Buruji Kashamu, a former senator representing Ogun West constituency is dead. A tweet by a friend and former colleague in the Senate, Ben Murray-Bruce said Kashamu died of complications associated with Covid-19. He died at First Cardiology Consultants, Lagos where he was receiving treatment. We recall that the same facility treated late Abba Kyari, until his death the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Murray-Bruce wrote, “I have just lost my good friend of forever to COVID19. Until his death, Sen. Buruji Kashamu and I were inseparable.” Kyari’s was the first high profile death from the virus. The death of the senator is, however, yet to be announced by his family.