The head of communications in the Kano state office of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Malam Rabiu Musa, is dead.
The deceased’s son, Musa Rabiu, confirmed the death to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano.
UNICEF official died on Saturday, May 2, at the age of 60, “after battling with sickness for a few days”. “Although, we noticed symptoms we suspect to be of coronavirus, the result of the test conducted is not yet out.
One of two fleeing Borno COVID-19 patients found, now on ventilator at isolation centre as he is in ‘critical state’ “A week ago, he complained of sore throat and malaria, but after a few days of medication, he became normal.
“Few days later, he complained that he was finding it difficult to breath. “He also complained that no matter how short he walked, he loses breath. So, he was taken to the National Orthopaedic Hospital in Dala, on Friday where he gave up,” the son told NAN.
UNICEF senior official dies in Kano while waiting for COVID-19 test result.
NAN further reports that the deceased’s, when contacted at about 2pm, said he was at the hospital with officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for his father’s burial