FCT Minister of State says Abba Kyari’s death blow to presidency
The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has described the death of the former Chief of Staff (COS) to President Muhammadu Buhari, Malam Abba Kyari, as a big blow to the Presidency and the country.
In her condolence message, issued on Sunday in Abuja, Aliyu said that the vacuum created by the death of Kyari would be hard to fill in view of his tenacity and maturity in the discharge of official duties.
“It is with a deep sense of loss and sorrow but with total submission to the will of Almighty Allah that I received the news of the death of my boss and beloved father, Malam Abba Kyari, who passed on April 17.
“On behalf of my family and Management Staff of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), I hereby express our profound condolence to President Buhari and the entire family members.
“I pray Almighty Allah to grant President Muhammadu Buhari and members of the family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss, ” Aliyu said.
The minister said that the entire management and staff of the FCT Administration were touched by the demise of the former COS to the President.
Aliyu, who noted that death was an inevitable end to every mortal, said members of the FCT family were, however, consoled that late Kyari distinguished himself as an astute statesman and exemplary leader.
She prayed for Almighty God to grant the late Chief of Staff Aljanna Firdaus and the family, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.