- Barely a month after the death of Abba Kyari, his chief of staff, President Muhammadu Buhari has again lost someone very close to him
- The deceased who died on Friday, May 8, was Alhaji Mutari Dauda Daura, President Buhari's nephew
- Mutari Dauda Daura was the son of the president's 81-year-old nephew, Malam Mamman Daura
Friday, May 8, was a sad day for both the immediate and extended families of President Muhammadu Buhari as the number one citizen of Nigeria mourns the death of his nephew, Mutari Dauda Daura.
The deceased nephew of President Buhari is the son of his uncle, Malam Mamman Daura, PM News reports.
Announcing the sad news, the president said: “Let me on behalf of myself and my family convey to you my deepest sympathy for the loss of Mutari Dauda. Death is inevitable and every soul must taste death one day.
“What we owe the dead are not tears, because our tears can’t bring them back, but what they deserve are our prayers.
''In this regard, my heart and prayers go out to all the family members and the Daura community as a whole over this irreparable loss.”
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In his prayer for the dead, the president called upon God to forgive the soul of the departed and reward his good works while he was on earth with a place in paradise.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Aisha Kyari, the daughter of Kyari, had revealed some outstanding facts about her father.
In the tribute to her father, Aisha mentioned that the late chief of staff was a rare individual with a wealth of experiences in many areas of life. Among what made her father unique was the fact that despite his vast exposure, Aisha disclosed that Kyari did not know how to drive a car.
She revealed: “This may sound odd but my beloved daddy couldn’t drive a car! He never learnt how to drive for a day in his entire life.”
Added to this, Kyari's daughter said that her father had no time to reply to the many criticisms made against him while in office because what was more important to him was to focus on his service to the nation.
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Aisha wrote: “For clarity, my dad was more than capable of defending himself. The reason he didn’t is that it would have distracted him from his primary assignment of serving his principal and by extension, his country.”
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