The Management and staff of New Nigerian Newspapers Ltd, have condoled with President Muhammadu Buhari over the death of his Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari, describing him as a patriotic nationalist, who deserves to be immortalized.
The pioneer news publishing outfit in Northern Nigeria, in a statement signed by its acting Managing Director, Alhaji Yusuf Musa Kontagora, in Kaduna on Thursday, appealed for the late Abba to be immortalised to enable generations unborn learn of his legacy.
“The Management and staff of the premier news publishing outfit in Northern Nigeria, New Nigerian Newspapers Ltd, is pained by the loss of a patriotic and resourceful Nigerian, Malam Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.
“His sudden demise resulting from the deadly Coronavirus is sad and a big loss, not just to his family and the presidency, but to the entire Nigeria.
“New Nigerian therefore, condoles President Muhammadu Buhari, his immediate family, government and people of Borno state and the entire country over the tragic occurrence. We appeal to all patriotic Nigerians to pray fervently for the repose of his soul as his death reaches seven days,” NNN appealed.
The company in a related development, congratulated Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state and his Bauchi state counterpart, Senator Bala Mohammed for defeating the deadly virus and testing negative.
New Nigerian advised Nigerians to obey health and security personnel on orders put in place to check the spread of Covid-19, which include lockdown, social distancing, hand washing, use of face masks and sanitizers.
The company commended the federal and state governments for efforts put in place so far in preventing spread of the virus.
“We however appeal that those saddled with the responsibility of distributing palliatives do same with all sense of responsibility, to ensure it gets to the most vulnerable in the society,” the company added.