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The chief of staff to Nigeria's president died of coronavirus.

MojNews-The chief of staff to Nigeria ’s president has died of complications arising from the coronavirus , presidency announced on Saturday morning.

“The Presidency regrets to announce the passage of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari,” presidential spokesman Femi Adesina said in a brief statement early Saturday.

“The deceased had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19 , and had been receiving treatment. But he died on Friday, April 17, 2020.”

Kyari had tested positive to the virus shortly after he returned from a trip to Germany in early March.

The powerful official was seen attending Cabinet meetings and functions after returning from Germany rather than going into self-isolation, drawing criticism after his test result came back positive.

 

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