Abba Kyari Still Buhari’s Chief Of Staff

Kyari was President Buhari’s Chief of Staff from August 2015, till April 18, 2020, when he died of COVID-19 complications, compelling the president to appoint Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari as his replacement on May 12 2020.

President Muhammadu Buhari's late Chief Of Staff, Mr. Abba Kyari / Photo credit: The Sun
President Muhammadu Buhari's late Chief Of Staff, Mr. Abba Kyari / Photo credit: The Sun

Late Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, is still being referred to as the current CoS on official website of the State House.

Kyari was President Buhari’s Chief of Staff from August 2015, till April 18, 2020, when he died of COVID-19 complications, compelling the president to appoint Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari as his replacement on May 12 2020.

However, a check by The Interview on Friday, June 12, revealed that Abba Kyari’s name was still on State House Website as Buhari’s CoS..

The State House official website, https://statehouse.gov.ng/presidency/office-of-the-president, says that the office of the president is overseen by Kyari who was appointed in August 2015, adding that he is the present CoS.

“The Office of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces is overseen by the Chief of Staff to the President. The current occupant of that position is Alhaji Abba Kyari, appointed August 27, 2015.

“The Chief of Staff manages the President’s schedule and correspondence, and any other duties that may be assigned by the President.

“The Office of the President comprises staff who perform the following functions: Administrative Duties, Protocol, Security and Media”, the information on the website reads.

Screenshot of the State House Website.
Screenshot of the State House Website.

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