The former MD of the PPMC, Suleiman Achimugu, is reportedly the first man to die of Covid-19 in Nigeria.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Monday, confirmed this on social media on Monday.
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
According to reports, his family members are reportedly under quarantine at their home.
A statement from the family issued by Abubakar Achimugu said the deceased had been buried according to Islamic rites.