Media aide to former president Yar’adua dies after COVID-19 testing in Kano

Media aide to former president Yar’adua dies after COVID-19 testing in Kano

- Former President Umaru Yar’adua's media aide, Rabiu Musa, has died at the age of 60

- According to his son, Musa died after a brief illness at the National Orthopedic Hospital, Kano

- Musa was the chief press secretary to Yar'adua when he served as the governor of Katsina state

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The chief press secretary to Nigeria's former president Umaru Yar’adua, Rabiu Musa, has passed away at the age of 60.

Premium Times reports that his son, Musa Rabiu, said that his father died at the National Orthopedic Hospital following a brief illness at about 3 a.m on Saturday, May 2.

Musa who served as the press secretary to Yar’adua when he was the governor of Katsina state was the head of communication at UNICEF’s office in Kano up until his death.

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Rabiu while noting that his late father died after battling with sickness for a few days was awaiting a coronavirus test result because he had shown symptoms of the disease.

Media aide to former President Yar’adua dies after COVID-19 testing in Kano

Media aide to former President Yar’adua dies after COVID-19 testing in Kano
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He said: “A week ago, he complained of sore throat and malaria, but after few days of medication, he became normal, also days later, he complained that he was finding it difficult to breathe.

"He also complained about difficulty in breathing especially when he is tired."

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a presidential technical team deployed to Kano to ascertain the cause of recent mass deaths recorded in the state has disclosed that coronavirus is responsible for the deaths.

The leader of the team, Dr Nasiru Sani Gwarzo, disclosed in an interview with journalists in Kano on Sunday, May 3, that the preliminary reports and tests carried out indicated that most of the deaths in Kano were caused by COVID-19.

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“With the preliminary report, most of the deaths recorded of recent and test carried out indicated that coronavirus is the cause,” Gwarzo explained.

In other news, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano has said the state is in trouble over the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Ganduje made the statement on Sunday, May 3, at the presentation of a COVID-19 Mobile Testing Centre donated by the Dangote Foundation to the state.

He said the increasing number of coronavirus infections in the state is attributed to the delay in testing suspected cases of the disease.

The governor in a statement by his chief press secretary, Abba Anwar, pointed out that the state started the fight against COVID-19 on a shaky foundation.

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