A Regional Manager with First Bank in Kano State identified as Abdullahi Lawal has died of a suspected case of Covid-19.

The First Bank Manager in his early fifties took ill on Friday and was first put on admission at a private clinic in Kano from where he was referred to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.

Family sources said
the late Lawal was rushed to a private clinic after he suffered high fever, intermittent cough, and respiratory hiccups, but was not given medical treatment till he gave up the ghost.

According to the sources, Lawal was placed on Oxygen on arrival at the private clinic, and the treatment was discontinued after he displayed no signs of stability.

A mother-in-law to the deceased, Hajiya Salma Ahmed in viral audio painted a gory picture of how the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) frustrated the family’s attempt to secure a helpline.

She said “The family had called the Kano NCDC line several times but couldn’t get through. They finally got to Abuja NCDC, and were assured that officials in Kano would visit the patient to take his samples.”

She added that no one visited until her son-in-law died in agony.

She also worried that her daughter and other family members might have contracted the virus.