The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, is dead.
Mr Kyari died of coronavirus and was receiving treatment at a private hospital in Lagos for the disease.
His death was announced by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, in a Tweet early on Saturday.
“Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, passes on. May God rest his soul. Amen. Funeral arrangements to be announced soon,” Mr Adesina wrote.