By Amara Christa
– A Nigerian of Kano origin living in the United States has died of coronavirus
– The deceased, a 60-year-old woman identified as Hajia Laila Abubakar Ali, was the elder sister to the permanent secretary of Kano state’s Ministry of Religious Affairs
– Nigeria had recorded the first coronavirus death after a 67-year-old man who returned home following medical treatment in the UK succumbed to the disease
Hajia Laila Abubakar Ali, an indigene of Kano living in the United States has reportedly died of coronavirus.
The death of the 60-year-old woman was announced by Salihu Yakasai, spokesman to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state on Thursday, March 26.
According to Yakasai, the deceased was the elder sister to the permanent secretary of Kano state’s Ministry of Religious Affairs.
“An indigene of Kano living in America by the name Hajia Laila Abubakar Ali has died of Covid-19. The 60yr old died yday after being infected. She was the elder sister to the Perm Sec of Ministry of Religious Affairs Kano. May her soul rest in peace,” Yakasai tweeted.