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4 Prominent Nigerians Who Have Died Of Coronavirus

4 Prominent Nigerians Who Have Died Of Coronavirus
The coronavirus epidemic is getting more serious out out of control as over 1 million cases have been reported worldwide.
In Nigeria along, over 209 cases have been confirmed, with 4 reported dead and 25 already recovered. This isn't something so bad, if one was to look at the stats from other countries like the United States which have more than 300,000 confirmed cases and Spain which have more than 120,000 reported cases.
But in another way, if we consider the speed at which the virus is spreading in order countries and the number of people already tested in Nigeria, you'd have to agree with me that we still have a long way to go.
Countries like Falkland Islands, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste have only reported one case, with zero death tolls (information gotten from wikipedia, 4/4/2020). This is commendably, especially in a period like this when many countries of the world are curbing international travels.

Have any Nigerian died of  coronavirus in Nigeria?

With over 209 confirmed cases in Nigeria, every Nigerian should fasten his/her seat belts while we prepare for the worst. While we should be glad that 25 (more than 10%) people recovered, we should also be conscious of the precautions to take in order to reduce the spread of the virus.

Already, a number of influential Nigerians, including politicians and celebrities have reportedly been infected. From Chief of Staff to the President of Nigeria, Abba Kyari to singer Davido's fiancee, Chioma Avril Rowland.
Also, Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State and his colleague in Oyo State, Seyi Makinde have also tested positive to the virus.

Now the big question is...who are the four people already reported dead? Let's run through the list, and don't forget to take good care of yourselves as we enter a new week.

• Dr Alfa Sa’adu

Nigerians Who Have Died Of Coronavirus
Dr Alfa Sa’adu was until his death, a medical director at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Essex and Ealing NHS Trust and worked at many hospitals in the capital.
He died on Tuesday afternoon at the age of 68 at the Whittington Hospital in North London. Dr Alfa Sa’adu was one of the most respected Nigerians in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and died of complications from the coronavirus disease.

• Bassey Offiong

Nigerians Who Have Died Of Coronavirus
Bassey Offiong was until his death, a Western Michigan University senior. He was reportedly denied a test for the coronavirus, even after exhibiting key symptoms including fever, shortness of breath and fatigue.
Bassey was due to graduate this spring with a chemical engineering degree, but died over the weekend.

• Dr Kole Abayomi

Nigerians Who Have Died Of Coronavirus
Kole Abayomi, who was the former director-general of the Nigeria Law School died on Thursday, April 3 in the United Kingdom (UK) after contracting coronavirus.
Abayomi who taught in the Nigerian Law School, rose to the position of Director-General in November 2004. He was called to to the Nigerian Bar in 1966 and admitted to the Inner Bar in 2005. 

• Suleiman Achimugu

4 Prominent Nigerians Who Have Died Of Coronavirus
Suleiman Achimugu was a former managing director of Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC). He died on the 23rd of March, after returning from the United Kingdom.
according to a statement by the family spokesman, Abubakar Achimugu, the deceased 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.
Suleiman Achimugu was the first Nigerian to die of the coronavirus disease.

These are not the only people that have died from the virus, there is also the case of an unnamed, 55-year-old man who recently returned from The Netherlands. He became the first person to die of the virus in Lagos State after being pronounced dead on April 3.

Before you leave, also check out these 5 tips on getting high paying remote jobs in Nigeria. It'll go a long way towards helping you as you stay at home this period.

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