Lagos State government, where Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari died late yesterday, April 17, has confirmed that he died in a private hospital accredited for management of coronavirus cases.
In a statement today, April 18, the state commissioner for health, Dr. Akin Abayomi, said that the clarification was prompted by enquiries on the passing away of Abba Kyari.
“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.”