…condoles with Buhari, his family
By Appolos Christian
Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), has in a condolence message to President Mohammadu Buhari, said that the death of the late Chief of Staff, Mallam Ababa Kyari, should be an obvious reason for those who still doubt the reality of COVID-19 to have a rethink, and thus adhere to government ‘s directives that amid at stopping the spread of the virus.
NULGE, in a condolence letter signed by its President, Comrade Ibraheem Khaleel (Mni), said; “We are deeply saddened by the news of the demise of the Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abba Kyari, who lost the fight against COVID-19 disease. We recognise his high level of commitment, selflessness and sacrifices to the nation. His loyalty to your administration, and the country is no doubt enviable.
“His death should rather be an avenue for those who still do not believe in the COVID-19 realities or who still considers this a hoax, to have a rethink and do all humanly possible to curb the spread of the raging virus in the country.
“Together, through social distancing, handwashing and other World Health Organisation (WHO) stipulated guidelines, we can wage and win the war against the pandemic.
“Late Kyari is a legend, worthy of emulation, trustworthy and loyal to the core. We pray that the Lord grant him eternal rest and give you and his family the fortitude to bear the loss. Among many, one other thing you can’t take away from Kyari is that he was a friend of the grassroots, and a democrat who believe in the existence of Local Governments as the third tier of government.
“His contributions and commitment to NULGE’s struggle on Local Government Autonomy were legendary. With his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari, he openly canvassed and gave reasons why Local Government should be free. It was on record that he worked tirelessly to ensure that the Presidency supported and approved Local Government Autonomy, which was announced by President Buhari.”