Nigerians jubilate as President Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari dies from Covid-19 complications

Abba Kyari
President Buhari and the deceased Abba Kyari Credit: CCTN Africa

Nigeria has lost its first high profile citizen to the novel coronavirus. According to major reports, Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Buhari has passed on.

Kyari was diagnosed with the virus on March 24, 2020, after returning from a trip to Germany. According to the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the elder statesman died on Friday, April 17, 2020.

While the Presidency continues to mourn the demise of the Statesman, Nigerians seem to be having a field day with the news. Nigerians have taken to Twitter to gloat over the demise of the President’s right-hand man who suffered diabetes and asthma

Abba Kyari
Abba Kyari

Before his Kyari’s demise, the condition of his health status was plagued by a number of speculations, some leading to the fact that he had passed on nearly two weeks ago but that the government kept it under wraps. Kyari also reportedly died in a special facility in a highbrow area of Lagos as opposed to the designated disease control centre. 

Before taking up the highly exalted position, the Borno born Statesman was Board of Director, Unilever and Exxon Mobil. He was also an executive director and later CEO of the United Bank of Africa. He had a Bachelors degree in Sociology (Warwick), an LLB LAW from Cambridge University. 

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