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ABBA KYARI: Buhari thanks Nigerians, commends them for maintaining social distancing order

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a thank you message to the many callers who condoled with him, the Kyari family and the nation, over the death of his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.

Abba died in a private hospital in Lagos on April 17 after contracting the dreaded Covid-19 disease and was buried in Abuja on April 18.

Many Nigerians sent in condolence messages to Buhari over the loss.

In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu on Monday, President Buhari expressed appreciation for their letters of condolence.

He also commended Nigerians for adhering to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic, including maintaining social distancing and staying at home, even as they mourn the deceased.

He said, “By heeding the calls to avoid large gatherings, you are playing a part in the effort to defeat the Coronavirus pandemic.”

READ ALSO: COVID-19: Presidential Task Force apologises to Nigerians for breach of NCDC guidelines during Kyari’s burial (Video)

Buhari’s commendation of Nigerians came same day the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Boss Mustapha apologised to Nigerians following disregard of social distancing order during the burial of Abba Kyari.

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