Kyari’s demise, a big loss to fill – Ex-Minister Gbagi

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A former Minister of State for Education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, has described the death of the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari as a big loss to Nigeria and the administration.

Gbagi stated this is a statement signed personally on Monday to commiserate with President Buhari, the Abba Kyari family and members of the Federal Executive Council.

He noted that Kyari leveraged on his vast experience in service to the country and humanity.

“The death of Mallam Abba Kyari came as a shock not only to me, but everyone who knew this fine gentleman as one with firm character.

“His passing at a time like this has dealt a severe blow to the nation and the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“He was a key player within the administration who was renowned for his unwavering commitment to the Nigerian project.

“Kyari was indeed a man of solid principles who demonstrated same by his staunch loyalty to the President and his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC).

“He has left behind a vacuum that would be difficult to fill. I pray that Allah will comfort his family and grant his Soul Aljannah Firdaus,” Gbagi said.

The late presidential aide lost the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic at a private medical facility in Lagos on Friday.