Abba Kyari Dead of Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Early life and Education of Former Chief of Staff

Abba Kyari Dead of CoronaVirus : Abba Kyari died in an Abuja hospital on 17 April 2020,he died from complications related to COVID-19.  The ugly news of his death was made known to us on Friday 17th April 2O20.

 

Abba Kyari Dead of Coronavirus

 

Abba Kyari (OON) was a Nigerian politician who served as Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.

He had underlying health problems, including diabetes, was one of the high ranking politicians in Nigeria, one of the most powerful men in the country and the top official aide to President Muhammadu Buhari. He was said to have contracted the COVID-19 while on an official trip to Germany in March. He was confirmed to have contracted the virus on March 23, though it was revealed March 30. It was announced that he died of COVID-19 on Friday 17th April, 2020.

Abba Kyari Early life and Education

A Kanuri from Borno, not much is known about his early life. In 1980, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Warwick, and also received a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Cambridge. In 1983, he was called to the Nigerian Bar after attending the Nigerian Law School.

In 1984, he obtained a master’s degree in law from the University of Cambridge. He later attended the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland and participated in the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School, in 1992 and 1994, respectively.

Political Career

In August 2015, Kyari was appointed Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Kyari was an influential figure within the Buhari administration.During the administration’s first term, he worked mainly behind the scenes to implement the president’s agenda. In 2019 with Buhari’s re-election for a second term, he ordered his cabinet to channel all requests through Kyari’s office. Further enhancing his influence within government circles, and being labelled as the de facto head of government.

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In 2017, following a leaked memo, Kyari became embroiled in a public argument with the Head of Civil Service, who was later removed from office and arrested. In 2020, in another leaked memo, Babagana Monguno the National Security Adviser accused Kyari of meddling in matters of national security.

 Abba Kyari Family

Kyari was married to the sister-in-law of Ibrahim Tahir, and had four children.

 Abba Kyari Health Chanllenges

On March 24, 2020, it was made public that Kyari tested positive for COVID-19 on March 23, following an official trip to Germany nine days before.

Professional Career

Kyari worked for the law firm Fani-Kayode and Sowemimo for some time after his return to Nigeria.

From 1988 to 1990, he was Editor with the New Africa Holdings Limited Kaduna.

In 1990, he served as a Commissioner for Forestry and Animal Resources in Borno State.

From 1990 to 1995, Kyari was the secretary to the board of African International Bank Limited, a subsidiary of

Bank of Credit and Commerce International

Kyari was an executive director in charge of management services at the United Bank for Africa, and was later appointed the chief executive officer. In 2002, he was appointed a board director of Unilever Nigeria, and later served on the board of Exxon Mobil Nigeria.

Abba Kyari Death

Following his death by the pandemic and the deadly disease Covid -19, his burial will be announce as soon as possible. His burial will be known publicly on this site.

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