Cross River May Be Enlisted Among The Coronavirus States In Nigeria As It Records Death Of Lawmaker, Goddy Akwaji
Goddy Akwaji, the lawmaker representing Obudu constituency at the house of assembly, has died after showing symptoms of Covid-19.
He died during the mid hours of Thursday 14, 2020 at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) isolation centre.
Akwaji, who was reported to be diabetic also exhibited the notable symptoms of covid-19 including; fatigue, fever, cough and shortness of breath.
TheCable, quoting Akwaji’s family source, reported that “Akwaji was treated for malaria and pneumonia with no improvement.”
Report also has it that some well-wishers who visited the lawmaker at the hospital are already showing symptoms of the said virus.
However, Cross River is still the only state without any confirmed case of Covid-19 in the country.
It may be joining the scorelist if NCDC verifies the cause of Akwaji’s death.
In April, the state commissioner of health, Betta Edu alleged that some officials of the NCDC were offering bribes to people in the state to claim they have symptoms of Covid-19.