The late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu u Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari, it is revealed, died from Coronavirus infection at the First Cardiology Consultants facility in Lagos State.
In a press release issued by Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Saturday, it said the facility is staffed with dedicated work force.
The statement read, “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.”
Prof. Abayomi’s release put to bed the long-held speculations that the late Mallam Kyari had been flown overseas for treatment upon contracting the virus.