Nigerian Government has announced the death of Malam Abba Kyari who until his death was the Chief of Staff to President Mummadu Buhari.
Kyari had tested positive to COVID-19 after returning from an official trip to Germany and Egypt.
A statement released by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity reads:
T”he 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.”