The Niger State Government has announced the death of a Professor of Veterinary Medicine at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Bello Agaie.
According to a statement on Thursday night by Mary Noel-Berje, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Abubakar Sani, the late Agaie died of coronavirus disease.
“Governor Abubakar Sani of Niger State has revealed that so far ten (10) persons have been confirmed positive for coronavirus out of 202 samples collected and tested.
“Meanwhile, Niger State has lost a Professor of Veterinary Medicine, Professor Bello Agaie of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University to COVID-19.
“He prayed that Almighty Allah forgives his shortcomings and grant him Aljannatu Firdausi,” the statement read on Twitter.
The late Agaie was until his death the President, Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association, and a former Dean, Students Affairs of the University.