The presidency has announced that the body of Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to the Nigerian president who died from COVID-19 complications, has arrived Abuja for burial.
The presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu, made the disclosure that the late chief of staff would be buried in strict observation of the protocol put in place for the burial of coronavirus victims by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the federal ministry of health.
The presidential aide noted that the funeral prayer and burial will be private.
He said in compliance with the existing social distancing directive there will be no ceremonies and condolence visits.
Shehu said well-meaning friends, family members and the general public are encouraged to pray for the repose of Abba Kyari’s soul.
A tweet by the personal assistant on new media to the president, Bashir Ahmad, confirmed that the burial would hold in Abuja.
Meanwhile, the minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo, is one of the first Nigerians that reacted to the death of Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to the president.
Keyamo disclosed on Twitter that he had a discussion with Mallam Abba Kyari on Tuesday, March 24, before the death of the politician.