Buruji Kashamu is dead


A former lawmaker, Buruji Kashamu, is dead.

Kashamu reportedly died from Covid-19 complications at the First Cardiology Consultants hospital, Lagos.

He was reportedly admitted to the hospital about a week ago and had underlying illnesses like diabetes and high blood pressure.

A former lawmaker, Ben Murray-Bruce, confirmed his death in a tweet on Saturday.

“I have just lost my good friend of forever to COVID-19. 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,” Murray Bruce wrote.

Kashamu represented Ogun-East senatorial district between 2015 and 2019 at the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

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