Abba Kyari's replacement: Group drums support for Buhari's ex-national coordinator Kailani
- A coalition has urged President Buhari to appoint his former national coordinator, Kailani Muhammad, as Abba Kyari's replacement
- Kyari, who was Buhari's chief of staff, died on Friday, April 17, in Lagos
- The group, however, said the Kailani's experience is greatly needed to assist the president to achieve his goal especially after the demise of his age-long friend
Following the demise of Abba Kyari, the late Chief of Staff (CoS) to President Muhammadu Buhari, a coalition of President Buhari Supporters (PBS) has urged the president to appoint his former national coordinator, Engineer Kailani Muhammad, to fill the vacant position.
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Kaduna, Nasir Dambatta, reports that the coalition comprises various associations under the aegis of 'A Kasa A Tsare', the popular group that championed the goals and ideals of President Buhari since 2003.
The coalition said that with the demise of Mallam Abba Kyari on Friday, April 17, from the complication from COVID 19 pandemic, the nation which is currently in the state of mourning, requires "a versatile administrator, a technocrat and a political juggernaut" to replace the late CoS.
The group also declared that while Nigeria is no doubt at crossroads of who would competently fill in the wide vacuum following the sudden exit of the versatile administrator, appointing Kailani would ease the tensed situation.
"Kailani has been the national coordinator of Buhari Votes Guard A Kasa A Tsare, the director, media and publicity, Presidential Support Committee (PSC) and coordinator of various support groups that rooted for the president in the last general election.
"Although Kyari's sudden death has indeed caused the country so many setbacks, a competent replacement in the person of Dr. Kailani will no doubt bridge the gap.
"Like Kyari who was a very loyal staff of the president, a well-read person with tremendous experience as technocrat and administrator, who had defended and worked for the actualisation of the president's ideas and remained loyal till his last breath, Kailani will equally fit in and serve the country well." the group stressed.
The group noted that Abba Kyari's exit has profoundly touched the president emotionally, adding that, "the country would suffer in so many ways, to the extent that only a loyal political associate, with versed experience as an administrator, like Engineer Kailani can competently fill the vacuum."
The group explained that it was on this premise the coalition of a long time political support to President Muhammadu Buhari since 2003 decided to come together and request the president to think deep and think wide by appointing, Kailani to fill the gap.
"Kailani is a trained engineer with profound experience. He is a prolific politician, a skewed administrator, a technocrat and a community-oriented person that has not only been loyal to the president but can as well help him actualise his goals of making Nigeria a better place for all.
"The 18-member coalition and indeed Nigerians believe that appointing Engineer Kailani to this important position would help the president address so many challenges, of carrying his supporters along and practicalising his policies and good intentions for the country.
"It is our candid view that with Engineer Kailani as new the Chief of Staff, the nation will record great achievements and the president will work with a loyal person, like his immediate past CoS," the group added.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Lagos state government said that it would begin enforcement of wearing face masks in public faces starting form next week.
It was reported that this was disclosed on Monday, April 20, by the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the 7th briefing on COVID-19 at the State House, Marina, Lagos.
The governor said one million of locally made face mask have been contracted to tailors and would be distributed during the week.
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