Mallam Abba Kyari, President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief of staff is dead.
He died of COVID-19 on Friday. He was in his early 70s.
The Presidency confirmed his death in a statement early Saturday.
Media adviser, Femi Adesina made the obituary announcement.
“The Presidency regrets to announce the passage of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari”, he said.
“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”, Adesina added.
Kyari’s underlying medical conditions was believed to have complicated his battle with the disease. And thus caused his death.