The President’s Chief of Staff Abba Kyari has died after contracting the coronavirus. ”The Presidency regrets to announce the passage of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari.” A spokesperson for the Presidency, Garba Shehu tweeted.
The IPOB leader had insisted the Chief of Staff was dead after he was hurriedly flown out of the country in March for treatment of the coronavirus alongside ‘an impostor’ in place of ‘the dead president Buhari’ believed to be a Sudan national, Jubril Al Sudani.
The presidency tried to deny by making several conflicting statements; first insisting Mr. Kyari was self-isolating in the Defence House, Maitama and later saying he checked himself into the isolation center in Gwagwalada, Abuja.
He was soon afterwards reported to have been moved to the Infectious disease treatment center in Lagos, a statement the Lagos Commissioner of Health, Akin Abayomi denied at the time, saying the Lagos state government was “unaware of Kyari’s whereabouts.”
Several pronouncements by the IPOB leader has turned out to be true. In a recent pronouncement, Kanu said the Chinese company CCECC has “taken -over from the British” control of the Presidency with the arrival of a supposed “team of medical experts from China” who he says are representatives of the Chinese government.
The CCECC and five other Chinese firms operating in Nigeria have been blacklisted by the World Bank and declared ineligible for any World bank-financed projects.
Many government officials who had met with the dead Chief of Staff fell ill after contracting the deadly Coronavirus, some are believed to have recovered while many still remain in isolation where they are supposedly receiving treatments.
Chukwugozie Okeke reporting, Obinwannem News