Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari is dead.
He is from Borno State in the northeast.
Until his dead, he was one of the most influential figures in Buharia’s Nextlevel government.
Kyari was a journalist and former banker, who held senior positions in some of the country’s banks.
Mr Kyari died weeks after battling the deadly coronavirus. The news of his death was announced by the presidency in the early hours of today.
Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, made the announcement in a statement.
“The deceased had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19, and had been receiving treatment. But he died on Friday, April 17, 2020.
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