Contrary to the widely speculated story that President Buhari’s right-hand man, Abba Kyari was flown outside the country for treatment after testing positive to the novel Coronavirus, SecretReporters can authoritatively report that the Chief of Staff to the President passed away late Friday night April 17, 2020, at the Military Hospital Ikoyi Lagos.
Mr Kyari was said to have had a long-standing underlying health issue which may have hindered his chances of survival as SecretReporters sources disclosed that he has been on a ventilator for more than a week before he passed away.
On March 24, 2020, it was made public that Kyari tested positive for COVID-19 on March 23, following an official trip to Germany nine days before.
Coming into office in August 2015, Kyari was an influential figure within the Buhari administration as the president ordered his cabinet to channel all requests through Kyari’s office further enhancing his influence within government circles, and being labelled as the de facto head of government.
The late Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari will be buried today according to Islamic rights after his corpse was flown into the state capital Abuja this morning.