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Abba Kyari is Dead


By Emmanuel Iriogbe, Abuja


The Chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari is dead.

This was contained in a press statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina

It would be recalled that the president’s chief of staff had gone on self-isolation late March after testing positive for the disease upon his arrival from Germany where he met with officials of Siemens to discuss on issues relating to power sector in Nigeria

The Statement from the presidency read:

“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.

Romours have made the rounds the past week that Abba Kyari was dead.

There are speculations that former vice presidential candidate to late MKO Abiola and one time Secretary to the government of the federation, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe may succeed the late Abba Kyari.

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