A media adviser to the immediate former Bauchi state governor, Malam Ali M. Ali, has condoled with President Muhammadu Buhari over the death of the late Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari.
Ali in a condolence letter to the President Tuesday said, “I received with great shock the news of the demise of Malam Abba Kyari, your late Chief of Staff who answered the final call all mortals must respond to ultimately.”
“My family and I feel deeply about your loss. It is our collective loss. We share in your agony of losing a trusted lieutenant and ally of more than 40 years. Certainly his death has created a big void both at the personal and government level that will be difficult to fill.”
He said Kyari’s pivotal role in the administration will be sorely missed at these difficult times of a rampaging pandemic and a debilitating global economic crisis with no end in sight.
According to him, “Kyari was a vital link between the vision of your government and the actual drivers of that vision. His wealth of experience garnered across disciplines was a steadying prop throughout his tour of duty. His unusual calm and serene disposition especially during turbulent times marked him as a leader and a patriot.”
Ali added that, “As Muslims, we take solace in the Holy Qur’an 3:185 that “Every soul will taste death, and you will only be given your (full) compensation on the Day of Resurrection. So he who is drawn away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise has attained (his desire). And what is the life of this world except the enjoyment of delusion.”
“May Allah (SWT) grant the late Abba Kyari eternal rest and Aljannah Firddausi. May He also grant you and Kyari’s family the fortitude to bear this great loss.”