President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief of staff Abba Kyari has passed on. Kyari tested positive for Covid-19 in March
Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari dies of COVID-19
By our correspondent
Nigeria on Friday reported fifty-one new cases of coronavirus, taking the total confirmed cases in the most populous black nation to 493. 159 patients have been successfully treated and discharged while 17 deaths have been recorded since the outbreak of the virus in Nigeria, according to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The presidency confirmed the death in a statement issued by Mr. Femi Adesina, the spokesman of President Buhari. “The Presidency regrets to announce the passage of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari.”
The deceased had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19, and had been receiving treatment. But he died on Friday, April 17, 2020. May God accept his soul. Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly,” he noted in the statement.