The global coronavirus pandemic is keeping the world on its toes as leaders and everyone alike is trying to stay alive and find a lasting panacea to eradicate the epidemic.
As at March 21, the world had recorded 280, 000 cases and over 11, 000 deaths globally, which shows that the virus is heading for the very heart of humanity.
Nigeria recorded its first case of the virus on February 28 and it has since taken an astronomical increase, with 2 new cases daily, or 5 as of today.
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While the country might be ill-equipped to fight the virus, it seems to be spreading like wild fire among the elite Nigerians in the country. Here are 7 influential Nigerians that have fallen victim of this ferocious monster.
1. Abba Kyari:
The Chief of Staff to the President tested positive to the virus on the 24th of March after arriving in the country from Germany for a meeting
2. Mohammed Abubakar (Atiku’s Son)
The former Vice President announced that his son had contracted the virus on March 22 through his Twitter page. He wrote “My son has tested positive to coronavirus. @NCDCGov has been duly informed, and he has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment and management.
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“I will appreciate it if you have him in your prayers. Stay safe, coronavirus is real.”
3. Bala Mohammed (Bauchi State Governor)
The governor fell victim of the virus on March 24. Announcing the news, the governor’s spokesperson, Mukhtar Gidado said, “This is to inform the general public that the results of the six initial tests carried out by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on his excellency, Sen Bala Mohammed, his family and aides that accompanied him to Lagos is out.
“Of the six initial tests carried out, one sample was confirmed positive of COVID-19. The positive result happens to be that of his Excellency, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State.”
4. Suleiman Achimugu:
A former managing director of the Pipeline and Product Marketing Company (PPMC).
The case was a 67 year old male who returned home following medical treatment in UK. He had underlying medical conditions — multiple myeloma & diabetes & was undergoing chemotherapy. Sadly, he was the first case of death in the country.
5. Three of Abba Kyari’s aides
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