UPDATE I: Coronavirus: Buhari Tests Negative, Kyari Is Positive

Mallam Abba Kyari. (23, September 1952 - April 17, 2020.)

BEVERLY HILLS, March 24, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has tested negative for the coronavirus but his Chief of Staff, Mr. Abba Kyari, has contracted the virus according results of tests carried out by Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.

A report by THISDAY citing presidency sources said the test on the President was done after Mr. Kyari tested positive.

Mr. Kyari had returned to Nigeria from Germany, one of the high-risk countries, where he met with Siemens’ officials over Nigeria’s poor power issues.

News reports had earlier said Mr. Kyari had been coughing.

Mr. Kyari did not self-isolate for 14 days as directed by the NCDC following his return. He attended last week’s FEC meeting and sat between the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Head of Service.

R-L: President Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SGF Boss Mustapha, Mr. Kyari, Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Mrs. Folasade Yemi-Esan, NSA Maj. Gen. Babagana Mongonu, Minister of State Works and Housing Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu at FEC meeting -March 18, 2020.

Multiple attempts to get President Buhari’s spokesmen, Garba Shehu and Femi Adesina to comment on the report have not been successful as they have not responded to calls or text messages.

This is a developing event…