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Covid-19: Atiku, Melaye, Fani-Kayode, others react to Abba Kyari’s test result

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Several Nigerians, including prominent figures, have reacted to the ailing health status of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.

POLITICS NIGERIA reported how Kyari, who recently arrived in Nigeria from Germany, tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Nigeria has recorded a total of 42 Covid-19 cases, two deaths, and two recoveries. The forty cases cut across patients from Abuja, Lagos, Edo, Oyo, Ekiti and Ogun states.

Sources in the Presidency have disclosed that Kyari has been indoors since the test result was announced.

Meanwhile, as at the time of filing this report, presidential media aides are yet to deny the reports or speak on Kyari’s test result.

However, former Vice president, Atiku Abubakar, Former Aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode and Former Kogi senator, Dino Melaye have sympathised with Kyari.

“My thoughts and prayers are with Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari. Allah ya kare mu gabaki daya, kuma ya bashi lafiya,” Abubakar posted on Twitter.

The former Aviation minister also posted: “I just confirmed that my old friend & brother Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to Pres. Buhari has tested positive to Covid 19.

“I sincerely & honestly wish him well &pray for a quick recovery for him just as I do for all other Nigerians that have tested positive, including @atiku’s son.

“My empathy and prayer goes to Alh. Abba Kyari ( Chief of Staff) to Mr President. Our Good Lord will heal you and heal our land,” Dino stated.

Nonetheless, in the reactions obtained from social media, some sympathised with Kyari while others chastised him for not isolating himself after arriving in the country from Germany.

POLITICS NIGERIA gathered that Kyari was one of the presidential emissaries who visited Governor Yayah Bello on March 17, following the demise of his mother.

See the reactions below

@DemolaRewaju
Abba Kyari should be sacked. This is gross irresponsibility and negligence, exposing the President of the Federal Republic to a Virus after being exposed to it in 2 countries demands nothing short of the immediate sack as CoS. But the question is: can Abba Kyari sack Abba Kyari?

@OgbeniDipo
So Abba Kyari really exposed Buhari to danger. Why didn’t he self isolate once he got back from Germany?:man-facepalming::skin-tone-5::man-facepalming::skin-tone-5:

@gimbakakanda
I don’t care how close we are, if I see you celebrating the reported Coronavirus status of Abba Kyari, I’m going to unfollow you. And I’m never ever going to respect you again. We can disagree and all, but we should never ever lose our empathy. It’s what defines us eventually.

@elnathan_john
Me I am just happy that the president tested negative. We cannot have that man with all his conditions getting it. And no matter how useless he is, Nigeria cannot afford that crisis.

https://twitter.com/elnathan_john/status/1242389953545371648

@woye1
Abba Kyari was irresponsible guys. He should have isolated himself. The office stays, but human beings will go and come. Where is the Minister of Power that was in his entourage? Even though the trip benefited Nigeria in terms of our power problem. Shut down Aso rock now.

@IamShehu
If Abba Kyari indeed is infected & took it to Ask rock & we know that the virus is most brutal to the elderly with weak immune systems & we know that 98% of our leaders are always flying out for medical checkups. Hmmm heavenly FATHER is that the plan? :thinking_face: #COVID19NIGERIA

@Nedunaija
Abba Kyari is the gateway to President Buhari. Anyone who has seen Buhari since Kyari came back from his trip is at risk right now. Nigeria’s political/business elite at high risk. All thanks to Kyari’s irresponsible behaviour.

@fisayosoyombo
Abba Kyari testing +ve for coronavirus is the worst possible news we could get today. How many more people in Aso Rock & the Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus has he infected with his refusal to self-isolate on returning from Germany? Good, though, that Buhari is -ve.

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2 Comments

  1. Did you think that these men deserves to live? Men who their act and under their watch thousands has been send to untimely grave. FG is panicking over 40 cases and 2 death. His men herdsmen and B/H, Army, DSS is sending Hundreds to grave daily.

  2. God is about to get back to them I pray that him and tinubus don’t escape this coronnavirus. Chief of staff thank you for bringing coronnavirus inside the evil house.

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