Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has described the death of Malam Abba Kyari, the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, as a huge loss to Nigeria.
Dare, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, John Joshua-Akanji on Saturday in Abuja described the deceased as a very passionate, patriotic and committed personality whose loyalty to the President was unparalleled.
“The death of Malam Abba Kyari is not only a huge loss to Nigeria, his family, Mr President and this administration, but to those of us that were close to him.
“He was hardworking, trustworthy and passionate about the unity, development and progress of Nigeria.
“He was a great unifier, manager of men and resources. He was a stabilizing factor of this government,”
The minister also described the late Chief of Staff as a professional administrator that was misunderstood.
“He was sometimes misunderstood, but he was not just a very great administrator, he was deeply compassionate.
“His death is a huge loss and he would be sorely missed. May his soul rest in peace,”
Kyari, who died on Friday, was buried in Abuja on Saturday morning according to Islamic rites.
Source: News update