Chief Of Staff To The President; Abba Kyari Is Dead

Written by on April 18, 2020

The Nigerian Presidency has announced the passage of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari.

he deceased had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19, and had been receiving treatment. But he died on Friday, April 17, 2020.

Presidential Spokesman Femi Adesina made the announcement on twitter.

The Nigerian Presidency has announced the passage of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari.

he deceased had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19, and had been receiving treatment. But he died on Friday, April 17, 2020.

Presidential Spokesman Femi Adesina made the official announcement:

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.

Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
April 18, 2020

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced 51 new Coronavirus cases in the country.

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 493, seven shy of the 500 mark. 

Of the new cases announced, 32 was recorded in Lagos while six was discovered in Kano State.

NCDC in a tweet said, “Fifty-one new cases of #COVID-19 have been reported; 32 in Lagos, six in Kano, five in Kwara, two in FCT, two in Oyo, two in Katsina, one in Ogun, one in Ekiti. 

“As at 10:10pm 17th April, there are 493 confirmed cases of #COVID-19 reported in Nigeria.”

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