In a letter of condolence dated April 21, 2020 to President Muhammadu Buhari, the revered world religious leader said he recognised that “the Chief of Staff is a role on which one depends more than almost any other.”
The Archbishop of Canterbury stressed that occupants of that strategic position “need to be trusted…and willing to have your interests most closely at heart.”
“The fact that you entrusted Abba Kyari with your messages to me and to others demonstrates the faith you have in him.
“I am sure that his death is a significant blow to you personally, as well as to your government, ”
“This letter therefore brings my condolence at the loss of a man who struck me as remarkably intelligent and thoughtful,” he noted.
He also extended his commiserations to Mallam Kyari’s family.
The pioneer Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Chief (Ambassador) Albert Korubo Horsfall, also sympathized with President Buhari on the loss of Kyari.
The Oil and Gas Trainers’ Association of Nigeria (OGTAN) in another condolence letter signed by its President, Dr Mayowa Afe to President Buhari, described Mallam Kyari as “a trusted friend, dependable ally and a man of uncommon loyalty.”
OGTAN acknowledged Kyari’s contributions towards strengthening the “economy and the Oil and Gas Industry.”