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

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.

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.

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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