Monday, March 23, 2020

First coronavirus death recorded in Nigeria

The first coronavirus death has been recorded in Nigeria.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the case was a 67-year-old male who returned following a medical procedure in UK.

He had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma and diabetes and was undergoing chemotherapy.

The man has now been revealed as a former Managing Director of the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), Suleiman Achimugu. PPMC is the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) subsidiary in charge of petroleum products marketing and distribution.