The ambulance conveying the body of the late Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari left for the Gudu Cemetry after the Muslim prayers were said at the Defence House in Maitama, Abuja.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, announced on Twitter just before rites began there would be no room for condolence visits or other ceremonies.
“In strict observation of the protocol put in place for the burial of Coronavirus victims by the @NCDCgov and the Federal Ministry of Health, the funeral prayer and burial will be private.
“Thereafter,there will be no such ceremonies as condolence visits. Well meaning friends, family members and the general public are encouraged to pray for the repose of Abba Kyari’s soul.
“May Allah grant the family and nation the fortitude to bear the loss”, Shehu said.