The body has just arrived for burial.
The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garuba Shehu tweeted via his verified twitter handle @GarShehu.
He tweeted at 10:03, “We just received the body of Abba Kyari the deceased Chief of Staff the President in Abuja. In strict observation of the protocol put in place for the burial of Coronavirus victims by the @NCDCgov and the Federal Ministry of Health, the funeral prayer and burial will be private.”
“Thereafter, there will be no such ceremonies as condolence visits. Well meaning friends, family members and the general public are encouraged to pray for the repose of Abba Kyari’s soul.”
The deceased had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19, and had been receiving treatment.
Here is a brief profile of Late Abba Kyari
Late Abba Kyari was a Kanuri from Borno, a lawyer and banker.
He was an alumnus of both the University of Warwick and University of Cambridge.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Warwick and a law degree in 1983 from
He was called to the Nigerian bar in 1984 after attending the Nigerian Law School.