Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari is dead.
Mr Kyari died of Coronavirus.
The president’s chief of staff had gone on self-isolation late March after testing positive for the disease.
He had subsequently moved to Lagos for treatment. Details of his death are still sketchy but Femi Adesina, the presidential spokesman, confirmed it in a tweet.
Read the press release by the presidency
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.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
April 18, 2020