The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has mourned with President Muhammadu Buhari on the death of his Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari.
Ngige recently revealed that Buhari definitely lost a very close confidant and trusted aide to the coronavirus.
According to him, words might not suffice to express the loss that he felt when he heard the news because Nigeria lost a very highly skilled and exposed manager of human and material resources.
He added that Kyari was a very highly educated and knowledgeable person who will be terribly missed.
His words, “At our future Federal Executive Council, FEC, meetings, the highly critical and beneficial contributions of the late Chief of Staff, Malam Kyari on fiscal and monetary issues, implementation of government policies and programmes, will be greatly missed.
“He was a very highly educated and knowledgeable person, having garnered a lot of experience in the public and private sector as a very highly skilled and exposed manager of human and material resources.
“Hearing about the death of the Chief of Staff deeply saddened me. He was a patriotic and selfless Nigerian that devoted all his energy, experience and potentials to the service of our great nation, Nigeria.
“Malam Abba Kyari will be terribly missed. I am deeply pained. We lost an astute and quintessential politician/administrator, who exhibited unwavering commitment to the growth, development and progress of our dear country.
“My thoughts and prayers are with Mr President, late Abba Kyari’s immediate family, Mamman Daura, the Kyari clan in Bama, and the government and people of Borno State.