#Covid19: Social distancing not observed at Abba Kyari’s funeral


Late chief of staff to the President, Abba Kyari,  has been buried in Abuja.
On Friday, the presidency announced the death of Kyari who died as a result of complications from coronavirus
The president’s chief of staff was on self-isolation after testing positive for the disease late March.

The burial rites for the late chief of staff were conducted at Gudu cemetery in Abuja.
Safety measures were barely observed as his body was moved from the ambulance by NCDC staff.
Hand gloves and sanitizers were shared, as all cleaned their hands and wore gloves but social distancing was NOT observed.

Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, who was among those at the funeral, said “the funeral and burial are strictly private.”

He commended the NCDC and the Federal Ministry of Health for making every arrangement for the burial.

In a tweet, presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad, had said Kyari would be buried in the day according to Islamic rights.

Appointed Chief of Staff in August 2015, he became considered one of the most influential and powerful members of the Buhari administration.

Prior to his foray into politics, Kyari had a professional career as a lawyer and spent years in the banking industry, rising to become the Chief Executive Officer of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) at some point.

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