The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has urged Nigerians to pray for Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Buhari and the governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai. It will be recalled that Abba Kyari reportedly tested positive to the novel coronavirus two days ago while Mallam El-Rufai announced his status yesterday evening.
The appeal was contained in a statement distributed to the media on Sunday, 29th March 2020 by Professor Ishaq Akintola, director of the human rights organization.
MURIC said, “Both Abba Kyari and Governor Nasir El-Rufai deserve prayers from Nigerians. They are both tested and trusted. Both of them are the embodiments of loyalty, trust, dedication and service to humanity. Abba Kyari has served Nigeria with all his strength. He proved a most loyal and dedicated aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, particularly during the latter’s prolonged illness. El-Rufai has exhibited exemplary leadership, uncommon courage and immense love for the citizens of Kaduna State.
“We call on Nigerians to pray for their quick recovery. Let us remember them in our supplications every hour of the day. To the duo of Abba Kyari and El-Rufai, we say, ‘Though you are in isolation we are with you in spirit. You are not alone. The good people of Kaduna and Nigerians, in general, are with you. We are confident that Almighty Allah, the great healer, will heal you and you will emerge from isolation to continue your good work.”
Professor Ishaq Akintola,
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)