Abba Kyari is the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. He was appointed on 27/8/ 2015. In his career, Abba Kyari held many high profile jobs. He was Secretary to the Board of African International Bank Limited between 1990 to 1995. He worked as the Executive Director, Management Services, at United Bank for Africa (UBA). He was later appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Bank. He was also appointed a Director of Unilever Nigeria Plc. And in 2002 he was appointed as a Director of Exxon Mobil Nigeria.
As a graduate of Warwick University, Cambridge University and Harvard University, who had the privilege to hold the aforementioned portfolios and work experience, you expect this man to do his very best for the betterment of Nigeria while working as the President’s Chief of Staff. Unfortunately, that has never been the case. From the very moment this guy walked into the Presidency, it has been a disaster for the President and the Nigerian state.
The corrupt and unpatriotic Abba Kyari has a frightening influence at the Presidency, to the extent that most people in the know view him as the second “most powerful” man at the Presidency, after the President himself. He is believed to be the head of the cabal that has hijacked Buhari’s government, at the detriment of Nigerians.
Abba Kyari’s crimes against the Nigerian state are too numerous to mention in this short article. The latest one being denying the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachukwu, from seeing the President. Regardless of the wrongs or rights of his spat with Dr. Maikanti Baru, as a Minister of the Federal Republic, Dr. Kachukwu has the right to have audience with his boss and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic. It is therefore very embarrassing and demeaning to the office of the President and image of Nigeria at home and around the world, for Buhari to learn about the Kachukwu/Maikanti saga through the media!
It is this dangerous monopoly over access to the President that empowers Abba Kyari to have a corrupt influence over every major appointment or contract that the Presidency awards. This is very unhealthy to our democracy and significantly undermines the ethos of integrity, transparency and accountability that the President himself is fighting to instil in the hearts and minds of Nigerians.
Despite the colossal evidence against him, we understand that the Nigerian media are afraid of exposing Abba Kyari, for fear of reprisals. We at CUPS are NOT. We are ferociously independent and fearless in our reporting. We will always tell the truth, no matter whose ox is being gored! For the avoidance of doubt, we do not work for any government, political party or religious group on the planet. We are self funded. We are a formidable group of patriotic Nigerians around the globe, who put our knowledge, energy, time, money, and most importantly, our lives on the line, to save Nigeria and Nigerians from peril.
To this end, we call on all well meaning Nigerians at home and around the world to pray for the President; whatever Black Magic spell that Abba Kyara is alleged to have done over him, may the Almighty God destroy it. We also pray that may the Almighty God give the President the fortitude to expel Abba Kyarai from the Presidency, as the man means no any good for the President and the rest of us. Amen.