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Nigeria’s President Buhari’s Chief of Staff Dies of COVID-19

Nigeria’s President Buhari’s Chief of Staff Dies of COVID-19

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Nigeria’s President Buhari’s Chief of Staff Dies of COVID-19

Late Abba Kyari

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

A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina at the wee hour of Saturday, said Mr. Kyari died after battling COVID-19.

The statement reads,

“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.”

A. S. AGAMAH

A. S. Agamah is a journalist and has been practicing in Nigeria for about a decade. His interest cuts across politics, economics, health, sociocultural issues and community reporting.

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