The United States government has given details of the key role late Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari played in the retrieval of $300 million stolen and hidden in America by the late Nigerian military leader, Genera Sani Abacha.
The U. S government acknowledged Abba Kyari’s dedicated to the cause of Nigeria’s progress, serving in one of such dedicated services, as interlocutor for the American government.
In a condolence message to President Buhari today, April 24, the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Tibor Nagy, said: “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.”
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 commiserated with the government and people of Nigeria, the Kyari family on the loss, saying that the U.S. government pledged to stand with Nigeria in the struggle against the coronavirus pandemic.
President Buhari 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.