Perhaps to dispel the numerous conjectures surrounding where the late Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari was treated and, unfortunately, passed away, the Lagos State Ministry of Health (LSMOH) has come out clear the air.
In a statement issued late Saturday, 18th April 2020, the LSMOH said:
“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 COVID19 infection at First Cardiology Consultants in Lagos.”
The statement continued:
“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 LSMOH.”
It went to state that “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.”
The body of the late COS was interred in Abuja earlier on Saturday.