The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has described the death of the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari, as great loss to both the presidency and the nation at large
In a statement issued by their Chairman and Executive Governor of Kebbi state, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, the governors elected under the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform called on Nigeria to use the late Chief of Staff’s death to declare a united action against the dreaded COVID 19 pandemic, which the presidential aide could not survive, having tested positive to the virus in early March
“We received the death of Mallam Abba Kyari with heavy heart and gratitude to Allah (SWT) for a life well blessed. We, the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), join the family, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR and the nation to pray for the repose of the soul of our dear and beloved Mallam Abba Kyari. His death is a loss to the nation and the Nigerian progressive community.
“We pray to God Almighty to grant the family the fortitude to bear this heavy loss. May Allah reward all the good work of Mallam Abba, forgive his limitations and bless what he left behind.
“The death of Mallam Abba is a further call on all Nigerians to be united in the fight against the spread of Covid-19.
“As Progressive Governors, we, on this sad day, hereby re-affirm our unconditional support to the laudable initiatives of the President Buhari-led
“We call on all Nigerians, irrespective of our political, religious, ethnic, social status or any other differences, to support the Federal Government in the
fight against this deadly virus.We also call on all Nigerians to observe all the social distancing measures and stay safe as we salute all our frontline medical personnel under the leadership of our Federal Ministry of Health and National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
“May God continue to guide our country and the world to succeed to bring to an immediate end this world pandemic.”