The government of Lagos State on Saturday said the Chief of Staff to the President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari died at First Cardiology Consultants Hospital in Lagos, a private hospital in upscale Ikoyi, from complications from COVID-19.
The state Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi in a statement said the hospital is accredited to treat the disease.
“Following enquiries on the passing away of the Chief of Staff to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mallam Abba Kyari on Friday 17th April 2020, the Lagos State Government states that: Mallam Abba Kyari died from complications of Coronavirus infection at First Cardiology Consultants in Lagos.
“This hospital is a Lagos State designated high care, biosecurity-compliant, COVID-19 facility, accredited by the Health Facility Management and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) of the Lagos State Ministry of Health.
“As a basis for accreditation, First Cardiology Consultants established a separate specialist wing with staff dedicated to the treatment of complicated cases of COVID-19, under the supervision of the Lagos State COVID-19 emergency response team.”
Kyari was buried on Saturdayat the Gudu Cemetery, Abuja under Islamic tradition.