Governor of Delta State, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has described the death of Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari, as painful.
Okowa in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika on Saturday in Asaba, described Kyari’s death as a huge loss to the Presidency and the entire nation, considering his strategic role in the current administration.
He urged the presidency to be consoled by the legacies of integrity and capacity exhibited by the elder statesman who lost his life to the dreaded coronavirus.
His statement read in part, “It is with great sadness that I, my family, the government and people of Delta State commiserate with Mr. President, the Kyari family, and the entire Presidency on the passing away of octogenarian elder statesman, Mallam Abba Kyari.
“His death remains a great loss not just to his family and President Buhari’s administration, given his coordinating responsibilities to the President.
“Indeed, the late Abba Kyari was very supportive of the President and I can only imagine the grief and sorrow that has befallen our dear President on this loss.
“Mallam Kyari will be sorely missed by the Presidency and all those whose lives he had touched in several positive ways.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, President Buhari and entire Presidency that the soul of the deceased repose peacefully and the family gave the fortitude to bear his demise”.
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