Nigerian president’s chief of staff dies from coronavirus -presidency spokesman

A top aide to Nigerian president has died from COVID-19, the president’s spokesperson confirmed in the early hours of Saturday.

“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,” a statement from spokesman Garba Shehu read in part.

Abba Kyari, had been diagnosed with coronavirus which he is believed to have contracted whiles on official duty in Germany. He was transferred from the capital Abuja to Lagos for medical care.

A Reuters report of March 24 described Kyari, who is in his 70s, as “an important figure in President Muhammadu Buhari’s government and his illness could have ramifications for the running of the country.

Davido

@davido

Rest in Peace Abba Kyari🙏🏽

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servant of Allah@alouibrahim92

“Every soul shall taste death, and only on the Day of Judgment will you be paid your full recompense.”

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‘Fisayo Soyombo

@fisayosoyombo

I sincerely hope that Nigerians do not gloat over the death of Mallam Abba Kyari. May his soul rest in peace.

Death is the end that all of us must suffer.

One death won’t transform our health sector overnight.

We still have our work cut out for us.

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Gawat Jubril A.@Mr_JAGss

DEATH is bigger than everybody

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Parosident Spending@TheMbuhari

May Allah grant you rest

Abba Kyari

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Cinderella Man

@Osi_Suave

The death of Abba Kyari will reveal the animals we have masquerading as human beings

Just wait.

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