Nigeria confirmed its first fatality from coronavirus, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in a tweet on Monday.
The deceased is Suleiman Achimugu, a former managing director of the Pipeline and Product Marketing Company (PPMC).
Achimugu recently returned to Nigeria following a medical procedure in the United Kingdom with underlying medical conditions including multiple myeloma and diabetes and was undergoing chemotherapy, the NCDC said.
Sadly, Nigeria records its first #COVID19 death in Nigeria . 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 sincere condolences to the family pic.twitter.com/RKQx79eBCV
— WHO Nigeria (@WHONigeria) March 23, 2020
According to a statement by his family, Achimugu died on Sunday, March 22 while receiving treatment at a specialist hospital after he tested positive.