Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, made the announcement in a statement.
“The deceased had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19, and had been receiving treatment. But he died on Friday, April 17, 2020.
“May God accept his soul. Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly”, he added.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Friday night, confirmed 51 new cases of COVID-19.
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