CONVID-19: Nigeria loses top Petroleum Marketing official
By Omolade Adegbuyi
The former Managing Director, Pipeline and Product Marketing Company, (PPMC)has died of CONVID-19. He is the first fatality to be recorded in CONVID-related death in Nigeria. Mr Suleiman Achimugu died in the early hours of this morning.
A family source in a statement made available to Irohinoodua noted “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 has since been buried according to Islamic rites
The statement signed by Abubakar Achimugu stated that Suleiman died of COVID 19 on Sunday, few days after he arrived Nigeria from the United Kingdom.
“He was in self-isolation upon his return from the UK and personally called Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC) after experiencing some discomfort that are related to COVID 19 symptoms.”
He was said to have 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.”
The family urged the public to sustain the social distancing and restriction advice “as we all walk through this very difficult time.”