Nigeria Center for Disease control on Monday announced first death from coronavirus cases.
“The 1st #COVID19 death in Nigeria has been recorded. The case was a 67 year old male who returned home following medical treatment in UK.
“He had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma & diabetes & was undergoing chemotherapy. Our thoughts are with his family.” according to Official twitter handle of NCDC.
The former MD of PPMC Suleiman Achimugu died over night from corona virus.. He is the first casualty in Nigeria.
Reports said he got back from UK and started exhibiting symptoms.
The family reported to the NCDC. They came to the house and took his blood specimen.
As of Sunday (22 March) he was said to be coughing profusely. So they called the NCDC to inquire about his results..
It turned out positive. They picked him up and rushed him to Gwagwalada. He died at 2am this morning.
His family are currently under quarantine in their house. The NCDC will handle the burial.
Meanwhile, the family of Suleiman Achimugu has confirmed the former Managing Director (MD) of Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC) died of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Abubakar Achimugu, who made this known in a statement on behalf of the family on Monday, said Suleiman died on Sunday.
The statement reads: “Our family is deeply saddened to inform you of the sudden death of our beloved Father, Uncle, Brother and friend. Engr. Suleiman Achimugu (former Md of PPMC).
“He died of COVID 19 on 22/03/2020 some days after he arrived Nigeria from the UK. He was in self isolation upon his return from the UK and personally called NCDC after experiencing some discomfort that are related to COVID 19 symptoms.
“He tested positive and was promptly evacuated to the specialist hospital. He died while recieving treatment.
“We implore the general public to pray upon his soul and the recovery of infected persons.Your thoughts and prayers would be appreciated.
“Please maintain the public social distancing and restriction advice as we all walk through this very difficult time.
“He has since been buried according to Islamic rites.May Allah SWA have mercy on him. Ameen”.
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