Friends, families and associates of the late former Chief of Staff to President Muhmmadu Buhari converged in the ancient city of Bauchi for the one year remembrance of his death.
The associates, who converged at Laushi mosque, Wunti in Bauchi metropolis described late Abba Kyari as “an icon who died for Nigeria”.
Though late Abba Kyari hailed from Borno State, his wife, Hajiya Hauwa (Kulu) Abba Kyari Nee Gidado hails from Jama’are, Bauchi State.
Speaking on behalf of the associates, one of his in-laws, Alhaji Yakubu Mohammed disclosed that a foundation for the advancement of late Abba Kyari’s legacies to be chaired by his widow, Hajiya Hauwa (Kulu) will be unveiled soon.
According to him ” late Malam Abba Kyari died for Nigeria. He died as an icon. A man of many parts, detribalised and cerebral, though quiet”.
“In his honour and with the approval given by his widow, Hajiya Hauwa (Kulu) ‘Abba Kyari Foundation’ shall be unveiled as soon as possible to continue with the advocacies being championed for Nigeria by our icon before his unfortunate demise”.
Mohammed added that “the Foundation shall be focusing on Public Policy and Democratisation Advocacy, Good Governance and Accountability, Conservation and Sustainable Development, Impact Investment, Climate Solution and Renewable Energy and Public Interest Technology”.
“And to add an intellectual touch to our advocacies, an Annual Memorial Lecture shall be institutionalised, and it shall hold every 17 April to remember our late icon”,Mohammed also explained.
Dignitaries at the prayer included Alaramas (Presiding Mallams) -Alarama Muhammad Sanusi, Alarama Mukhtar Abdulhamid and Alarama Hamza Sank Abubakar.
Other dignitaries were: Malam Ramat R. Gidado,Chief Sunday Leonard Ezeimo, CEO,Sole Electrical Big. Limited, Malam Sagir Aliyu Yakubu, Honourable Idowu Moses and Akinyemi Olowokere,among others.