As Nigerians mourns the death of Abba Kyari, the former Chief of Staff to Pres. Buhari, we are outlining top Nigerians suitable to take the vacuum left behind by the late COS.
Late Abba Kyari died on Friday, 17th April, 2020, after contracting coronavirus. He was buried on Saturday, 18th April, 2020 according to Muslim tradition.
However, hours after his burial, a report by The Nation named some top Nigerians who may either be qualified or are touted to be considered for the position.
Here Are Some Top Nigerians That May Succeed Abba Kyri
1. Babagana Kingibe
This 75-year-old was the running mate of the late MKO Abiola during the June 12, 1993 presidential election that was truncated by the military.
He is also believed to be one of the top figures behind the current government.
The report believes that Kingibe is highly qualified having served as secretary to the government of the federation, minister of foreign affairs, internal affairs, and power and steel at different times.
An astute politician, the first chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) is said to be highly educated.
2. Boss Mustapha
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, is another person who, by virtue of his position, has earned the ears of President Buhari. He was appointed after the sack of Babachir Lawal.
A lawyer and businessman, Mustapha is believed to have raised the bar in the office of the SGF. He is a Christian.
3. Hamid Ali
Believed to be very disciplined and strict, Ali, a former military officer, is the current head of the Nigeria Custom Service (NCS).
Hamid Ali is the man who brought discipline and anti-corruption to NCS, NCS under his watch has remitted the ever revenue to the Federation account.
4. Buba Marwa
Born in 1953, Marwa was a governor of Lagos and Borno at two different times and is reported to have performed excellently in the positions.
Highly educated, he had sought to govern Nigeria, but stepped down for the late President Umaru Yar’Adua.
5. Adamu Adamu
This current education minister is believed to be one of the closest cabinet members to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The report says Adamu had acted as a personal assistant to Buhari for many years to the extent that many thought he would become the chief of staff in 2019 after the president’s return to government.
“He was the only minister given the privilege to assess the list of ministerial nominees and to oversee the assignment of portfolios,” the report said about the 64-year-old minister.
Considering the above personalities, they are the most suitable to pilot the affairs of Chief of Staff to the President after the demise of Abba Kyari.