Kyari’s Demise Tells You That COVID-19 Is Here to Kill – SGF Mustapha

The death of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, should prove that the Novel Coronavirus is real, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, stated.

Speaking with journalists at the Gudu Cemetery, Abuja, on Saturday, during the final internment of the late Chief of Staff, the SGF, therefore, called on all Nigerians to see the message that the death of Kyari had sought to send out: that the COVID-19 disease is in the country and it is here to kill.

While describing Kyari’s death a personal loss to President Muhammadu Buhari, himself and the nation at large, Mustapha recalled that the late Chief of Staff dedicated his life to serving Nigeria and the office that he was assigned to work from.

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He, therefore appealed to all to Nigerians to take all the instructions and advisories issued by the Presidential Task Force PTF on COVID-19 Pandemic, the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) and the Ministry of Health seriously and avoid activities and circumstances capable of endangering their lives.

“There are very big lessons to learn from the death of Abba Kyari. One of the key lessons for me is that this thing is real and it has come home. How closer can it be to us than this? That is why I keep saying that we should not play with this issue, it is not a joke.

“It has come to ravage our people, ravage our health and ravage our wealth as a nation so we must take it more seriously and the advisory that has gone out about social distancing, washing of hands and staying at home is not punitive, they are meant for our good.

“We have seen it now, that it has come home to us. If we were thinking of people who had passed on as a result of COVID-19 from a distance, it is not far now. It is just like a brother or friend or a relative that has passed on. This is a man we worked with on a daily basis, you see him virtually every day so it’s a big lesson that our people should not joke with this, we must wash our hands, stay at home, use sanitizers and follow all the advisories religiously,” he said.

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He gave assurance that Nigeria is capable of dealing with the imported virus because President Buhari had put all measures in place for successfully fighting and ending the scourge.

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