Mr Kyari’s body was buried at about 11.20 am local time on Saturday April 18
The remains of Abba Kyari, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari Chief of Staff, had been laid to rest in Abuja. Mr Kyari’s body was buried at about 11.20 am local time on Saturday April 18. His death was announced by the Nigerian Presidency earlier in the day. Mr Kyari Died from Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lagos on Friday April 17.

Garba Shehu, a spokesman for the government had earlier on Saturday morning announced that, “we just received the body of Abba Kyari the deceased Chief of Staff of 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.”

Mr Kyari burial took place at the military cemetery in Gudu, Abuja in the presence of family members, government officials and supporters, who wailed as men in full personal protective equipment as required by the ministry of health lowered his remains in the grave.

Kyari, believed to be the engine of the Buhari’s government was diagnosed with the disease on March 23 and on March 29, a statement he signed noted he was leaving Abuja for Lagos for treatment. The late Chief of Staff to the President is suspected to have contracted the disease while on a working visit to Germany and then the United Kingdom.

Mr Abba Kyari hails from Borno State, he was a Journalist, banker and an administrator.