Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has described the death of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari as shocking, painful and a monumental loss to the nation.
In a statement signed by the Sanwo-Olu’s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, the Governor condoled with President Buhari and urged him to “take solace in the quality of life lived by Mallam Kyari and his exemplary contribution to the current administration.”
‘‘I received the sad news of the death of Mallam Abba Kyari, an astute public servant with a heavy heart. Mallam Kyari was a dedicated Nigerian, a deeply committed and patriotic citizen, who contributed remarkably to the smooth and successful running of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.’’
The Governor added that Kyari was a ‘‘conscientious, competent, cerebral and outstanding administrator whose life traversed the fields of law, journalism, banking and politics.’’
“As human beings, the death of a close ally will be painful and devastating, but we must always look back at the beautiful moments one shared with the deceased as well as the legacies left behind by such individual. Therefore, Mr. President should find comfort in the good works done by the late Kyari,” the statement read in part.