Abba Kyari: Ministers of Defence, Justice, AGF Others Mourn

Abba Kyari was a Patriotic Nigerian, Says Defence Minister, Maj Gen Bashir Magashi (Rtd)

The death of the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari is a monumental loss to the nation. His death has no doubt deprived Nigeria, of his service loyalty, honesty, dedicated especially at this crucial time in the drive toward the total transformation of our country.

Since joining the administration as a member of the Federal Executive Council, I had very cordial working relationships with the late Abba Kyari and our discussions always focused on ways of moving Nigeria forward.

The late Chief of Staff to the President will be remembered as a fine and thorough breed administrator of international repute who gave his all to the nation and humanity. While he was in the saddle, he demonstrated uncommon patriotic zeal and unwavering determination to ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision for a new Nigeria was taken to a logical conclusion.

My heartfelt condolence goes to President Muhammadu Buhari with whom he had worked closely, the Kyari’s family and the nation in general. I believe strongly that the death of Kyari particularly on Friday and in the period of epidemic have spiritual undertone that Almighty Allah will make Jannah his abode. I pray to Almighty Allah for the repose of the soul of the departed patriot and the fortitude for the family to bear the irreplaceable loss.

Major General Bashir Magashi (Rtd)


The news of the death of late Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari flung us in deep pain and immutable agony.

Malam Abba Kyari was a paragon of virtue, patriotic citizen who rendered selfless service to Nigeria. As a dedicated individual with an unflinching commitment, his passion to nation-building was unwavering. He was, indeed, loyalty personified.

I express heartfelt condolences to the Presidency, the family of Late Malam Abba Kyari and the entire nation on this irreparable lost. The death is indeed a crumble of a giant pillar.

May the Almighty Allah grant him Jannatul Firdaus.

Abubakar Malami,SAN
Hon. Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
Federal Republic of Nigeria.

AGF Condoles President Buhari
The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris FCNA, has condoled President Muhammadu Buhari on the death of his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abba Kyari.

In a letter of condolence to the President, Idris said he received the sad news of Alhaji Abba Kyari’s demise with great shock.

He noted that the late Chief of Staff to the President lived a fulfilled life worthy of emulation by all, adding that his death was a monumental and irreparable loss to his family, the President and the whole country.

“Your Excellency, we should take consolation in the fact that death is inevitable and a path every human kind must pass through. We should be strengthened by the fact that the late Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abba Kyari died a Martyr (as a result of the COVID -19 pandemic and on a Friday)”, he said.

Idris prayed Almighty Allah (SWA) to grant the soul of the departed Chief of Staff eternal rest in Jannatul Firdaus and give the President and the deceased family the fortitude to bear the painful and irreparable loss.

Henshaw Ogubike mnipr
Director (Information, Press and Public Relations)


BPSR Prays for the Soul of COS

Director General of the Bureau Of Public Service Reforms, BPSR, Dasuki Arabi has sympathized with the president over the loss of his Chief of Staff.

Mr Arabi in a condolence message expressed sadness at the death of Mr Kyari, whom he described as a true nationalist, committed to a secure and corrupt free Nigeria.

He says the deceased’s enormous, sincere and sacrificial contributions to nation building will not be forgotten.

He prayed that the almighty Allah gives the president and the former Chief of Staff’s family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.

Umar Aliyu