President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief Of Staff, Abba Kyari has died of the Coronavirus disease.
The Presidency announced this in a statement.
With Abba Kyari’s death, the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in Nigeria has risen to 17 with 493 confirmed cases.
See the statement below:
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
CHIEF OF STAFF TO PRESIDENT, ABBA KYARI, PASSES ON
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