President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted that he would not be available for condolence visits from anyone wanting to console him over the death of his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.
This was contained in a statement issued by his media assistant, Garba Shehu, on Saturday evening, after the burial of Kyari’s remains in Abuja.
“The President wishes to direct strict observance of the social distancing rules as prescribed by the National Center for Disease Control, the Federal Ministry of Health; and other safe hygiene practices as advised by relevant local authorities.
“In this regard, the President will not be available for condolence visitors but urges, in place of that prayers be offered for the repose of soul of the departed Chief of Staff.
“The President wishes to convey his deep appreciation to foreign leaders and all Nigerians, from whom a stream of messages have been reaching him over this irreparable loss. May Allah accept his soul”, Shehu said.
The statement was accompanied by a tribute Buhari penned to mourn Kyari, his friend of 42 years.