…Says he was an asset to Nigeria
From Austine Tule, Makurdi
Tor Tiv, HRM Orcivirigh Prof James Ortese Iorzua Ayatse has described the late Chief of Staff to President Mohammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari as an astute administrator and well-bred Nigerian who contributed immensely to the development of the country and will be greatly missed.
The Tor Tiv who is also the Chairman, Benue State Council of Traditional Rulers pointed out that Abba Kyari was a gatekeeper who coordinated sensitive activities of government and ensured they remain in tandem with the policy thrust of the President Buhari led administration.
In a condolence message to the family of the late Chief of Staff, his family and the entire Nigerians, the Tiv monarch maintained that having his niche in the banking sector and the legal profession, Kyari remains an asset whose contribution to the country were enormous.
The Paramount Ruler added that having been a friend and confidant of the President for over forty two years, his demised will in no small measure devastate His Excellency , Mr President but urged him to take solace in the fact that the late Kyari lived a fulfilled life with indelible prints that will continue to linger for ages.
While joining other Nigerians in wishing the departed patriot a peaceful rest, the Tor Tiv is optimistic that the ideas which he stood for would be sustained for over all growth and development of the country.
He concluded that the Tiv nation and Benue State Council of Traditional Rulers was deeply saddened by the death of the country’s best brain but says God who is all knowing can never be questioned.