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Abba Kyari’s last letter to President Buhari

The death of Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, came to Nigerians as quite a rude shock. It’s been one of mixed feelings for Nigerians.

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Abba Kyari’s last letter to President Buhari

The announcement of the death of Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, came to Nigerians as quite a rude shock. It’s been one of the mixed feelings for the majority of Nigerians.

As was earlier reported, Abba Kyari, tested positive to the coronavirus disease upon his return from an official trip to Germany, which is one of the high-risk countries for the disease.

While breaking his silence after days of his contraction of the disease, Kyari, in a letter to the President, which was seen by Nairametrics, admitted to testing positive to the disease but said that as a precautionary measure, he will be going to Lagos for further tests and observation.

He said that he was going to make his own arrangement so as not to overburden the public health system which is already stretched. He advised Nigerians not to listen to fake news as President Buhari will do whatever is necessary to protect the health and safety of Nigerians.

(READ MORE: COVID-19 is exacerbating the problem of educational inequity in Nigeria)

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Please find below the full text of the letter by Abba Kyari

Abba Kyari’s last letter to President Buhari

Health status of Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari

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29 March, Abuja

I am writing to let you know that on medical advice, I will transfer to Lagos later today for additional tests and observation. This is a precautionary measure: I feel well, but last week, I tested positive for coronavirus, the pandemic that is sweeping the world. I have followed all the protocols government has announced to self-isolate and quarantine.

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I have made my own care arrangements to avoid further burdening the public health system, which faces so many pressures. Like many others that will test also positive, I have not experienced high fever or other symptoms associated with this new virus and have been working from home. I hope to be back at my desk very soon. I have a team of young, professional, knowledgeable and patriotic colleagues, whose dedication has been beyond the call of duty, who continue to work seven days a week, with no time of the day spared. We will continue to serve the President and people of Nigeria, as we have for the past five years.

I want to thank all our fantastic, talented and brave healthcare professionals, working across the country in such a difficult time; all the good Samaritans looking out for the most vulnerable in our communities; the key workers that will keep our country going through this; friends and family and often strangers, who have sent me such warm wishes and displayed such a generosity of spirit.

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We should be calm, measured and diligent – be meticulous in your hygiene, especially with cleaning hands, if possible stay at home or keep your distance. Listen to good advice from the proper authorities: pay no heed to quack cures or fake news from social media. President Buhari will do whatever it takes to protect the health and safety of our people and get the country back on its feet as soon as possible.

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READ MORE: Bauchi state Governor tests positive to coronavirus

Like the whole world, we are dealing with a new disease. Our experts are learning more all the time about coronavirus, what it does and how we can combat it. What we do know is that while some may become very sick, many others who contract the virus will not, and may have no symptoms at all. This is a disease that recognises no difference between north and south, men or women, rich or poor. We are all in this together.

Sincerely

Abba Kyari

Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari

 

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Chike Olisah is a graduate of accountancy with over 15 years working experience in the financial service sector. He has worked in research and marketing departments of three top commercial banks. Chike is a senior member of the Nairametrics Editorial Team. You may contact him via his email- [email protected]

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  1. Umaru

    May 23, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    Does the letter you have published look like a letter to the President?

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BREAKING: Channels TV, LTV allegedly attacked, shut down

Channels Television and Lagos State Television (LTV) have been reportedly shut down.

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Channels Television and Lagos State Television (LTV) have been reportedly shut down by unknown persons.

According to a staff of Channels TV, who prefered to remain unnamed, the Management moved them to a safe location within the premises, when hoodlums kept banging the gate in a frantic attempt to gain access to the premises.

As of the time of this report, the attempt has been unsuccessful.

In the case of LTV, operations were shut down after hoodlums attacked the station on Wednesday.

Members of staff of LTV said they have been asked to vacate the premises of the station, located at Alausa Lagos.

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At present, the station has gone off the air.

An Editor in the station, who pleaded to be kept anonymous, disclosed that the station was attacked by hoodlums around 9 am today.

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#EndSARS: Access Bank debunks aiding military onslaught against Lekki protesters

Access Bank has dismissed rumours on social media suggesting it aided military onslaught against protesters.

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Access Bank , #EndSARS: Access Bank Debunks aiding military onslaught against Lekki protesters

Access Bank Nigeria Plc has vehemently debunked rumour making the rounds that it aided the military onslaught against peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki, by allowing military snippers access its head office tower for operations. 

Backstory: Recall that Nairametrics had earlier reported on how soldiers allegedly fired gunshots to disperse #EndSARS protesters in Lekki yesterday.

In view of this development, there have been public outcries and ensuing allegations, one of which is that Access Bank Nigeria Plc aided the military onslaught.

What they are saying

In response to the allegations, the bank first reacted to the development by expressing condolence. A verified tweet by the bank read thus: “We are deeply saddened to hear about the unfortunate loss of innocent lives yesterday at the Lekki Toll. We pray that the souls of the innocent rest in peace”.

(READ MORE: Soldiers fire gunshots to disperse #EndSARS protesters.)

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In addition, the bank stated: “We wish to address the statement by Arise TV alleging that Military Snipers were allowed access to our Head Office Tower for operations at the Lekki Toll Gate area. This is absolutely untrue. The video shared on Arise TV featured an employee of the bank conducting routine maintenance at the Tower location. It is unfortunate that this was reported as a sniper without any proof. As a corporate citizen with the purpose of impacting lives positively, we will never endanger the lives of Nigerians.” 

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Just in: UK High Commission shuts down visa centres in Nigeria due to #EndSARS protests

The UK High Commission in Nigeria has announced the shutdown of its VISA application centers in Nigeria.

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Just in: UK High Commission shuts down visa centres in Nigeria due to #EndSARS protests

The United Kingdom High Commission in Nigeria on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, announced the shutdown of its VISA application centers in Nigeria for the next 48 hours, with effect from today (Wednesday), due to the ongoing #EndSARS protests in the country.

This comes barely a day after the US shut down its Lagos consulate, following the outbreak of violence from the #EndSARS protests in major parts of the country including Lagos State and the FCT.

The disclosure was contained in a statement issued by the UK High Commission in Nigeria on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

The High Commission in a brief statement, also asked applicants with appointments for Wednesday and Thursday, to reschedule their appointments from Monday, October 26th.

Due to the ongoing protest in Nigeria and for the safety of both staff and applicants, our Nigeria centres will be closed for 48 hours at a minimum. For applicants with booked appointments within this period, please you will need to reschedule your appointment for next week, from 26th October 2020.

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“We will continue to post regular updates on this page, so please keep checking back for the latest information on reopening. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.”

(READ MORE:#EndSARS: Nigerian Army set to commence Exercise Crocodile Smile VI)

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