COVID-19 Fatality: NNPC GMD, Kyari announces Achimugu’s death, says he had no contact with corporation’s staff

COVID-19 Fatality: NNPC GMD, Kyari announces Achimugu’s death, says he had no contact with corporation’s staff

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says the country’s
first Coronavirus victim, Mr Suleiman Achimugu, a former Managing
Director of NNPC’s subsidiary, Petroleum Pipeline Marketing Companyf
(PPMC), had no contact with any staff member since he returned from UK
a fortnight ago.  The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Malam Mele
Kyari, said on his twitter handle @MKKyari on Monday while announcing
the passing on of Achimugu,.  “We regret to announce the demise of
Engr. Sulaiman Achimugu,, former MD PPMC early this morning. Following
his travel history of return to Nigeria on 10th March, his family
members that have contact with him are on mandatory quarantine and no
exposure to NNPC whatsoever. RIP,’’ he twitted.  It was  reported
Achimugu’s death in  Abuja as the first casualty in Nigeria since the
pandemic hit the country in February.  He came back from UK about two
weeks ago and started exhibiting some symptoms on Tuesday.  He was
rushed to Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital where he died at 2.00am on
Monday.    Meanwhile, his family members are currently under
quarantine in their home in Abuja.

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