Doctor, student… FG lists 13 Nigerians who died from COVID-19 abroad


    The federal government has listed the names of 13 Nigerians who  died from COVID-19 complications abroad.

    Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), published a video in honour of the victims via her Twitter handle late this week.

    The Nigerians listed are:

    • Alfa Sa’adu (United Kingdom)
    • Carol Jamabo (United Kingdom)
    • Kole Abayomi, SAN (United Kingdom)
    • Bode Ajanlekoko (United Kingdom)
    • Adeola Onasanya (United Kingdom)
    • Ugochukwu Erondu (United Kingdom)
    • Chidinma Olajide (United Kingdom)
    • Bassey Offiong (USA)
    • Caleb Anya (USA)
    • Mmaete Greg (USA)
    • Akeem Adagun (USA)
    • Laila Abubakar Ali (USA)
    • Patricia Imobhio (USA)

    Sa’adu was a medical director at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Essex and Ealing NHS Trust, before he died at the age of 68. Bassey Offiong, a 25-year-old chemical engineering student of Western Michigan University, US, was expected to complete his degree a few weeks before he passed on.

    There are currently efforts to evacuate Nigerians from foreign countries.

    Speaking at the media briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 on Wednesday, Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, said about 200 Nigerians in the United States have indicated interest to be evacuated to Nigeria over COVID-19.

    As of April 9, 2020, 288 COVID-19 cases had been confirmed in Nigeria. Of that figure, 51 persons have recovered with seven deaths recorded.

    On a global scale, more than 1.3 million people have tested positive for the virus, with over 60,000 persons have died.

    Below is Dabiri-Erewa’s tweet:


    Abike Dabiri-Erewa


    May the souls of our brothers and sisters in Diaspora , who lost their lives to Covid 19, RIP. May the Lord heal the world 🙏🏿

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