Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure
Ondo State governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has said that the late Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari died for the nation, describing him as a man of many potentials whose exit will be sorely missed by many.
Governor Akeredolu, in a statement he personally signed, expressed shock even as he prayed God for the repose of the soul of the departed public servant.
The statement reads: “The frailty of life carries with it the deeper deception of an innocuous state, creating paths peculiar to individuals in life. Along such paths are attractions out of which we make our choices.
“For Mallam Abba Kyari, a quintessential public servant whose trajectory of life moulded him for inexorable service to his fatherland, his choice of life was that of a pool of unhyped potentials.
“For him, he had played his own part of the endless life orchestra; he has departed, in fulfilment of mankind’s inescapable debt, like other mortals.
“Truly, Abba Kyari’s urbane character may not have been seen by all; but to those who had reasons to know and work closely with him, he represented dynamism, strong character and compassion.
“He was a dependable and dispassionate liaison, full of life with an energetic work engine that never stopped pulsating. Kyari died working for Nigeria, no doubt. He will be sorely missed by many.
“I commiserate with the Nation, our Leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, the immediate family as well as friends and associates of the departed compatriot over this shocking development. May God grant us all the strength to bear this loss,” Akeredolu added.