President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Alhaji Mamman Daura has ultimately broken his silence on the dying of Mallam Abba Kyari, the late Chief of Staff to the President.
Daura, a former Editor of the defunct New Nigerian Newspaper in his tribute made accessible to News Agency of Nigeria, NAN on Friday, described Kyari as a man of unusual attributes who was once blessed with mountainous gifts.
“Kyari was once blessed with extraordinary attributes of intelligence, diligence, challenging work, loyalty to friends and valuable causes.
One ought to exhaust superlatives to do him full justice. I take note when I employed him as a Reporter in the New Nigerian, I was once amazed when he accepted the solely job handy which was once a Proof Reader.
“He used to be a man who continuously strives to enhance himself and he used to be fortified for success as Chief of Staff through the rigors of a Cambridge education and different experiences in Banking, industry, funding and journalism. He set himself the assignment of defining the role, features and popularity of the Chief of Staff. He began via consulting preceding incumbents of the role he may want to attain as a way of teaching himself of the challenges in advance of him. I firmly accept as true with that all future Chiefs of Staff would be judged with the aid of the benchmark of Kyari.
“Kyari used to be an exacting taskmaster and his group of workers have been relieved if he traveled backyard the country, however they valued, respected, and even favored him. He was once at odds with many senior participants of the authorities on financial insurance policies due to the fact he tended to seem to be inward for options and was once now not an ideologue. He was once closely influenced by means of two Nobel Laureates, the extremely good West Indian Economist, Professor Arthur Lewis and the eminent Indian Professor Amartya Sen, the latter he regularly referred to as to trade views.
“Despite preserving association views, his recommendation to the President used to be dispassionate, even-handed and did no longer cover disagreeable facts, in the satisfactory traditions of public service. In factor of intellect, he stood above all Ministers and Special Advisers in this government. But personally, he used to be modest, ever inclined to learn, ever inclined to assist others. He was once a man who lived a pretty easy existence and would habitually put on his footwear to the floor before shopping for a new pair. For us, he will constantly be remembered with unhappiness in our hearts and tears in our eyes.”