… he made enormous sacrifices, contributions to my administration, nation
President Muhammadu Buhari, in a rare betrayal of emotion, has eulogized Malam Abba Kyari, his deceased Chief of Staff and closest ally, describing as enormous sacrifices and contributions he made to the success of his administration and the nation.
Buhari said: “This tribute be issued in recognition of the enormous sacrifices and contributions made by the deceased to the success of his politics and administration and to the overall development of the nation.’’
He said in strict observance of the social distancing rules people on condolence visit to the Presidential Villa would not be tolerated.
“The President will not be available for condolence visitors but urges, in place of that prayers be offered for the repose of soul of the departed Chief of Staff.
“The President wishes to direct strict observance of the social distancing rules as prescribed by the National Center for Disease Control, the Federal Ministry of Health; and other safe hygiene practices as advised by relevant local authorities,’’ Mr Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, said in a statement.
Buhari expressed deep appreciation to foreign leaders and all Nigerians for their messages on the irreparable loss and prayed to Allah to accept his soul.