A former Managing Director of NNPC’s subsidiary, Petroleum Pipeline Marketing Company, (PPMC), Mr Suleiman Achimugu, has died in Abuja from coronavirus.
PerSecondnews reports that he is the first casualty in Nigeria since the pandemic hit the country in February.
He came back from UK about two weeks ago and started exhibiting some symptoms on Tuesday.
A source said the family reported to the National Centre for Disease Control, Abuja.
“They came to the house and took his blood specimen. They never got back to the family.
“As of yesterday afternoon, he was 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 hospital where he died at 2.00am today,” the source said.
Meanwhile, his family members are currently under quarrantine in their home.
Family Message below
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