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BREAKING: Chief of Staff to The President Abba Kyari Dead of COVID-19

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The Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, has died of complications arising from coronavirus.

In a tweet on his twitter handle this evening, Presidential Spokesman Femi Adesina said:”Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, passes on. May God rest his soul. Amen. Funeral arrangements to be announced soon.”

The Chief of Staff thus became the first top government official to have fallen for the dreaded coronavirus disease. Some governors had contracted the virus and recovered.

Kyari was said to have contracted the virus during his recent trip abroad. The presidency confirmed it shortly after he developed the symptoms with Kyari himself stating he was producing to Lagos for treatment.

But asked about his whereabouts in Lagos at his regular media briefing, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, had denied any knowledge of his movement.

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