SEE IT: Man caught dumping protective gear by roadside after burying Nigerian President’s Chief of Staff Abba Kyari who died from coronavirus Updated for 2021

82,096FansLike
2,966FollowersFollow
2,700SubscribersSubscribe
82,096FansLike
3,122FollowersFollow
2,700SubscribersSubscribe

Updated: March 3, 2021

A Nigerian man has been caught dumping his protective gear by the roadside after burying Nigerian President’s Chief of Staff Abba Kyari who died from coronavirus in the commercial city of Lagos on Friday.

In addition, some health experts noted that he may have been wearing the wrong PPE (personal protective equipment) in the first place, and was at risk of being infected with the virus himself.

[read_more id="2" more="Read full article" less="Read less"]

In a statement on Saturday, the presidency in Nigeria said the right steps were taken to curb the spread of the deadly bug during the burial.

It said: “The remains of the late Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, arrived in Abuja Saturday morning from Lagos, and have been buried at Gudu cemetery after funeral prayers at his residence.

Photos: Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari laid to rest at Gudu Cemetery Abuja on 18th April 2020
Photos: Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari laid to rest at Gudu Cemetery Abuja on 18th April 2020

Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari laid to rest at Gudu Cemetery Abuja on 18th April 2020

“As advised by the protocols put in place by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Federal Ministry of Health on social distancing, the burial marked the end of all ceremonies and there will be no condolence visits to family and the Presidency.

Photos: Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari laid to rest at Gudu Cemetery Abuja on 18th April 2020
Photos: Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari laid to rest at Gudu Cemetery Abuja on 18th April 2020

Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari laid to rest at Gudu Cemetery Abuja on 18th April 2020

“Well-wishers and all other Nigerians are instead advised to pray for the repose of the soul of the late Chief of Staff.

“A condolence register will be opened at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) from Sunday for those who are able to use the window permitted for movement by the FCT administration.”

But the latest incident outside Gudu cemetery in Abuja where Kyari was buried on Saturday is just another indication that there is a lack of protocol in burying people who die from the novel coronavirus in Nigeria to curb the spread of the deadly bug.

[/read_more]

Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Now

TRENDING

Confidential U.S. government report concludes Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed leading ethnic cleansing in Tigray region

A confidential U.S. government report has concluded that the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Ethiopia along with allied militia fighters are leading a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing in Tigray."Whole villages were severely damaged or completely erased," the report, first obtained by The New York Times, says.It adds that fighters from the neighboring Amhara region of Ethiopia who moved to Tigray...

Stay connected

[/read_more]

[read_more id="2" more="Read full article" less="Read less"]

error: Alert: Content is protected !!
917 Shares
Share
Tweet
Reddit
Pocket
Share
More