*Chief John Nnia Nwodo, President General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide
The pan-Igbo organisation Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has sent a condolence letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over the passing on of his Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari who died at the weekend in Lagos. The Chief of Staff was also buried in Abuja on Saturday. But ahead of his body’s arrival to Abuja for burial, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, the President-General of the organization issued a statement, which is published below:
It is with shock that I learnt of demise of the Chief of Staff to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alhaji Abba Kyari, as a result of the deadly Coronavirus. On behalf of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, I commiserate with President Mohammed Buhari and the good people of the country on this unfortunate development.
By the death of Alhaji Abba Kyari, all Nigerians should now understand that nobody, both high and low, is exempt from this ravaging pandemic and should observe strictly all precautionary measures put in place, especially social distancing. This exhortation becomes more imperative because from reports, the virus is said not to be a city case alone anymore, but has crept into communities, making it more ominous and dangerous.
May God save Nigeria.
Chief John Nnia Nwodo, President General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.