UPDATED: Fmr PPMC managing director dies of Coronavirus, first in Nigeria

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By Shola Abayomi.

Mr. Suleiman Achumugu, former managing director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), is dead.

Mr. Achumugu died at 2am on Monday as a result of the rampaging Coronavirus, thus becoming the first person in Nigeria to be claimed by the disease that has put the world in panic.

The deceased, an indigene of Kogi State, reportedly returned from the United Kingdom two weeks ago. He was 67 years old.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had in a tweet on its verified Twitter handle on Monday disclosed that the victim had underlying medical conditions.

“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”, it tweeted.

 

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