The Chief of Staff to the Nigerian president Abba Kyari is dead, this was announed by the spokesman of the Nigerian President president Mr Femi Adesina Saturday morning.
Mr Adesina however did not state where Mallam Aba Kyari died and when he died.
Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, passes on. May God rest his soul. Amen. Funeral arrangements to be announced soon.
— Femi Adesina (@FemAdesina) April 17, 2020
Kyari was suspected to have contracted the novel coronavirus when he visited Germany is the first government official to die from Coronavirus. Three other Governors – Kaduna State Nasir El-Rufai, Bauchi State Bala Mohammed and Oyo State Seyi Makinde also tested positive for the virus.