The Chief of Staff to President Mohammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari is dead of coronavirus.
Announcing his death on Twitter, Mr. Femi Adesina, special adviser on media and publicity to the president disclosed this late Friday night.
Recall, on March 24, 2020, Mallam Kyari tested positive for coronavirus.
After testing positive, Nigerians expressed mixed reactions on the former chief of staff status. Some like Kemi Oluloyo, a social media influencer, and an investigative journalist believed he was dead. While others see the situation differently.
Nigerians react to Abba Kyari death
- When I chatted with him exactly on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, he assured me his health was fine and that he would faithfully take the treatments. But God always knows best. Sincere condolences to the Kyari family and the Government of Nigeria. Adieu Mallam Abba Kyari – Festus Keyamo
- Completely out of any word, so devastating. It is indeed very hard on us, but I strongly believe that we all belong to Allah and to Him, we shall return. May Allah accept Mallam Abba Kyari’s shahada, forgive all his shortcomings, and grant him Jannatul Firdausi – Bashir Ahmad
- The Chief of Staff to the President MALAM ABBA KYARI has died according to the Presiden’s SA Media FEMI ADESINA. May his soul Rest in Peace… – Dele Momodu
- May the soul of Abba Kyari the chief of staff to Mr President rest in peace. May God grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss. Everyone must complete this circle someday. Be prepared. – Dino Melaye
President Buhari appointed Mr. Abba Kyari was first appointed chief of staff to the president in 2015 when he came to power. The president reappointed him last year after he won reelection.
According to a statement by the presidency of his first appointed, Mr. Kyari held a Bachelors’s and Masters’s Degrees from the University of Cambridge and the University of Warwick in Law and Sociology.
In his career life, he worked with the New Nigeria Development Company, New Africa Holdings, African International Bank, the United Bank for Africa, Unilever, and Mobil in various capacities over the years.
With Mallam Kyari’s death, coronavirus fatalities in Nigeria is now 18.