Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari is dead.

Mr Kyari died of Coronavirus.

The president’s chief of staff had gone on self-isolation late March after testing positive for the disease.

He had subsequently moved to Lagos for treatment.

Read the press release issued by the presidency

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