Kyari: “Nigeria has lost a worthy civil servant” – Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo praised the Nigerian President’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari, who died on Friday after contracting the novel coronavirus.
Kyari, who was 70 years old and suffered from underlying health conditions including diabetes, was the main official adviser to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, 77, and one of the most powerful men in the country.
President Akufo-Addo said in a tweet that Kyari will be missed by all of us who were privileged to know him.
He posted: “I send my sincere condolences to @MBuhari on the passing of Abba Kyari, his chief of staff and trusted assistant.
âThe Nigerian people have lost a courteous and dignified public official, and all of us who have had the privilege of knowing him will be missed. May his soul rest in perfect peace â.
According to the Nigerian Center for Disease Control, Kyari’s death was the largest death from the disease in the West African country, which has 493 confirmed cases and 17 deaths.
Kyari acted as Buhari’s guardian. He traveled to Germany in early March with a delegation of other Nigerian officials for meetings with Siemens AG. He attended meetings with senior government officials upon his return to Nigeria.