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Achimugu, former director general of PPMC, dies of COVID-19

A former PPMC director general, Suleiman Achimugu, who was among those confirmed to have contracted the Corona virus in Nigeria, died according to a family source.
A family member, Abubukar Achimugu, said in a statement that the deceased had since been buried in accordance with Islamic rites.
“I just lost an uncle of the Corona virus at the specialized hospital in Gwagwalada this morning. Alhaji Suleiman Achimugu retired from PPMC as a GM group. He returned 10 days ago from the UK and was isolated.
“Now his house is tolerated and the whole family is quarantined and the body should not be returned to us.
“Let’s put him in our prayers and ask God to send us urgent help,” said Kashim Abubakar, a cousin of the late Achimugu.
Another family member, Abubakar Achimugu, however, confirmed that the deceased had been buried.
“Our family is deeply saddened to inform you of the sudden death of our father, uncle, brother and beloved friend. Engr. Suleiman Achimugu (former MD of PPMC).
“He died of COVID-19 on 03/22/2020, a few days after his arrival in Nigeria from the United Kingdom.
“He was in isolation upon his return from the UK and personally called NCDC after experiencing some discomfort from the symptoms of COVID-19.
“He tested positive and was quickly evacuated to the specialized hospital. He died during treatment.
“We implore the general public to pray over their souls and the recovery of those infected. Your thoughts and prayers would be appreciated.
“Please maintain the public councils of social distancing and restriction as we all go through this very difficult time.
“He has since been buried according to Islamic rites. May Allah (SWA) have mercy on him, ”Abubukar wrote on behalf of the family.

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