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Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has personally called President Muhammadu Buhari to condole him over the death of his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.

El-Rufai is currently being treated for Coronavirus at an isolation centre.

A statement signed by the Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe on Saturday, said that El-Rufa’i conveyed his condolence on behalf of the government and people of the State.

‘’The death of Malam Abba Kyari is a sad moment, a painful manifestation of the huge toll COVID-19 is taking on lives and livelihoods.

“May Allah grant him peaceful repose. Our thoughts at this moment are with his family.

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“Kaduna State Government prays that the President, members of the Federal Executive Council and Malam Abba Kyari’s family be blessed with fortitude during this sad moment.

“Amidst the pain of this moment, we are reminded of the critical and urgent task of safeguarding the lives of citizens through rigorous enforcement of preventive measures to reduce the terrible toll of COVID-19.’’ the statement said.