The Race for Abba Kyari’s Job

April 20, 2020
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Mallam Abba Kyari, President Muhammadu Buhari’s former chief of staff passed on last Friday, and the race is on for the replacement of the late presidential aide.

According to sources from Buhari’s inner circle, the president would prefer to appoint someone already in the system that he had worked closely with in the past that he could trust.

Names mentioned to ElombahNews include the Minister of Water Resources, Mr. Suleiman Adamu, and the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Mr. Isa Pantami.

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Adamu is said to have been Buhari’s secretary while he held sway at the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF).

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu also worked for Buhari at the PTF.

Pantami is said to be Buhari’s adopted son that had been with him in all his struggles to the top.

Heavyweights that had been variously mentioned include former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe; the incumbent SGF, Mr. Boss Mustapha; Minister of Education, Adamu; and former governor of Lagos State, Brig-Gen. Buba Marwa.

Others are former Kaduna State administrator, Brig-Gen. Jafaru Isah; and immediate past State House Permanent Secretary, Mr. Jalal Arabi.

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Mr Kyari, the powerful former Presidential aide, died on Friday at a Lagos private hospital, 25 days after he had tested positive for coronavirus. He was buried on Saturday at a military in Abuja.

Meanwhile Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum, and the family of the late Abba Kyari on Monday in Maiduguri held the post-funeral three-day prayers for the deceased chief of staff.

The post-funeral prayer, known as Fidau, is normally held on the third and seventh day after the burial of the deceased. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family decided to combine the two prayer sessions today.

Governor Zulum led other top government functionaries and mourners to attend the prayers.

According to a statement issued by Isa Gusau, the spokesman for the Borno state governor, “the Late Kyari’s royal family decided to combine prayers for third and seventh days so that mourners do not have to return in view of the need for social distancing.”

“The Shehu of Bama, His Highness, Kyari Ibn Umar Elkanemi, led the family in taking the decision,” the statement reads.

The chief Imam of Borno, Zannah Laisu, moderated the prayers that took place at the residence of the deceased’s younger brother, Baba-Shehu Zannah Arjinoma, who is the district head of Banki town in Bama Local Government Area.

Governor Zulum was accompanied by the senator representing Southern Borno, Mohammed Ndume, state chairman of the APC, Ali Bukar Dalori, Secretary to Borno State Government, Chief of staff and some commissioners.



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