Oh yes, that is life! We lost Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, April 17, 2020. That he did not seem to have recovered from Covid 19 which he tested positive to should be proof that we are dealing with the greatest danger that has threatened the safety and security of man on Earth in living memory.
And to us in Nigeria its biggest catch is Mallam Abba Kyari who will go down in our history as on of the most dedicated men who have occupied that office of Chief of Staff.
The President will miss him. But we must too, even if he refused to be part of our gossip about how he was the Lord of the Aso Manor. He was close to the President because his position demanded it. We have no proof that he abused that trust. But anyone who occupied the post or any other position for that matter must know that there is a waiting day to account for your deeds. You must give an account to the Creator of the Universe of what you did with the opportunity(ies) you had to serve. Every service is a sowing which must bear fruit for you to reap here or the hereafter. It is a personal burden you bear if you do not know that you must account for everything you did while here.
A friend wrote a condolence piece to me on Abba Kyari whom I have known and related to since he worked in the Democrat, a Newspaper established by Ismaila Isa Funtua. What I said is true of everyone who comes here to the Earth.
This is the text — We are here as travellers in Creation. This Earth is one of the Bus Stations. We stop over briefly, from the time we are born until we move on through death. The destination is Paradise which we came from and must work hard and hope to return to.
Those who rest in peace will miss the boat!
We wish Abba Kyari journey mercies home. Amen
Tony Momoh is former Nigeria’s minister