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Nigeria’s Chief of Staff, Kyari, buried in Abuja

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The body of the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Malam Abba Kyari, has been interred in Abuja.

Kyari, who died on Friday after testing positive for coronavirus,  was buried at the Gudu Cemetery, Abuja, about 11.12am.

Persecondnews recalls that Nigeria’s COVID-19 deaths have risen to 17.

Kyari’s body was lowered into the grave shortly after prayers was made for him at the Defence House, Maitama, Abuja.

The burial was attended by top government officials including governors and ministers conducted under the supervision of the officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).In the wake of the death of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, from the dreaded coronavirus, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has warned Nigerians to refrain from attending mass gatherings.

The centre asked Nigerians to adhere to its guidelines on safe burial of victims of the virus.

The NCDC made the appeal in a message it posted across its social media handles on Saturday.

The message read, “Even at this time, as we mourn loved ones lost to COVID-19, including recently deceased Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, we need to refrain from attending mass gatherings to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

“Let us #StaySafe and protect each other.

“Our guidance on ensuring safe and dignified burial while preventing the spread of #COVID19 can be found at: https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/

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