Femi Odekunle: Presidential panel member dies from COVID-19

Femi Odekunle: Presidential panel member dies from COVID-19

- Coronavirus has claimed the life of another prominent Nigerian amid fears of a second wave of the disease

- Femi Odekunle, a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), died on Tuesday, December 29

- The law professor sadly passed away at the COVID-19 isolation center in Gwagalada, Abuja

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Femi Odekunle, a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) headed by Itse Sagay has died from COVID-19.

The Cable reports that Odekunle a professor of law died on Tuesday evening, December 29, at the COVID-19 isolation center in Gwagalada, Abuja.

The news publication noted that though Boss Mustapha, the chairman presidential task force on COVID-19, stated that a good friend of the government passed away at 6:30 pm, however, he did not state if it's Odekunle.

Presidential panel dies from COVID-19
Femi Odekunle, a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) died from coronavirus. Photo credit: @thecableng
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Mustapha, the secretary to the government of the federation speaking at the PTF on COVID-19, said discussions were ongoing to help the deceased before news of his death broke.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that 2 doctors in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja died from the novel coronavirus disease.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Tuesday, December 29, by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).

According to Anthony Ogunleye, chief press secretary to the FCT minister, 2 weeks ago a female doctor at Gwarimpa General hospital died, while a private medical doctor passed away last week.

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In a related development, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6th Division, Port Harcourt, Rivers state, Maj-Gen. Johnson Olu Irefin, died of complications from the coronavirus pandemic.

The sudden death of Irefin, who assumed the command of the division in July after replacing Maj.-Gen. Felix Agugo, was said to have thrown the Army into mourning.

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According to the report, although the Army public relations officer, Maj. Charles Ekeocha, is yet to confirm the incident, a senior military officer from Abuja reportedly described Irefin's death as shocking.

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