Kyari’s Death: OPEC Scribe Commiserate with President Buhari, Nigeria

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OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo on Saturday condoled with President Muhammadu Buhari, and the people of Nigeria on the death of the President’s Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari.

Barkindo who described Kyari’s passing as a tragic death said Nigeria had lost an outstanding public servant par excellence adding that Nigerians would feel his loss, he stated in his condolence letter to President Buhari.

The OPEC scribe, however, noted that Kyari’s death was another reminder of how COVID-19 had cast a terrible shadow over all of humanity.

“It is with profound shock and sadness that I learnt of the tragic passing of Mallam Abba Kyari.  May his gentle soul rest in eternal peace.  We have lost an outstanding public servant par excellence and all Nigerians will feel his loss.

“On behalf of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), I would like to offer our sincere condolences to you, Mr President, his family, and the entire people of our great country, Nigeria.

“May Almighty Allah give you, Mr President and the people of our great country, Nigeria, the fortitude to bear this rude shock. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this tragic time.

Mallam Abba’s passing is another reminder of how COVID-19 has cast a terrible shadow over all of humanity,’ Barkindo said.

Extolling late Kyari’s leadership virtue, Barkindo said, “Mallam Abba was a gallant public servant, fiercely loyal to the common good. While this is of course a time of profound sorrow, we also take succor from his exemplary life, his courage, his dedication to duty and love of country.

“At this dreadful hour, we give thanks for your strong leadership and look to the timeless principles of cooperation and fraternity among all nations and peoples of the world to guide us through the darkest period in living memory.”

Peace Obi


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