The thirty-six States Governors under the platform of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have expressed shock and deepest condolences over the death of Chief of Staff to the President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari.
This was contained in a condolence letter to the President on Saturday signed by the chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, Dr Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti.
In the letter, the governors said “late Abba Kyari steered the activities of your office with the passion and integrity of a patriot who wished nothing but progress for his country and
demanded nothing but decorum, care and respect for those who sought your attention as the President”.
“With wisdom and foresight, he forged strong ties between the President and the Ministers, and strengthened the bond between our Forum and your administration”.
“He did not allow public perception to affect his loyalty to you and remained a pillar of your administration to his last breadth”,the NGF noted.
The Governors prayed Almighty Allah (SW’I‘) to grant Mr President, the country and the late Abba Kyari’s family the fortitude to hear this great loss.
“As we condole our President and country in this trying moment, the NGF avails this opportunity to renew to you the assurance of our highest consideration”, the NGF concluded.
It would be recalled that late Mallam Abba Kyari tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19, and had been receiving treatment. But he died on Friday, April 17, 2020 and he had been buried according to the Islamic rite at Gudu Cemetery, Abuja.