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Former PPMC Boss, Achimugu identified as first coronavirus death in Nigeria

Former PPMC Boss, Achimugu identified as first coronavirus death in Nigeria

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A former Managing Director of Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, (PPMC), Suleiman Achimugu has died of Coronavirus, according to a family source.

PPMC is the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) subsidiary in charge of petroleum products marketing and distribution.

Abubukar Achimugu, a family member who made the announcement, stated that the deceased has since been buried according to Islamic rites.


“Our family is deeply saddened to inform you of the sudden death of our beloved Father, Uncle, Brother and friend. Engr. Suleiman Achimugu (former MD of PPMC).

“He died of COVID 19 on 22/03/2020 some days after he arrived Nigeria from the UK.

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“He was in self-isolation upon his return from the UK and personally called NCDC after experiencing some discomfort that are related to COVID 19 symptoms.

“He tested positive and was promptly evacuated to the specialist hospital. He died while receiving treatment.

“We implore the general public to pray upon his soul and the recovery of infected persons. Your thoughts and prayers would be appreciated.

“Please maintain the public social distancing and restriction advice as we all walk through this very difficult time.

“He has since been buried according to Islamic rites. May Allah SWA have mercy on him. Ameen


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FOR THE Family.” The statement said.

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