Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to the president has died on Friday 17th April 2020.
In a statement by Femi Adesina, Spokesman to the President, said “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.”
Late Kyari had a history of medical complications, including diabetes, before he tested positive to Coronavirus on 23 March, 2020.
He traveled to Germany in early March, 2020 with a delegation of other Nigerian officials for meetings with Siemens AG. It is unclear if he self-isolated upon his return to Nigeria.