.
“He made clear in his person and his practice, always, that every Nigerian - regardless of faith, family, fortune or frailty - was heard and treated respectfully and the same.
“Mallam Abba Kyari was the very best of us. He was made of the stuff that makes Nigeria great,” the president wrote.
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