Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant on New Media to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has said the late Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, was “misunderstood”.
He stated this Saturday morning via Twitter while expressing sadness over the death of the CoS.
Kyari died on Friday at age 81, The PUNCH reports.
President’s spokespersons, Garba Shehu and Femi Adesina said the deceased died of COVID-19.
“The Presidency regrets to announce the passage of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari. The deceased had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19, and had been receiving treatment. But he died on Friday, April 17, 2020,” they said.
Kyari had tested positive for coronavirus in March after a trip to Germany and Egypt.
Reacting to Kyari’s demise, Ahmad tweeted, “Abba Kyari certainly was one of the most misunderstood people in the history of Nigeria. Those who had the opportunity to know him personally will tell you how extremely a good person he was.
"A man of honour, will be remembered as someone who sacrificed his life for this country.”
The PUNCH reports that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Friday night had announced that the number of coronavirus deaths in the country jumped to 17 while the infections near 500.