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Governor Abiodun mourns Kyari

By Charles Coffie Gyamfi, Abeokuta
19 April 2020   |   3:41 am
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, yesterday, expressed shock at the death of Mallam Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. Kyari who passed-on on Friday.

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, yesterday, expressed shock at the death of Mallam Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. Kyari who passed-on on Friday.

while describing the death as a national tragedy, the Governor said Kyari was a good leader and devout Muslim who sacrificed so much in his service to the country.

“This is a national tragedy. Mallam Kyari died in the service of fatherland. The Chief of Staff was said to have contracted the virus while on an official assignment in Germany. He was confirmed positive to COVID-19 on March 23 and died of complications arising from the virus. So sad,” Governor Abiodun said in a statement he personally signed on Saturday morning.

He added: “We are extremely saddened by the news of Mallam Abba Kyari’s passing away. He was a detribalised Nigerian, consummate technocrat, gentleman and leading member of President Muhammadu Buhari’s team, for whom we had a lot respect.”

Governor Abiodun recalled that the late Kyari carried out his duties with a lot of charisma and high intellectual disposition, which earned the office of Chief of Staff a lot of dignity and respect.