President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief Of Staff, Abba Kyari has tested positive for coronavirus.
Kyari travelled to Germany on Saturday, March 7, to meet with officials of Siemens in Munich on the Nigerian electricity expansion programme, where he spent a week before returning to the country on Saturday, March 14.
Reports say Kyari also attended a meeting the next day, March 15, after arriving in Nigeria, where he and those in attendance discussed containing the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.
It was at the meeting, Kyari was said to have started showing symptoms of COVID-19 when he coughed intermittently.
He then submitted himself for a test, which came out positive.
This is coming shortly after the Presidency in a letter signed by Kyari wrote to the leadership of National Assembly, asking that it directs its members who recently returned to the country from abroad to report themselves at the nearest test centre of NCDC.
Kyari noted in the letter that “airport screenings are our primary line of defence and refusal by any citizen to subject to these tests is a threat to our nation.”
So far, Nigeria has recorded 40 confirmed case of Coronavirus and one death.