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Suleiman Achimugu, a former Managing Director of Pipelines and Products Marketing Company has been identified as the 67-year-old Nigerian who died from COVID-19, the family has confirmed.

The family of Suleiman Achimugu has confirmed his death to Coronavirus and becomes the first person to die of the virus in Nigeria.

In a statement on Monday, Abubakar Achimugu on behalf of the family said:

“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 receiving treatment.”

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