“The Presidency regrets to announce the passage of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari,” the presidency in Nigeria said in a statement to TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington D.C.
“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.
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“Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly,” the presidency added.
Reactions to Kyari’s passing were quick on the social media, with many Nigerians mourning him, and others not so much.