Senator Buruji Kashamu is reported to have died as a result of COVID-19 complications.
A source close to the billionaire businessman-cum-politician and a former senator, Buruji Kashamu, who has been receiving treatment for COVID-19, confirmed his death.
Senator Kashamu, who represented Ogun East senatorial district between 2015 and 2019, few days after testing negative, was found to have underlying chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart and lung diseases and high blood pressure that were fast weakening his immune system.
It was stated that the discovery affected his body’s ability to respond quickly to treatment at the isolation centre, hence, the need for advanced treatment at a higher hospital.
In a post shared by Ben Bruce, who was a friend and former colleague in the Senate on his Facebook page, he also confirmed the sad development, where he states thus:
“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 the third politician and high-profile Nigerian to die of COVID-19 complications at First Cardiology.