Personal Assistant on New Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Bashir Ahmed confirmed the death of Chief of Staff Abba Kyari in a tweet today, 18th April 2020.
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Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, has died. May Allah forgive his shortcomings and grant him the highest rank of Jannah. Allah ya jikan sa.— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) April 17, 2020
Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity also confirmed this in a tweet at 12:44 am on Saturday, April 18, 2020.
His tweet reads; “Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, passes on. May God rest his soul. Amen. Funeral arrangements to be announced soon.”
Recall that the Abby Kyari had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19 virus, and had been receiving treatment. But died on Friday, April 17, 2020.