A former senator from Ogun State, Buruji Kashamu, has died of complications from coronavirus.
The news of his death came via Ben Murray-Bruce who broke the disclosed it on Twitter on Saturday.
Murray-Bruce said Kashamu, who represented Ogun East senatorial district in the eighth senate, died at First Cardiologist Consultants in Lagos.
“I have just lost my good friend of forever to #COVID19. Until his death, Sen. Buruji Kashamu and I were inseparable. He died today at First Cardiology Consultants, in Lagos. May his gentle soul rest in peace. I pray his family and loved ones the fortitude to bear this heavy loss.
Kashamu was 62 years old.
He is the latest casualty in the growing list of prominent figures killed by COVID-19.
Former chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, and Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo, both died of complications from COVID-19.