The National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prof. Tunde Adeniran has described the death of Mallam Abba Kyari on active national service as a devastating blow to all Nigerians and, undeniably, a huge personal loss to President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement issued to Weetalknaija Blog, Prof. Tunde Adeniran said, “It is indeed a national loss as it is a further depletion of our nation human resource assets, particularly at this critical time that we are confronted with a major crisis in our national life when his valuable services are most needed by the Presidency”.
The Statement Read Below :
18 April, 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR
President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria
Your Excellency, Mr. President:
SDP CONDOLENCE MESSAGE ON THE PASSING AWAY OF MALLAM ABBA
KYARI, THE CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE PRESIDENT
The shocking news of the loss of your dutiful and loyal Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari to the
ravaging Covid-19 pandemic came to us in the early hours of today, Saturday 18 April, 2020.
The death of Mallam Abba Kyari on active national service is a devastating blow to our dear
country and, undeniably, a huge personal loss to you. It is indeed a national loss as it is a further
depletion of our nation human resource assets, particularly at this critical time that we are
confronted with a major crisis in our national life when his valuable services are most needed by
The departed was not only a great Nigerian who, through his previous diverse beats of service
and, most importantly, the last one, made indelible marks on our national canvas.
He was indubitably a committed patriot who made great personal exertions for the good of Nigeria. He did his best for our country, particularly in the last five years that he served your Excellency very
dutifully and loyally as Chief of Staff.
While committing his soul to God to grant repose, we also
pray that your Excellency will find the essential fortitude to bear this great loss and that his
family and all the loved ones he left behind will be comforted.
It is also our prayer that God will help our nation to win this war that is being waged against all
humanity by an invisible common enemy.
May the merciful God also see us through this
disconcerting period of global health crisis which, no doubt, will in its aftermath, bring about
multidimensional social and economic global disorders requiring resolution through visionary
leadership, great initiatives and patriotic zeal. May the Almighty God continue to uphold, guide
and strengthen you.
Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of our high regards and the very best wishes.
Prof. Tunde Adeniran OFR.
Social Democratic Party (SDP)