Mallam Abba Kyari was buried Saturday morning at Gudu Cemetery in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT with scores of people at the graveside.
Contrary to the statement by Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu that it would be strictly a private affair, many people were gathered at the cemetery where the late Chief of Staff was buried.
Prayer for the deceased was offered while the body was still inside the hearse that brought it, and after the burial rites, a second prayer was offered.
All the pallbearers were decked in Hazmat suits, in line with WHO and NCDC protocols and all the people at the graveyard wore face masks.
Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Buhari since 2015, died in Lagos on Friday, from complications arising from COVID-19 infection. Bar in 1984.