The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, is dead.
The death was announced in a terse statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, early Saturday morning.
“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.