In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 11th, July, 2020

10 Outstanding Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19

10 Prominent Politicians Who Died Of COVID-19

prominent COVID-19 fatalities

Various distinguished politicians are amongst 689 Nigerians who misplaced their lives to COVID-19, Each day Belief Saturday report exhibits.


Nearly 5 months after the nation confirmed its first case of the pandemic on February 27, 2020, a complete of 30,748 instances have been recorded whereas 12,546 individuals who had contracted the virus have been discharged and 689 deaths recorded, in response to the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCNC) each day replace.

Confirmed instances have been on the rise regardless of the conflict waged in opposition to the pandemic by each federal and state governments. The nation’s index, an Italian who returned from Milan, Italy, by way of the Murtala Muhammad Worldwide Airport, Lagos survived the virus.

In keeping with medical ethics, the identities of individuals who had contracted the virus and those that misplaced their lives to it are usually not made public by the NCDC.

Each day Belief Saturday studies that of the deaths recorded as a results of the pandemic, there are a lot of politicians and influential personalities. Nonetheless, solely the statuses of few of them had been made recognized to the general public.

Since March 23 when the primary loss of life, involving a distinguished particular person, a 67-year-old Suleiman Achimugu, an engineer and former managing director of Pipelines and Merchandise Advertising Firm (PPMC), was recorded, distinguished politicians together with a former governor, ministers, lawmakers, celebration chieftains, amongst others, have misplaced their lives.

Prime amongst them was the late Chief of Employees to President Muhammadu Buhari, Malam Abba Kyari.

Abba Kyari

It began from the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the nation’s seat of energy, when Kyari who was appointed Chief of Employees in August, 2015 by President Buhari examined constructive for COVID-19 on March 24.

The 67-year-old presidential aide battled with the pandemic till April 17 when he succumbed to problems arising from it on the First Cardiology Consultants, a personal hospital in Ikoyi space of Lagos State. He was buried on the Gudu cemetery, Abuja, on April 18.

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The late influential presidential aide was stated to have contracted the virus in Germany, the place he visited for talks with high officers of Siemens, a German vitality agency, on points across the energy sector.

Adebayo Sikiru Osinowo

Senator Adebayo Sikiru Osinowo (APC, Lagos East) reportedly died of coronavirus on the First Cardiology Consultants, the identical hospital the place Kyari died.

Osinowo who was a member of the Lagos State Home of Meeting for 16 years, died on June 15 on the age of 64. On Wednesday, the Senate held a valedictory session in his honour, the place his colleagues extolled his heroic contribution to the event of the nation’s democracy.

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, stated the late Osinowo left a really deep impression that he was a pleasant, jovial and unassuming particular person, despite the fact that he completed a lot.

Abiola Ajimobi

The fast previous governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, died on June 25 following problems arising from the pandemic at 70.

Whereas battling with the virus, Ajimobi was declared because the appearing chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), after the Court docket of Attraction upheld the suspension of its  estranged former chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.

Between 2003 and 2007, Ajimobi beneath the platform of the Alliance for Democracy, served as Senator representing Oyo South. In 2011, he received the Oyo State governorship election beneath the platform of Motion Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and was re-elected for a second time period in 2015, making him the primary governor within the historical past of Oyo State to finish a two-term in workplace.

Suleiman Adamu

On April 30, a member of the Nasarawa State Home of Meeting, Suleiman Adamu died after a quick sickness. It was days after his loss of life that the pattern taken from him returned constructive for COVID-19.

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The state governor, Abdullahi Sule, confirmed that the deceased died from COVID-19 problems. Governor Sule stated: “The deceased was admitted at Federal Medical Centre, (FMC) Keffi. He had signs of coronavirus, his pattern was taken, however earlier than it was out, he died and was buried. His end result got here out constructive on Saturday (Might three).”

Two Borno lawmakers

Two members of the Borno State Home of Meeting; Umar Audi Jauro and Wakil Bukar, had been additionally stated to have died of coronavirus pandemic in Might. Studies from the state quoted sources as confirming that the deceased lawmakers died because of the pandemic.

Shuaibu Danlami

A employees of Gombe Authorities Home, Shuaibu Danlami, a director for particular providers and politics on the workplace of the SSG and a member of the state taskforce on COVID-19 died of the virus on Might 31.

His loss of life compelled the state authorities to close down the workplace of the Secretary to the State Authorities (SSG) and the Authorities Home Clinic for disinfection. The chairman of the COVID-19 taskforce in Gombe, Professor Idris Mohammed confirmed that the deceased died of coronavirus.

Wahab Adegbenro

Ondo State Commissioner of Well being, Wahab Adegbenro has died of COVID- 19 problems.

A household supply informed The Cable, a web-based information platform that Adegbenro died on the state’s infectious ailments hospital on July 2 as a results of COVID-19 pandemic. The late Adegbenro is a local of Ilara-Mokin, in Ifedore Native Authorities Space of the state.

Aminu Adisa Logun

Aminu Adisa Logun, was the Chief of employees to Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State till Tuesday, July 7, when he died of COVID-19 problems.

In response to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, “Logun, an industrialist, a public mental, and an elder statesman, died Tuesday night of problems from COVID-19. He died just a few hours after the check of his end result returned constructive.”

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Each day Belief Saturday studies seven-day mourning declared in honour of the late Chief of Employees would finish on Monday. Logun was a pioneer industrialist in Ilorin and an alumnus of the Nationwide Institute for Coverage and Strategic Research (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos. He hailed from Ilorin, the state capital.

Tunde Buraimoh

The most recent COVID-19 casualty within the political scene was a member of the Lagos State Home of Meeting, Tunde Buraimoh who died early hours of yesterday (Friday).

The reason for his loss of life was but to be formally introduced as on the time this report was filed however considered one of his colleagues stated he died of COVID-19.

Buraimoh, a one-time Chairman of Kosofe Native Authorities was serving his second time period within the legislative home and was the chairman, Committee on Info, Safety and Technique.

Sources near him stated he may need contracted it from late the Senator Osinowo as he was considered one of his confidants. They had been each political leaders in Lagos East Senatorial District particularly Kosofe.

“Now we have been battling it for some time now earlier than his sudden demise. It’s so unhappy we finally misplaced him. It’s assumed he may need contracted the virus from the late Pepperito with whom you might be a lot conscious he was an in depth confidant, it’s confirmed he died of COVID-19,” a lawmaker confirmed.

The event, it was learnt, created fears and panic within the 40-member home.


Supply: Each day Belief

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