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See What Buhari Wrote About Mallam Abba Kyari

Nigeria as a country lost one of the elite men (Mallam Abba Kyari) in the country to Coronavirus on the 17th of April and he was buried on the 18th of April.

For the last 42 years he has been a friend and compatriot to the president of Nigeria muhammadu buhari and he was the chief of staff to the president.

The president of Nigeria deemed it worthy to write a tribute on his Twitter handle.

Here is what you wrote;

To my friend, Mallam Abba Kyari:

Mallam Abba Kyari, who died on the 17th of April, 2020, at the age of 67 from complications caused by coronavirus, was it true Nigerian patriot.

My loyal friend and compatriot for the last 42 years- and latterly my chief-of-staff - he never wavered in is commitment to the betterment of everyone of us.

He was only in his twenties when we first met, a diligent student, soon after he was blessed with the opportunity to study abroad - first at Warwick and then law at the University of Cambridge.

But there was never any question Abba would bring his first-rate skills and newly-acquired world class knowledge back to Nigeria which he did immediately upon graduation.

Whilst possessing the sharpest legal and organisational mind, Abba's true focus was always the development of infrastructures and the assurance of security for the people of this nation he served so faithfully.

For he knew that without both in tandem there can never be the development of the respectful society and vibrant economy that the Nigerian citizens deserve.

In political life, Abba never sought elective office for himself. Rather, he set himself against the view and conduct of two generation of Nigeria's political establishment - Who saw corruption as an entitlement and its practice a byproduct of possessing political office.

Becoming my chief of staff in 2015, strove quietly and without any interest in publicity all personal gain to implement my agenda.

There are those who said of him that he must be secretive - because he did not have a high public profile. But Abba was the opposite: he simply had no need, nor did he seek, the cheap gratification of the crowd; for him, there was nothing to be found in popular adulation.

He secured instead satisfaction and his reward solely and only from the improvement of the governance of this great country.

Working, without fail, seven days each and every week, he acted forcefully as a crucial gatekeeper to the presidency, ensuring no one - wether Minister or governor had access beyond another - and that all those representing and serving our country we are treated equally.

He made clear in his person and his practice, always, every Nigerian - regardless of faith, family, fortune or frailty - was heard and treated respectfully - and the same.

Mallam Abba Kyari was the very best of us. He was made of the stuff that makes Nigeria great.

Rest in peace, my dearest friend.

To his loving wife and doting family who survive him, I extend my heartfelt sorrow at your loss.

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