The passing away of the Chief of Staff, CoS, to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari, has been described as a big loss, not only to the President in particular, the nation in general.

This was the contention of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, which also said this great loss called for deep reflection on the part Nigeria’s leaders, describing it as “a wake up call for leaders to understand that they must make the best of the time in their hands to write their names in gold.”

This was contained in a condolence message, signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Yemi Kolapo, where the ADC said Kyari was indeed the strong man of the current administration, adding that, though his style might not have resonated well with many, he definitely excelled in all his assignments, including the last one, as the President’s Chief of Staff.

The party said, “He demonstrated a good grasp of political chess and served his boss with commendable loyalty. He will be remembered as one of Nigeria’s most influential politicians.

“He will be sincerely missed in Nigeria’s polity, especially as this painful exit makes history as one of the very few high profile deaths from the unfortunate COVID-19 pandemic currently giving governments sleepless nights all over the world.

“The ADC condoles with the President, the All Progressives Congress, APC, the late Chief of Staff’s immediate and extended families, the people of Borno State, and indeed all Nigerians, over this painful loss, and prays that Allah forgives him his shortcomings and grants him Aljanah Firdaus as he is laid to rest today.”


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