News just coming now from the presidency is that the Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Abba Kyari is dead!
ABBA Kyari tested positive for Coronavirus few weeks ago after travelling out of the country. He came back and did not observe the compulsory 14 days self-quarantine. He got sick and had to be rushed to the hospital.
Special Adviser to the President, Femi Adesina made this announcement in a state house press release and also on his Twitter handle.
Below is the official statement from him and also a screenshot of the announcement on his Twitter handle.
May his soul rest in peace!
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
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.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
April 18, 2020