The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, has tested positive for the coronavirus days after returning from an official trip to Germany, TheCable NG reports.

The online newspaper in its reports said Kyari ran the test on Saturday based on medical advice, although he was not exhibiting any symptoms.

The result came back on Monday positive and he has gone into isolation afterwards despite no signs of symptoms.


President Buhari was however negative after being advised to run a test following Kyari’s result which came out positive.

Alongside Sale Mamman, minister of power, Buhari’s chief of staff had attended a meeting in Germany with officials of Siemens to discuss issues relating to the Nigerian power sector.

A letter Kyari wrote to the leadership of the national assembly on how federal lawmakers returning from overseas trips were allegedly evading screening had gone viral earlier on Monday.

Nigeria currently has 40 cases of coronavirus.

The presidency is yet to comment on the COVID-19 status of Kyari and health authorities have also not spoken about it.

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But the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed a fresh COVID-19 case in Abuja on Monday.

It is not certain if the NCDC confirmed fresh case was that of Abba Kyari.

The has been growing anxiety at the

TheCable had reported about the anxiety at the presidential villa in Abuja over the self-isolation of Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi.

Kyari’s result has, however, sparked off anxiety within the Aso Rock Villa.