- Pastor Bassey James has urged the FG to name an institution in honour of Abba Kyrai
- According to him, this will go a long way in encouraging people to put in their best to the country
- Also, Ali Gambo says the late chief of staff was a hero who died serving his country
The president of southern youths development inc, Pastor Bassey James has called on the federal government to name one of Nigeria's federal institutions in Abuja after the late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari, who died as a result of complications from the novel coronavirus.
According to the clergy who is also the founder of Southern Atlantic Polytechnic, Uyo, this will go a long way in encouraging people to put in their best to the country.
He said Abba kyrai died as a nationalist and a committed Nigerian and a patriot .
"He went to negotiate with Siemens in Germany and unfortunately contracted the virus there. Recall that we stood by him and fervently prayed for his recovery," he said in a statement made to Legit.ng.
"Though he is dead, his legacies of morals, service, loyalty, commitment and love for our country should have a place in our hearts and in one of our institutions," he said.
Mallam Abba Kyrai was a detribalised person who built relationships across religious and ethnicity.
Also, Hon Ali Gambo who is the chairman, editorial board of fact page publishing while appealing for a sustainable legacy for Kyari says the late chief of staff was a hero who died serving his country.
He also appreciated President Buhari for his fight against the novel coronavirus.
Recall that Legit.ng reported that James called for urgent prayers for the quick recovery of the chief of staff, Mallam Abba Kyari and other Nigerians infected with the deadly Covid-19 virus.
James made the call at his church's headquarter, Lekki, Lagos to newsmen when some concerned clerics joined him for the special prayers.
He told journalists that the clerics commenced the intercessory prayers for the chief of staff to the president, shortly after media reports confirmed that Kyari tested positive to the killer Covid-19 virus.
"We have mobilised ministers across the nation to pray fervently for the chief of staff's quick recovery," James said.
He noted that Kyari has rendered selfless service and committed himself to the progress of Nigeria while serving the president with unbroken loyalty.
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