Suleiman Achimugu, Ex-Director Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC) has become the first Nigerian to die from the deadly Coronavirus in Nigeria.
The family confirmed the incident in a statement released to The Guardian:
“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,” the family spokesman Abubakar Achimugu said in the statement.
“He tested positive and was promptly evacuated to the specialist hospital. He died while receiving treatment,”
Achimugu will be the first citizen to die from COVID-19 in Nigeria.