The Nigerian president’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari, has died from contracting the deadly corona virus. Two spokes persons of the President took to twitter to announce the passing of the presidential aid.
Abba Kyari reportedly has underlying health problems which included, diabetes. He was the top aid to the president and one of the most powerful people in the country.
“The deceased had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19, and had been receiving treatment. But he died on Friday, April 17, 2020,” he said in a second post on Twitter
The total number of infected in the country is now 493 with 17 people dead from the virus according to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control.