The demise of Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to attract Tributes from many notable Nigerians and big wigs around the world.
Following the announcement of his death by the Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, notable personalities have different things to say about the deceased.
Former President, Goodluck Jonathan took to his Twitter page to sympathise with President Buhari over the death of Kyari.
He said “I condole with H.E @MBuhari, the Kyari family & all sympathisers on the demise of Mallam Abba Kyari who until his death was the Chief of Staff to the President of Nigeria.
May Allah grant him Al Jannah Firdaus & strengthen his family & friends during this moment of grief. GEJ
Tributes To Abba Kyari
Also, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar said “Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. I am saddened by the death of Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari. May Allah SWT comfort his family, forgive his sins and grant him Jannah Firdaus. Ameen.
Speaker, House of Representatives, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila also paid tribute to the deceased.
In a post on his Twitter handle, he said “My thoughts and prayers are with Mallam Abba Kyari’s family at this trying time. I also extend my condolences to @MBuhari for this loss.
While we all grieve, let’s pray that God will grant the late CoS and other Nigerians that died as a result of this pandemic a good resting place.
The Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Umar Sadiya Farouq also mourned the late Chief of Staff.
“Inna lillahi wa inna illaihi Rajiun. I am greatly saddened by the loss of a great patriot and mentor, Abba Kyari. His contributions to the progress of our country, mostly away from public view, are truly beyond measure. May his gentle soul Rest in Jannah. Ameen
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama said “In deep shock and sorrow at the passing of Abba Kyari, a best friend and brother. Chief of Staff to President @MBuhari. A true gem and great Nigerian patriot. Irreplaceable. RIP.
Former Minister for Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, said, I have lost a friend of 40 years. We were at Cambridge together. We worked in my fathers law firm together. We remained close throughout right up until the end even though we disagreed politically. Abba was a good man: a man of honour & a loyal friend. May his soul rest in peace.
The Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun paid tribute to Kyari “On the passing of President @MBuhari’s Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, I commiserate with the President, family and friends of the deceased.
He further prayed that Allah forgives his sins “May Allah (SWT) forgive his sins, and grant him eternal peace in Aljanah Firdaus, as He gives his family and indeed Nigeria, the fortitude to bear this tragic loss.
“Mallam Abba Kyari has left the world for a better place, to rest in Aljanah with Almighty Allah’s (SWT) peace. Indeed, the Nation has lost a man of service, he added.
Former spokesman for Ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan and public commentator, Reno Omokri said “My sincere and heartfelt condolence go to the family of Mallam Abba Kyari, the late Chief of Staff to General @MBuhari, who has died at 81 from #CoronaVirus. He was one of the more effective and loyal members of Buhari’s kitchen cabinet. Whatever our differences, he loved Nigeria.
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, also expressed her sadness over the passing of Kyari.
She said “I am so very sad to hear this terrible news. Abba Kyari was an exceptional man who worked tirelessly for his beloved Nigeria. On behalf of everyone @UKinNigeria sending deep condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. We will miss him very much.