The late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, will be buried on Saturday (today) in Abuja.
Personal Assistant on New Media to President Buhari, Basir Ahmad, made this known on his Twitter handle on Saturday morning.
He said, “Mallam Abba Kyari will be buried later today in Abuja according to Islamic rites.
Summitnews gathered that Muslim prayers will be held for Kyari at the Defence House and his burial will take place at Gudu Cemetery in Abuja.
Confirming the arrival of the body of the Chief of Staff, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu said, “We just received the body of Abba Kyari the deceased Chief of Staff to 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.
May Allah grant the family and nation the fortitude to bear the loss.”
Kyari died on Friday as a result of complications from Coronavirus.