The frontline aspirant of the All Progressives Congress in Edo state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has offered condolences on the passing of Mallam Abba Kyari who until his death served as the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The news of Abba Kyari’s death was announced by the Presidency in the early hours of today, weeks after he tested positive to COVID-19.
Pastor Ize-Iyamu, in a message released by his Campaign Organization, expressed sadness at his death and extolled his ‘selfless and patriotic’ service to the country.
He said: “Abba Kyari was a patriot with a rare dedication to country and duty. He spent most of his life in service to Nigeria and applied himself relentlessly, in both private and public office, to the important task of translating his vision of a great Nigeria that works for all into reality.”
“My deepest condolences to his bereaved family, the Presidency and other Nigerians touched by his sad passage.”
“His loss is no doubt a huge blow to the country, even more so to our President, Muhammadu Buhari, who found in the late Abba Kyari a confidant, friend, and capable hands to entrust important duties in the quest to take the country to the next level”
“I am saddened by the loss. I pray that God grants him eternal rest and his family the strength to bear the loss.”