The death of an economic icon, Professor Ibrahim Ayagi; professor of physiology, professor Aliyu Abdullahi Umar Dikko; the regional director of First Bank in Kano, Abdullahi Lawal; former managing director (MD) of the defunct Continental Merchant Bank; and Mallam Musa Ahmad Tijjani, former editor-in-chief of the newspapers Leadership Sunday and Triumph, as well as four other famous figures died from a brief illness which is not necessarily linked to the deadly pandemic.
It was concluded that quite a few suspects that prominent figures, who have just died, may have succumbed to the strange disease as there was no evidence that they had been tested for coronavirus since the test centre. Covid-19 in Kano were closed without a definite date for the resumption of the test in the most populous state of Nigeria.
Their demise, according to PRNigeria, occurred within 24 hours.
They all died between Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25, 2020. Other prominent figures include Alh. Adam Iliyasu Dal, former chairman of the Kano State Civil Service Commission; Nasiru Maikano Bichi; Dr Musa Umar Gwarzo; and Ustaz Dahiru Rabiu, former grand khadi of Kano State. The late Professor Ayagi was Commissioner of State Economic Development from 1975 to 1978, as was also a former Director-General of the Kano Foundation from 1987 to 1990. Ayagi, who is also the owner of Hassan Ibrahim Gwarzo College in Kano died on Saturday after a prolonged illness at the age of 80.
Professor Aliyu Umar Dikko was a former assistant vice chancellor (DVC) at Bayero Kano University (BUK). He participated in the opening of three faculties of basic medicine / medical science at Bayero University, Kaduna State University and Yusuf Maitama Sule University.
As for Lawal, PRNigeria concluded that the regional director of First Bank in Kano has died from a suspected COVID-19 case. Family sources immediately said that the late banker fell ill, he was first admitted to a private clinic from where he was transferred to the Aminu Kano University Hospital.
Sources said the late Lawal, who was in his early 50s, was rushed to a private clinic after suffering from high fever, intermittent cough, and hiccups without receiving any help. medical care, before giving up the ghost.
In an audio recording, the banker’s mother-in-law alleged that the negligence of the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) in Kano resulted in the death of her son-in-law as she cried out that her daughter and grandchildren children be taken for tests to confirm if they have contracted the dreaded COVID-19.