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Abba Kyari was a loyal friend of 42 years… Buhari pays tribute to late Chief of Staff

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his late Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, who died on Friday was his loyal friend and compatriot for 42 years.

In a tribute on Saturday, the President said Kyari was in his 20s when he first met him.

He wrote, “Mallam Abba Kyari, who died on April 17, 2020, at the age of 67 from complications caused by the coronavirus, was a true Nigerian patriot.

“My loyal friend and compatriot for the last 42 years – and latterly my Chief-of-Staff – he never wavered in his commitment to the betterment of every one of us.”

The President, who condoled with the family of the deceased, described the late Kyari as one of the best Nigerians.

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He said his late aide was an intelligent man who ensured the Presidency functioned efficiently.

President Buhari added, “Mallam Abba Kyari was the very best of us. He was made of the stuff that makes Nigeria great. Rest in Peace, my dearest friend.”

Kyari died from coronavirus complications, the highest-profile person to succumb to the virus in the country.

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