A senior personal assistant and a very close aide on Domestic Affairs to President Muhammadu Buhari, Sarki Abba, has alledgly tested positive for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
It was disclosed that Abba had not been seen at the Presidential Villa since after he was reported to have contracted the virus.
A source in the Presidency told Top Gist Portal that those who had come in close vontact with him had also been asked to self-isolate.
President Buhari Closest Aide Contracts Covid-19
“Abba was tested and confirmed positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago but his current stand as we speak is unknown, whether he has turned out negative or not.
“All I know is there’s a conspiracy of silence with regards to his status,” the source said.
Top Gist Portal recalls that President Buhari had in April lost his former Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari.
The late Abba Kyari, a close aide to the present and seen as a member of the presidential cabal, had died from covid-19 complications.
The death of Kyari had forced drastic safety measures to be adopted to protect the President, who has himself battled an undisclosed ailment and had visited UK several times in recent years for medical attention.