Former Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Chief Sarafa Tunji Isola has commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari on the death of his Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari, asking him to thank Almighty Allah for the eventful and fulfilled life of the deceased.
In his condolence letter , the former Minister who is also the Baba Adinni, Ogun State and Baba Adinni, Yorubaland, Edo & Delta States told President Buhari that “In the past five years, Malam Abba Kyari has placed his enviable experiences in both the public and private sectors at the services of Your Excellency, the Nation, and the entire humanity.”
He added that “Above all, he was a shining ambassador of the Muslim Ummah in both his public and private lives. It is an irony of circumstances that he died of corona virus infection which he contacted while on national service abroad. This definitely makes him a martyr of our national cause. We beseech the Almighty Allah to forgive all his transgressions and grant him Aljanat Firdauz.”
Chief Sarafa Tunji Isola thereafter said that “ Judged by his personal relationship of over 40years with Your Excellency, his rare commitment and loyalty to your presidency in particular and the Nation in general, there is no gain-saying that his death at this critical point in time will be devastating to you. May Allah (SWT) adequately console you, his family, the Muslim Ummah and the Nation in general for his sudden departure from this planet. As Muslims, one of the cardinal points of our faith at a time like this is the reality that “We all came from Allah and to Him shall we all return”. We are further admonished to thank Allah in all circumstances. We must therefore thank the Almighty Allah for his eventful and fulfilled life.”