Abba Kyari’s Exit, A Great Loss to Nigeria – Hon. Taiwo Oluga
The Chairperson, House Committee on Women in Parliament, Hon. Taiwo Oluga has described the sudden death of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari (OON) as a great loss to the nation, most especially this critical period that the country is fighting the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.
Ennygist gathered this today, 19th of April, 2020, during a phone conversation made across to her, where she stated that the news of the death is a shock to her, and up till this moment, she’s still dumbfounded.
Abba Kyari, born on 17 November 1938, was a Nigerian Army Brigadier who served as a Governor of the now defunct North-Central State, Nigeria after it was formed from the Northern Region during the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon.
As an army officer, Kyari had survived a mutiny by a battalion under his command in the aftermath of the July 1966 Nigerian counter-coup. He subsequently rose to command the Nigerian Army’s 1 Brigade and then the army’s artillery branch.
In July 1967, he was appointed governor of North-Central State under the military government of Yakubu Gowon. He held the position for seven years and implemented a masterplan for the development of the city of Kaduna. He cautiously welcomed the return to civilian rule.
Kyari later led the northern delegation of the 1994 National Constitutional Conference and chaired its National Defence Committee. After his retirement he was a director or chairman of several businesses in Nigeria.
Until his death, Abba Kyari was the Chief of Staff to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari.
Hon. Taiwo Oluga therefore prays for the family, his home town, State, and Nigeria as a whole, and most importantly, the number one citizen of the Country, for God’s fortitude to bear the loss.
Adieu Abba Kyari, we love you but God loves you the most.