The Ex-Boss of the PPMC, Suleiman Achimugu, is dead.

Abuja records the first death from coronavirus. Suleiman Achimugu is the first casualty of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

The former Pipeline Products Marketing Company (PPMC) Managing Director 2003 to 2007, Suleiman Achimugu died in the early hours of today from the novel coronavirus.

Abuja records the first death from coronavirus. Suleiman Achimugu is the first casualty of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

 In a statement by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC):

“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.”

Achimugu is said to have arrived in Nigeria from the UK two weeks ago. He reportedly started showing symptoms of the disease on Tuesday. His family are said to have reported to the NCDC soon after, with the health authorities coming to the house to take a blood sample. According to the result it was Positive.

He rushed to the hospital at Gwagwalada, FCT. Achimugu died at 2 am Monday morning.  His family are currently under quarantine in their house.

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Monday said that the family of the late ex- who is involved in the burial arrangement, asked to state the burial arrangements, he said that since the deceased was no longer in the service of the corporation at the time of the incident, the burial arrangement would be strictly a family affair.

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