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Abba Kyari to be laid to rest today

The late Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, will be laid to rest today Saturday, in Abuja.

Personal Assistant on New Media to the President, Basir Ahmad, made this known via his Twitter handle.

He tweeted, “Mallam Abba Kyari will be buried later today in Abuja according to Islamic rites.”

Reports that Kyari was announced dead on Friday; 25 days after testing positive to the coronavirus.

Before announcing the deceased burial, Ahmad described him as one of the most misunderstood people.

He said, “Abba Kyari certainly was one of the most misunderstood people; in the history of Nigeria. Those who had the opportunity to know him personally will tell you how extremely a good person he was.

“A man of honor; will be remembered as someone who sacrificed his life for this country.

“It was Mallam Abba Kyari’s turn last night, my time and your time will definitely come no matter how long it may take. And none of us will be here and healthy in the next 150 years.”

Mallam Abba Kyari will be buried later today in Abuja according Islamic rites.

— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) April 18, 2020

Reported that the passing of Abba Kyari, who had previously tested positive to the dreaded COVID-19; was confirmed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media/Publicity, Femi Adesina. Equally important, the Presidency disclosed this in a brief statement released to the media on Saturday morning.

Abba Kyari

‘‘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. Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly.’’

In addition, the development was communicated via a tweet posted on his verified handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.

‘‘Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, passes on. May God rest his soul. Amen. Funeral arrangements to be announced soon.’’

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