The PUNCH reports the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has confirmed that the late Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, died at the First Consultant Cardiologists Hospital, Lagos.
Abayomi had at a briefing denied knowing the whereabouts of the late Chief of Staff to the President.
But Abayomi, on Saturday, via his Twitter handle, @ProfAkinAbayomi, said, “Following enquiries on the passing away of the Chief of Staff to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mallam Abba Kyari on Friday 17th April, 2020, the Lagos State Government states that:
Mallam Abba Kyari died from complications of #COVID-19 infection at First Cardiology Consultants in Lagos.
“This hospital is a Lagos State designated high care, biosecurity-compliant, #COVID19 facility, accredited by the Health Facility Management and Accreditation Agency.
“As a basis for accreditation, First Cardiology Consultants established a separate specialist wing with staff dedicated to the treatment of complicated cases of #COVID-19, under the supervision of the Lagos State #COVID19 emergency response team.”
When our correspondent contacted the First Cardiology Consultants via one of the numbers on the hospital’s website, the receiver said Kyari was never brought to the hospital and did not die at their facility.
“He didn’t die here, and he was not brought here. Can you please call back on Monday?” she asked.