Coronavirus: Presidential aides, others at Kyari’s burial test negative

Coronavirus: Presidential aides, others at Kyari’s burial test negative

- Some people not properly kitted during Abba Kyari's burial test negative

- They have reportedly completed the mandatory 14 days isolation

- Dr Mohammed Kawu also said they have been reunited with their families

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says those who were not properly kitted at the burial of Abba Kyari, the late chief of staff to the president, tested negative to COVID-19.

Dr Mohammed Kawu, Acting Secretary, FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Sunday.

Kawu explained that they have also completed the mandatory 14 days isolation and have been reunited with their families.

Recall that had reported that amid growing dialogue on who becomes Nigeria's next chief of staff, members of the federal executive council are reportedly pushing for the appointment of one of them as Abba Kyari's successor.

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Some of the ministers who want one of them to be chosen have set the wheel on the fast lane in order to convince President Muhammadu Buhari that one of them is capable of taking the baton where Kyari dropped it.

PAY ATTENTION: Download our mobile app to enjoy the latest news update recalls that Kyari, considered the most powerful chief of staff in the history of Nigeria, died on Friday, April 17, at the First Consultants Hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos after weeks of a battle with complications from Covid-19 infection.

The Borno-born lawyer turned politician was buried on Saturday, April 18, according to Islamic rites. He was interred at exactly 11.20am at the military cemetery in Abuja’s Gudu neighbourhood amidst tears from family members and supporters.

While Kyari's death is a big blow that left a huge scar in the hearts of friends and family members, it is apparently a big loss in the Buhari-led administration which he co-managed with his powerful influence as the chief of staff.

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