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My father was terribly misunderstood, misrepresented by Nigerians, says Aisha Kyari

According to Aisha, her father did his best for the progress of Nigeria.

Monday, May 4, 2020

/ by Joe Adams
Late Abba Kyari & Aisha Abba Kyari 
The daughter of Abba Kyari, late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Abba Kyari, says her father never drove a car when he was alive till he passed away.

Aisha said this in a tribute published on ThisDay, titled ‘My daddy, my best friend’, on Monday.


She described her late father as an outstanding personality whose wealth of experience cuts across various spheres of life.

She said it was however, amusing that despite his exposure, he could not drive a car until his demise.




“This may sound odd but my beloved daddy couldn’t drive a car! He never learnt how to drive for a day in his entire life,” she wrote.

She also went on to explain how her late father was largely “misunderstood” and “mischievously misrepresented” by some Nigerians, despite his contributions to humanity and nation-building.

“My dad was terribly misunderstood and arguably mischievously misrepresented. Even his age was never gotten right from the day he became Chief of staff till the day he died. My dad died at the age of 67. He was often mistaken for the late Brigadier Abba Kyari who was indeed in his 80’s,” she added.



According to her, the decision of the late chief of staff not to defend himself against critics was to enable him concentrate on his major assignment of serving his principal and the country.

“For clarity, my dad was more than capable of defending himself. The reason he didn’t is that it would have distracted him from his primary assignment of serving his principal and by extension, his country,” Aisha wrote.

Aisha had in a post on her Instagram page appealed to Nigerians who claimed that her father was the root of their problems to allow his soul rest In peace.

She said if her father was the root of Nigerians problems, now that he is gone their problem is also gone. She appeal to Nigerians to allow them to mourn their father.




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