The death of Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to the President, has continued to attract reactions from the high and mighty in the country.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, and Senate President Ahmad Lawan have expressed sadness at the demise of the president’s right-hand man.
Taking to Twitter, they condoled with the deceased’s family, President Muhammadu Buhari and people of Nigeria on the loss of Kyari.
In a message he personally signed, Jonathan wrote, “I condole with H.E @MBuhari, the Kyari family & all sympathisers on the demise of Mallam Abba Kyari who until his death was the Chief of Staff to the President of Nigeria.
“May Allah grant him Al Jannah Firdaus & strengthen his family & friends during this moment of grief.”
Atiku wrote, “Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un (Verily we belong to Allah, and verily to Him do we return). I am saddened by the death of Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari. May Allah SWT comfort his family, forgive his sins and grant him AlJannah Firdaus. Ameen.”
Lawan wrote, “Inna Lillahi wa Inna Ilaihi Raji’un! Death is inevitable, it only comes at our individually appointed time. May Allah forgive the shortcomings of late Mallam Abba Kyari and grant him speedy passage to Aljannatu Firdausi.”
The presidency had announced that the CoS died on Friday, April 17.