September 26, 2020
Lifestyle

Obasanjo, Ondo Monarchs, Oyo APC Mourn Abba Kyari

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo says the death of the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Alhaji Abba Kyari is a solemn reminder to all Nigerian that COVID-19 requires all hands on deck to fight the pandemic.

Chief Obasanjo, in a condolence letter to President Buhari made available to news men in Abeokuta, noted that all Nigerians needed to soberly, cooperatively, humanely and equitably able to fight the COVID 19 successful.

He also noted that there was the need to get all Nigerians back to good health and healthy economy. 

The former president, who said he received the news of the demise of Alhaji  Abba Kyari, with great sadness, as he lost the battle against the dreadful  killer disease, COVID-19, urged the President, family and friends of the late chief of staff to take solace that he died in harness, in the service of his country. 

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo prayed God to give president Buhari, the deceased family and friends the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. 

Similarly, some traditional rulers in Ondo State have expressed deep shock and sadness over the demise of Mallam Abba Kyari, the Chief of  Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, who died of COVID-19 complication.

The royal fathers, who spoke in a Press Statement signed by the President of a group of Ondo State 130 crown Obas and Owa-Ale of Ikare Akoko, Oba Kolapo Adegbite-Adedoyin, commiserated with President Buhari over the loss of Mallam Kyari to the deadly disease.

Oba Adegbite-Adedoyin urged Nigerians to follow strictly some of the directives by government on ways to stop spread of the virus despite the current hardship of the COVID-19 lockdown in order for the nation to get out the health crisis in a record time.

The monarch who expressed support for various steps so far taken by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu over the pandemic in Ondo State, prayed the Lord to have mercy on the world and grant mankind relief over the coronavirus.

Also, All Progressive Congress in Oyo State has commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari over the loss of the Borno-born lawyer, banker and an astute administrator, Abba Kyari.

  A statement by the party’s publicity secretary, Dr Azeez Olatunde prays that Almighty Allah forgive his shortcomings and put a halt on the spread and death of COVID-19 Pandemic in Nigeria.

   It notes that the death of Mallam Abba Kyari is a further reminder to everyone that  COVID-19 pandemic is no respecter of status of anybody.

The statement urges people to maintain social distancing, stay at home and keep all the rules of hygiene to stay safe.

Wale Oluokun/Adegbite/Adebisi 

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