Ohanaeze Ndigbo, an apex pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari over the death of his Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari.
The condolence message was contained in a statement issued by the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Nnia Nwodo, in Enugu on Saturday.
“It is with shock that I learnt of the demise of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, as a result of the deadly Coronavirus.
“On behalf of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, I commiserate with President Muhammadu Buhari and the good people of Nigeria on this unfortunate development.
“With the death of Kyari, all Nigerians should now understand that nobody, both high and low, is exempted from this ravaging pandemic.
“We should observe strictly all the precautionary measures put in place by government and medical professionals, especially social distancing.
“This exhortation has become more imperative because from reports, the virus is said not to be a city case alone anymore, but that it has crept into communities, making it more ominous and dangerous,’’ he said. (NAN)