By Vanessa Okwara

Chief of Staff, CoS, to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, is dead, the Presidency has confirmed!

Abba Kyari had tested positive for Coronavirus few weeks ago, after returning from a trip to Germany and failed to observe the mandatory 14-day self-isolation.

The announcement of Kyari’s death was made by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a State House press release and also on his official Twitter handle.

The statement, titled ‘Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, Passes on,’ reads, “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.”

Adesina’s tweet announcing the passing on of Kyari.



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