Since the announcement of the death of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, a cross-section of Nigerians have taken to social media to express their condolences to the president and the family of the deceased.
Born in November 1938, the renowned politician died of complications from the coronavirus at a Lagos hospital on Friday, April 17. Sources say he had underlying health issues including diabetes.
Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, who confirmed the news in a tweet said “Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, passes on. May God rest his soul. Amen. Funeral arrangements to be announced soon.”
This announcement has however been met with mixed reactions. While some Nigerians expressed genuine concerns about what caused the death of the politician, many were more jovial with their response to the news.
Find some comment on social media below
OMO-AGEGE MOURNS ABBA KYARI— Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (@OvieOmoAgege) April 18, 2020
Death has dealt Nigeria a very rude shock with the passing of Chief of Staff to @MBuhari, Mallam Abba-Kyari & Nigerians must pray for President Muhammadu Buhari for divine help in charting the way forward, the Deputy President of the Senate has said. pic.twitter.com/Zvx3PYkXn1
This music is dedicated to Mallam Alhaji Abba Kyari former chief of staff to Nigeria president Buhari. R.I.P …. ieces 😭 pic.twitter.com/pXcmnYynO3— 💥👑 Obaino jay 👑💥 (@obaino_jay) April 18, 2020
Abba Kyari was the chief of staff, he was the active vice president, the minister of power and also relieving Aisha Buhari of her job as the First lady of Nigeria— Big Uncle 🇳🇬 (@Usmanashafe) April 18, 2020
I've never seen anyone that loves this country the way he did
A GOOD PATRIOT GONE TOO SOON 😢😭 pic.twitter.com/I2LNwkGGU2
This was the grave of Abba Kyari who died of Coronavirus.— MUHAMMAD ONYANGO ® (@Moha001_Onyango) April 18, 2020
He was :
1. President Muhammadu Buhari's Chief of Staff.
2. Former CEO of UBA Bank, Nigeria
3. Former MD of Unilever Nigeria
4. Former Board member of ExxonMobil. pic.twitter.com/RiLAsBq8tQ
Now i foresee where Nigeria Federal Government will budget billions of naira for the Funeral of the chief of staff to president, Abba kyari…. Yet, relief material wasn't given to poor masses during this lockdown— Fabbyjnr🇳🇬(MANUTD) (@UzoegboF) April 18, 2020
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No body loved Abba kyria but I wonder what and seeing today— Emmah Abasi Ita official (@ItaEmmah) April 18, 2020
All type of title people are giving to him in the grave,, Rip in peace chief of staff federal republic of Nigeria@NGRPresident @AkinwunmiAmbode @GEJonathan @femigbaja @realFFK
Imagine the chief of staff to the presidoo will get a befitting burial while his oga did not 😁😁 Wlc to the zoo where wonders is happening,the small animals don't have the guts to ask questions,God has given us a sign already #Nigeria Free #Biafra @MaziNnamdiKanu @OziomachukwuO— Dcollinsino (@Jamesco42940512) April 18, 2020
It is sad that the Chief of Staff to Nigeria President @MBuhari, succumb to the Coronavirus. This should serve as a wake-up call to our leaders to equip and renovate all teaching hospitals and Federal Medical Centres to meet the World Class standard. #adekkatv #mls4covid19 https://t.co/jgr79nbSvU— Bolarinwa Kabir (@Adekka25) April 18, 2020
Kobe Bryant who doesn't have any ties to Nigeria died and almost everyone on Twitter Nigeria felt some genuine sense of sadness— Adam Warlock 🎩 (@ToluSpinnn) April 18, 2020
But the chief of staff to the president of Nigeria is dead and a lot of Nigerians don't give a shit
In short, be a proper human when you're alive.
When China was sharing corona virus & refused sending it to Nigeria,what did you do about it ? Was it not Abba Kyari that travelled to Germany to fight for our own share of the virus ? Please appreciate your former chief of staff.— London used boyfriend (@london_used) April 18, 2020
Abba Kyari, President Buhari’s Chief of Staff is dead. He died from the Corona Virus.— Ìfẹ́ (@diaryofa9jagirl) April 18, 2020
This man had access to the best medical care and facilities Nigeria could offer and still died.
The masses don’t have these privileges. Let’s save ourselves and others by staying at home.
Let him that lives in glass house desist from throwing stones.— #RevolutionNow (@RevolutionNowNg) April 18, 2020
The misleaders of Nigeria have begun to get trapped by their own chains of corruption.
Rest in peace Abba Kyari
President Buhari Chief of Staff#RevolutionNow