Many Nigerians and top politicians have continued to react to the demise of Mallam Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to President Buhari, who died from complications of COVID-19 on Friday April 17.
Kyari had tested positive for the coronavirus in March after a trip to Germany and Egypt. He had been receiving treatment at a private hospital in Lagos but unfortunately passed away weeks later.
Few of the poltiticians who mourned the patriot include former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, Dino Melaye, Ben Bruce, Festus Keyamo, Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika among others.
Kyari had promised to return to work soon after officially confirming his positive COVID-19 status. His death was met with mixed reactions by some Nigerians as well.
Read their reactions below.
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.
— Goodluck E. Jonathan (@GEJonathan) April 18, 2020
May Allah forgive Mallam Abba Kyari and have mercy upon him. Was a truly good man, profoundly faithful and loyal to our country.
— Mele Kyari (@MKKyari) April 18, 2020
When I chatted with him exactly on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, he assured me his health was fine and that he would faithfully take the treatments. But God always knows best. Sincere condolences to the Kyari family and the Government of Nigeria. Adieu Mallam Abba Kyari. https://t.co/EZ3BX2qibd
— Festus Keyamo, SAN (@fkeyamo) April 18, 2020
I received the news of the death of Mallam Abba Kyari with a heavy heart. We have indeed lost a rare gem.
As Chief of Staff to President @MBuhari , Mallam Abba Kyari commanded great influence that made him a rallying point for key policy decisions. He would be missed greatly.
— Godwin Obaseki (GGO) (@GovernorObaseki) April 18, 2020
Mallam Abba Kyari’s death remains a great loss — given his coordinating responsibilities in the Presidency. At this critical time, our thoughts and prayers are with his family. May Almighty God give them the fortitude to bear this loss. Amen.
— Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa (@IAOkowa) April 18, 2020
The All Progressives Congress (APC) mourns the death of Mallam Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff and one of the closest advisers to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Even in death, the fond memories and indelible strides Mallam Abba Kyari left on earth will be celebrated for a long time.
— APC Nigeria (@OfficialAPCNg) April 18, 2020
I am saddened by the news of the death of Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari. My sincere condolences to the family and loved ones, and also President @MBuhari. May his soul rest in peace. https://t.co/IA0IhoPm5F
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) April 18, 2020
May the soul of Abba Kyari the chief of staff to Mr President rest in peace. May God grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss. Everyone must complete this circle someday. Be prepared.
— Senator Dino Melaye. (SDM) (@dino_melaye) April 18, 2020
I expect that this encounter with Abba Kyari would have provided an opportunity for you to reflect on how many others you quite forcefully denigrate here, with little or no knowledge about how government works from the inside. Rest In Peace Abba Kyari. https://t.co/VloaUW5Ms3
— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) April 18, 2020
May the soul of Mallam Abba Kyari Rest In Peace. 🦠
— SEGA L'éveilleur®🚨 (@segalink) April 18, 2020
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