Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina on Saturday morning saidthe chief of staff to the Nigerian president, Abba Kyari is dead. Garba Shehu, the speci
Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina on Saturday morning saidthe chief of staff to the Nigerian president, Abba Kyari is dead.
Garba Shehu, the special assistant on media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, also confirmed the death, saying Kyari died on Friday.
Kyari was suspected to have contracted the novel coronavirus when he visited Germany in early March but the presidency did not deny or confirm the rumours at the time.It was only after his death that Shehu confirmed that Kyari died from coronavirus infection.
Multiple media reports said the president was also tested for the virus but his test came out negative. A number of top Nigerian politicians, some of whom met Kyari after his return from Germany, also took the test.
Three Governors; Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi and Seyi Makinde of Oyo all tested positive for the virus. Mohammed and Makinde have since recovered.
Friends and relatives in Yarwa Town have expressed their heartfelt condolences and pray for soul to rest in peace and his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable lost.