Latest reports say three aides who work directly with the Chief of Staff to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria have tested positive as threats of the coronavirus spreads to Abuja,
Abba Kyari had tested positive to the fast spreading Coronavirus, according to reports.
Accounts of his alleged affliction first spread as a rumour, but information which has filtered into the public domain confirm that the top presidential aide has ptobably made contact with the virus.
Kyari who has emerged as one of the most powerful men in Nigeria today may have to stay away from his duty post.
Abuja has eight recorded cases. Given what is playing out, the office of the Chief of Staff appears to have contributed four cases of the coronavirus.
The office of the Chief of Staff is critical, and without the President’s top manager who oversees activities in the Villa, moves may already be on to find one who may temporarily stand in, should that become necessary.
There are growing fears that many powerful persons who are in regular contact with Kyari may be afflicted.
Reporters are learning through sources that a governor from the North Central geopolitical region may have been among visitors who interacted with the Chief of Staff recently.
President Muhammadu Buhari, faced by the incursion made by the virus into the Presidential Villa, has undergone a coronavirus test.
There is no evidence that the President has symptoms of the dreaded virus.
Meanwhile, the family of Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called for prayers from the Nigerian people.
One of the sons of the prominent politician has tested positive to the coronavirus.
Atiku who made the plea on his Twitter handle affirmed doctors were battling to get him out of danger.
We have learnt that the Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed has been admitted at a medical facility in Gwagwalada.
He is reportedly receiving medical attention at the facility which is one of the centres dedicated to the treatment of the virus.
So far, he is the only one who has tested positive in Bauchi State since the virus made its entry into the country.
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