A former Managing Director, Petroleum Products Marketing Company, PPMC, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Suleiman Achimugu, died over night from Coronavirus.
He is the first casualty in Nigeria since the pandemic virus entered the country through an Italian.
iBrandTV gathered that he got back from United Kingdom two weeks ago, and started exhibiting symptoms on Tuesday.
However, the family reported to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, and they came to the house and took his blood specimen.
“They never got back to the family. As of yesterday afternoon, he was coughing profusely, so they called the NCDC to inquire about his results. It turned out positive.
“They picked him up and rushed him to Gwagwalada, where he died at exactly 2am this morning.
“His family are currently under quarantine in their house. He was in same flight with Muhammad Atiku,” a source told iBrandTV.
The NCDC will handle the burial.