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Obasanjo Condoles With Buhari On Kyari’s Death, Says All Hands Must Be On Deck To Defeat COVID-19



Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo said the death of the Chief of staff, Abba Kyari is a solemn reminder that all hands must be on deck for the country to defeat the deadly coronavirus.

In a condolence letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari over the death of Kyari, Obasanjo said the president should take solace in the fact that he (Kyari) ‘died in harness, in the service of his country’.

The former president’s letter reads: “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, consolidated and comprehensively to be able to fight it successfully and to get all Nigerians back to good health and healthy economy.”

Kyari died of COVID-19 on Friday and has since been buried at Gudu cemetery after funeral prayers at his residence in Abuja.

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