By Monsuru Olowoopejo
Hours after the death of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari was announced, the Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has revealed that the deceased assured him of his return to office.
Keyamo added he held the assurance from Kyari jealously considering his expression during their last conversation.
This came hours after Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Saturday announced the death of Kyari who battled with COVID-19.
While reacting to Adesina’s statement that Kyari’s burial rites would be announced later, Keyamo, in a statement on his social media handle, commiserated with the Chief of Staff’s family and Nigeria.
“When I chatted with him exactly on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, he assured me his health was fine and that he would faithfully take the treatments. But God always knows best.
“Sincere condolences to the Kyari family and the Government of Nigeria. Adieu Mallam Abba Kyari,” the minister added.