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Reports reaching expomaster show that Nigeria has just recorded the first case of death from the prominent COVID-19 pandemic terrorizing the world.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the COVID case on Monday via its verified Twitter handle. According to NCDC, the case was a 67-year-old male who returned home following medical treatment in the UK.

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

SEE TWEET BELOW

The 1st #COVID19 death in Nigeria has been recorded. 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 pic.twitter.com/A7STOjTQeW

— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 23, 2020

Meanwhile, the family of the victim has released a statement identifying him as Suleiman Achimugu, a former Managing Director of Pipeline and Product Marketing Company (PPMC).

The statement, which was signed by Abubakar Achimugu, said the victim was in self-isolation upon his return from the UK and personally called NCDC after experiencing some discomfort that was related to COVID-19 symptoms.

“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 March 22, 2020, some days after he arrived in Nigeria from the UK.” He was in self-isolation upon his return from the UK and personally called NCDC after experiencing some discomfort that was related to COVID-19 symptoms.

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“The victim tested positive and was promptly evacuated to the specialist hospital. He died while receiving treatment.

“We implore the general public to pray upon his soul and the recovery of infected persons. Your thoughts and prayers would be appreciated,” the statement read in part.

The victim has since been buried according to Islamic rites.

By Chibuzor Lawrence

I’m Chibuzor Lawrence, A Content Writer, SEO Specialist, and Web Designer. I have created this site to share ideas and general updates, especially lifehacks that will play an important role in your everyday life. Keep coming back for more here on expomaster.com.ng

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