BY:VITALIS UGOH, Calabar
Cross River State governor, Sir Ben Ayade has expressed profound shock and sadness over the death of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari.
The governor said he was utterly depressed by the sad news.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Christian Ita, governor Ayade described Kyari’s departure “as a great loss to the nation”.
“We have lost a great statesman, a consummate professional and an exceptionally brilliant mind. Our nation has lost one of its best.”
According to Ayade, “Abba Kyari was a patriotic statesman, who was diligent and meticulous; uncommonly accommodating, a great listener who was ever receptive to anyone who came across him.
“My heart and prayers are with the family at this very difficult moment. I pray for the repose of Mallam Kyari’s soul.”