- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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