President Muhammadu Buhari has received more commiserations on the death of his Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari, who died of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on April 17.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.
In a letter of condolence to the president, the Chief Executive Officer, First Bank, Dr Adesola Adeduntan, described the demise of Kyari as ”a colossal loss to the nation as a whole”.
He noted that the deceased was a man of many illustrious parts, including accomplished lawyer, editor, banker, technocrat and statesman who contributed immeasurably to national development.
”Your Excellency, we sympathize with you and his entire family. This, certainly, is a trying time for you, his family, friends, associates and staff; we urge you to be unwavering and sustain his lofty contributions to nation building,” he said.
In a similar message, the Managing Director/Chief Executive, Total, Mike Sangster, wrote: ”His great contributions to the development of Nigeria under your administration shall be remembered.”
Adesina revealed that the president also received letters of condolence from Shehu Mai-Borno, Acting Group Managing Director, New Nigeria Development Company Limited, where the late Kyari was once a staff, and the National Chairman, Nigeria For Democracy Party, Dr Asukwo Mendie Archibong.
In his condolence message, Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, a former Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory, said the deceased “meant well for our nation and worked passionately to discharge his duties”.