Kyari was the Chief of Staff to the President until his death last Friday, April 17, 2020.
He noted that Kyari leveraged on his vast experience in service to the country and humanity.
“The death of Mallam Abba Kyari came as a shock not only to me, but everyone who knew this fine gentleman as one with firm character.
“I became acquainted with Malam Abba Kyari as the Managing Director of Geekos Security Nigerian Limited, whilst he was the Managing Director of UBA Plc.
“His passing at a time like this has dealt a severe blow to the nation and the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“He was a key player within the administration who was renowned for his unwavering commitment to the Nigerian project.
“Kyari was indeed a man of solid principles who demonstrated same by his staunch loyalty to the President and his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC).
“He has left behind a vacuum that would be difficult to fill. I pray that Allah will comfort his family and grant his Soul Aljannah Firdaus,” Gbagi said.