The chief of staff to President Buhari, Abba Kyari is dead. According to reports, Kyari died on Friday, April 17, after battling the novel Coronavirus disease
Announcing Kyari’s death on Twitter, Presidency spokesman Garba Shehu, wrote;
”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.”
Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant on New Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, and Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, also confirmed the passing of the former Chief of Staff.
Ahmad tweeted, “Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, has died. May Allah forgive his shortcomings and grant him the highest rank of Jannah. Allah ya jikan sa”.
Adesina on his part, wrote, “Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, passes on. May God rest his soul. Amen. Funeral arrangements to be announced soon”.