Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has sympathised with President Mohammadu Buhari over the death of his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abba Kyari.
Obasanjo in a condolence letter, dated Saturday, April 18, to President Buhari and made available to journalists by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Kehinde Akinyemi, described Kyari’s death as painful, adding that Kyari died in service to his nation.
Obasanjo in the four-paragraph letter said, “I received the news of the demise of Alhaji Abba Kyari, your Chief of Staff, over Friday night, with great sadness, as he lost the battle against the dreadful killer disease, COVID-19.”
“Abba Kyari’s death must be painful to you and to his family and friends, but you can all take solace in the fact that he died in harness, in the service of his country.”
“His death must be a solemn reminder to all of us that COVID-19 requires all hands on deck soberly, cooperatively, humanly, humanely, justly, equitably, fairly, consolidatedly and comprehensively to be able to fight it successfully and to get all Nigerians back to good health and healthy economy.”
“God will give you and Abba Kyari’s family and friends the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss”, the letter concluded.