Tribute And Profile Of Suleiman Achimugu First Nigerian To Die Of Coronavirus

The news was broke this morning that Nigeria has recorded its first death from coronavirus. Suleiman Achimugu has become first Nigerian and only Nigerian who will die from coronavirus pandemic.

Mystatenews is paying tribute Suleiman Achimugu the former PPMC boss, his contributions to the development of his fatherland Nigeria, Rising to the position of Managing Director of Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, he offered a lot to Nigeria before his death.

Mr Suleiman Achimugu said to have returned from the United Kingdom to Nigeria two weeks ago where he would contact the virus. His blood sample was tested and it came out to be positive. Suleiman Achimugu said to have died after several coughing throughout yesterday, on Sunday before he was eventually dead at exactly 2 AM Monday morning.

Profile Of Suleiman Achimugu

Many have been throwing tribute to this man, our focus here is to show Nigerians who was really Suleiman Achimugu. He was from Kogi State Nigeria. Suleiman Achimugu’s educational background is yet to be ascertained but he rose to the position of Managing Director of Pipelines and Products Marketing Company.

He is said to have a history of cancer that was what speeding his contact of coronavirus. He won the battle of cancer but he failed to win against coronavirus.

Tribute Of Suleiman Achimugu

The family of the deceased has already made a statement concerning his death, According to the Premium Times, the statement signed by a member of the family, Abubakar Achimugu reads:


” 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 in Nigeria from the UK.

“He was in self-isolation upon his return from the UK and personally called NCDC after experiencing some discomfort that is 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


FOR THE Family.”





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