President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the death of his chief of staff, Abba Kyari, who died Friday of coronavirus.
In a statement, Buhari extolled the qualities of his former aide, recalled their relationship of over four decades and condoled with the deceased’s family.
In the statement, the President described his late Chief of Staff as an epitome of a true Nigerian patriot and a loyal friend and compatriot for over forty-two years.
President Buhari said Abba Kyari never wavered in his commitment to the betterment of every one around him and Nigeria in general.
He said while the late Abba possessed the sharpest legal and organisational mind, his true focus was always the development of infrastructure and the assurance of security for the people of Nigeria as he served the country faithfully.
President Buhari said Abba never sought elective office for himself, but set himself against the view and conduct of two generations of Nigeria’s political establishment – who saw corruption as an entitlement and its practice a byproduct of possessing political office.