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Kyari Played Role In Return Of $300m Abacha Loot, Says US Govt In Condolence Message

Chief of Workers to the President, Mr Abba Kyari, attends the Federal Government Council assembly on the State Home in Abuja on July 25, 2018.


The USA Authorities has despatched a condolence letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over the loss of life of his Chief of Workers, Abba Kyari.

Within the condolence letter, the US authorities stated the late Kyari performed an vital position within the repatriation of over $300 million stolen by former head of state, Normal Sani Abacha, in line with a press release by the Senior Particular Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

Mr Shehu stated the message was despatched by US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Tibor Nagy.

“Kyari was a valued and revered interlocutor for the U.S. authorities and significantly for our management staff in Abuja.

“We admire working with him on many vital issues, together with the return to the Nigerian folks of over $300 million in funds stolen by Sani Abacha.

“He envisioned the funds going to a few geographically disparate infrastructure tasks as a technique to unite Nigeria economically,” Nagy was quoted as saying within the message.

Kyari, one in every of President’s Buhari’s closest associates and Chief of Workers since 2015, died on Friday, April 17 after battling COVID-19 for greater than two weeks.

In tributes to him, many described him as completely loyal to the President and tireless in making certain that the President’s imaginative and prescient for the nation turns into a actuality.

The US Assistant Secretary additionally praised Kyari for his imaginative and prescient, including that he tirelessly championed a stable and affluent future for Nigeria.

“His dedication to this matter, to fighting corruption, and to countless other investments and policies for the future of Nigeria will leave a lasting impact on your country,” Nagy added within the condolence message.

The US authorities commiserated with the federal government and other people of Nigeria in addition to Kyari’s household and pledged to assist Nigeria within the combat towards COVID-19.

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