Nigeria presidency has announced the death of the chief of staff to the president, Mallam Abba Kyari.
According to a statement from Femi Adesina, media assistant to president Muhammadu Buhari, late Kyari died of Coronavirus after he was tested positive some weeks ago.
Below is the full statement.
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