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Mixed reactions trail the death of chief of staff to the president

Nigerians were informed of the death of the Chief of Staff to the president, Mallam Abba Kyari on Friday, April 17, 2020 as a result of the coronavirus disease he contracted during his official trip to Germany. 



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Nigerians were informed of the death of the Chief of Staff to the president, Mallam Abba Kyari on Friday, April 17, 2020, as a result of the coronavirus disease he contracted during his official trip to Germany. 

Following the announcement of his death, Nigerians have expressed some mixed reactions over his death which was confirmed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. 

While some Nigerians expressed grief and condolence over his death, others from their tweet post, tend to mock the former Chief of Staff over his death. 

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The Executive Secretary NEITI, Waziri Adio described Kyari as a deeply human, cerebral and loyal personality and not the wrong impression that was widely sold. 


The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mele Kyari, referred to him as a good man and asked God to forgive him. 

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The controversial Senator, Dino Melaye, who sounded philosophical, said that everyone should be prepared for this someday. 

The national publicity secretary of the opposition party, PDP. Kola Ologbondiyan, asked Allah to forgive him all his shortcomings. 

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Senator Shehu Sani in his reaction, said that the president has lost a trusted and very loyal friend who will be missed. 

Femi Fani-Kayode, who is one of the biggest critics of this government expressed sadness at the loss of a friend of 40 years. He described him as a good and honorable man. 

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, expressed grief over his death and asked Allah to comfort his family and forgive him his sins. 

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One of the presidential aides, Bashir Ahmed, in his reaction, described him as one of the most misunderstood people in the history of Nigeria. He described him as a good man who sacrificed his life for the country. 

A twitter user whose reaction was quite interesting said that he is saddened by the death of Abba Kyari. He said that until his encounter with him, he was one of the government officials he used to abuse the mostHe narrated the encounter and how they have been in contact until he contracted coronavirus. 


Another twitter user expressed his disappointment at the way some Nigerians are jubilating over the death of Abba Kyari. 


Some Nigerians seemed not bothered about his death but rather critical of his antics while in government. 

A human rights activist, Comrade Deji Adeyanju said that this should be a lesson to President Buhari as Nigerians will celebrate like some Nigerians are doing now if anything happens to him. 

A twitter user was sarcastic in his reaction to the death of kyari. He mentioned the names of individuals that he thought would be relieved that he is no more. 

 Meanwhile, available information suggests that his body has arrived Defence Guest House Maitama, Abuja, as his burial is on-going in today.

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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Lagos State seeks investors in aquatic and livestock agriculture value chain

The Commissioner revealed that the scheme was in line with the State’s five-year strategic agriculture roadmap.



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The Lagos State Government announced it is seeking private sector collaboration for Agriculture sector value chain development in livestock feed mills, fisheries and red meat.

This was disclosed by the State Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, in a statement on Sunday in Lagos.

The Commissioner revealed that the scheme was in line with the State’s five-year strategic agriculture roadmap, as the State identified the 3 main sectors for value chain disruption.

She also added that investment in the sectors would also develop jobs for the industry and boost the State’s GDP growth, through Private Sector collaboration as Lagos residents consume over N5 trillion worth of food annually.

“The objective is to stimulate and encourage more public-private partnerships in the three value chains,” she said.

“When you consider this pool of transactions happening in Lagos, it shows that we are the market. For instance, we demand over 400,000 metric tons of fish on an annual basis.

“But our fishermen and our aquaculture farmers are only able to produce just about 174,000 metric tons with deficit of 200,000 metric tons,” she added.

She also disclosed that the state has 9,000 artisanal fishermen, and bringing more youths into the space will increase the level of fish and seafood being harnessed from our water bodies. Looking at the transactional value on an annual basis, the fisheries sector is worth well over N120billion according to her.

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In case you missed it: Nigeria exported agricultural products worth N321.5 billion in 2020, representing a 19.16% increase when compared to N269.8 billion recorded in 2019 and a 6.27% increase compared to N302.28 billion recorded in 2018.

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#DigitalSkillsTraining: FG announces conclusion of selection process

Only successful applicants that are contacted by the Ministry are to report at the training venue.



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The Federal Government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports disclosed that the selection process for the upcoming Digital Skills Training has been concluded for the #DigitalSkillsTraining from April 11th to 30th, 2021.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Ministry of Youth and Sport on Sunday evening.

“The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development wishes to inform the general public and all Nigerian Youths that the selection process has been concluded for successful applicants for the #DigitalSkillsTraining scheduled for April 11 to 30, 2021,” the statement said.

The Ministry added that only successful applicants that were contacted by the Ministry are to report at the training venue. Those who were not successful but arrive at the training would not be admitted.

Upcoming #DigitalSkillsTraining Programmes of the Ministry will be widely publicized on , on : and on the Ministry’s social media handles,” the statement added.

What you should know 

Recall that Nairametrics reported in November 2020, that the Ministry of Youths and Sports Development announced it will scale up its digital skills training to cover 500,000 youths across the country after securing funding under the COVID-19 stimulus budget.

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