The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari, has died of COVID-19. Kyari who had tested positive for the coronavirus in March after a trip to Germany and Egypt breathed his last on on Friday, April 17, 2020.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, announced his death on his official Twitter handle, “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.”
His medical records from Wellington Hospital, St John’s Wood, London, showed that he (Kyari) had some other underlying conditions which could have slowed down his recovery rate from the coronavirus.
May his soul rest in peace. Amen