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Kyari “crucial gatekeeper” on access to presidency, says Buhari

In a 15-post Twitter thread, President Muhammadu paid tribute to his late chief of staff Abba Kyari, calling him a “crucial gatekeeper” who kept balance…

In a 15-post Twitter thread, President Muhammadu paid tribute to his late chief of staff Abba Kyari, calling him a “crucial gatekeeper” who kept balance on access anyone to the presidency.

“Working, without fail, seven days each and every week, he acted forcefully as a crucial gatekeeper to the presidency, ensuring no one – whether minister or governor had access beyond another – and that all those representing and serving our country were treated equally,” Buhari wrote in his tribute to late Kyari.

“He made clear in his person and his practice, always, that every Nigerian – regardless of faith, family, fortune or frailty – was heard and treated respectfully and the same.

“Mallam Abba Kyari was the very best of us. He was made of the stuff that makes Nigeria great. Rest In Peace, my dearest friend.”

The president also spoke about notions that his late of chief of staff was secretive “because he did not have a high public profile.”

“But Abba was the opposite: he simply had no need, nor did he seek, the cheap gratification of the crowd; for him, there was nothing to be found in popular adulation. He secured instead satisfaction and his reward solely and only from the improvement of the governance of this great country,” he countered.

Kyari died on Friday in Lagos and has since been buried at Gudu Cemetery in Abuja.

Read the full thread of Buhari’s tweet.