Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, passes on. May God rest his soul. Amen. Funeral arrangements to be announced soon.
According to Femi Adesina who wrote on his twitter handle at around 12:44 am on 18th April 2020, he wrote as the screenshot.
“The deceased had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19, and had been receiving treatment. But he died on Friday, April 17, 2020,” he said in a second post on Twitter.
Kyari’s was the highest-profile death due to the disease in the West African country, which has 493 confirmed cases and 17 deaths, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
Kyari acted as the gatekeeper to Buhari. He travelled to Germany in early March with a delegation of other Nigerian officials for meetings with Siemens AG. He attended meetings with senior government officials upon his return to Nigeria.