The Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Abba Kyari, has died. Mr. Kyari died of coronavirus in Lagos. His death was announced by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina: “Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, passes on. May God rest his soul. Amen…” Mr. Kyari had tested positive to coronavirus on March 23.
On March 29, Mr Kyari issued a statement on his decision to move to Lagos for “further test and observation.”
The statement was the first official confirmation of his COVID-19 status since he was reportedly confirmed positive six days earlier.
In his statement, he said; “I have made my own care arrangements to avoid further burdening the public health system, which faces so many pressures.”
“This is a precautionary measure: I feel well, but last week I tested positive for Coronavirus, the pandemic that is sweeping the world. I have followed all protocols the government has announced to self-isolate and quarantine,” he said.