Abba Kyari played pivotal role in return of $300m Abacha loot, U.S writes Buhari

Posted by News Express | 24 April 2020 | 1,290 times

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•Late chief of staff to president, Abba Kyari


The United States government has in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, narrated how his late Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari played key role in the return of $300m Abacha loot.

In its condolence message, the United States government said Kyari was a dedicated public servant and respected interlocutor for the American government.

The Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Tibor Nagy, eulogized the important role played by Kyari in the repatriation of over $300 million in funds stolen by former head of state, Sani Abacha.

His words, ‘‘Kyari was a valued and respected interlocutor for the U.S. government and particularly for our leadership team in Abuja.

‘‘We appreciate working with him on many important matters, including the return to the Nigerian people of over $300 million in funds stolen by Sani Abacha.

‘‘He envisioned the funds going to three geographically disparate infrastructure projects as a way to unite Nigeria economically,’’ Nagy said.

The U.S. Assistant Secretary noted that this vision, encapsulated by the late Chief of Staff, was a reflection of his tireless championing of a solid and prosperous 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,’’ President Trump’s lead diplomat for Africa wrote in the condolence message.

The President also received condolence messages from Usani Uguru Usani former Minister of Niger Delta, Alhaji Sabiu Bako, Kano-based businessman and Bataure Abdulazziz, a trade union leader. (Vanguard)

Source: News Express

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