Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity has confirmed the death of Abba Kyari, who contracted COVID-19 on March 23. He is believed to have contracted the virus following a trip to Germany and was moved to an undisclosed hospital in Lagos for his recovery.
Operating mostly in the background, he was a pivotal part of the Buhari government. It remains to be seen what the effect of the loss of a trusted figure by the government would be.
He passed away on April 17.