Abba Kyari — the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari — died on Friday, April 17, 2020, according to the presidency .
Kyari died at 67 following complications from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
One thing that seems to be confusing people is the likelihood that Kyari might not have died on Friday, April 17.
If data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is anything to go by, there appears to be a mix-up on the date he passed away.
First Cardiology Consultants, a private hospital located in Ikoyi, Lagos. (C) First Cardiology Consultants
The Lagos State Commissioner for health, Professor Akin Abayomi, on Saturday, stated that Kyari, until his demise, was receiving treatment at First Cardiology Consultants, a private hospital located in Ikoyi, Premium Times reports.
And this was also confirmed in an earlier statement from President Buhari’s aide, Bashir Ahmad, who tweeted that Kyari was in Lagos receiving care.
On Saturday, in announcing the daily Lagos COVID-19 reports for Friday, April 17, the health commissioner said 32 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the state on April 17, with three deaths.
Professor Abayomi mentioned the three deaths to include two males and a female. “The deceased are 2 males and 1 female aged 52, 63 and 67. Two of the dead had underlying health issues,” he tweeted.
The health commissioner added: “The 2 males had no travel history or record of contact with any infected person” – meaning they caught the coronavirus here in Nigeria.
However, this doesn’t seem to be in line with the fact that Kyari contracted the coronavirus while on an official trip to Germany and Egypt.
Or, perhaps the case of his death was recorded earlier or maybe in another state or not even captured at all.
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