COVID-19: Ex-Nigerian lawmaker dies from COVID-19


Ex-Nigerian lawmaker, Danlami Hamza died at a COVID-19 Isolation Centre.

Mr Hamza passed away on Sunday at a COVID-19 isolation centre at Kwanar Dawaki in Kano State, his relative, Abdullahi Kausi made this confirmation he died at the age of 70.


Mr Hamza’s funeral ceremony was conducted at about 5:00 p.m at Fagge, in Kano, amidst tears from family members and well-wishers.

He was laid to rest at Abattoir cemetery in Fagge. Health officials in personal protective equipment as required by the ministry of health and WHO for the burial of COVID-19 victims buried his remains.

Mr Hamza was known to have represented Fagge Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives between 1999 and 2011 on the platform of the defunct All Peoples Party (APP).


He died some hours after a former senator, Saidu Kumo, from Gombe State, died in the early hours of Sunday.


H-Forbes reported that Mr Kumo represented Gombe Central Constituency in the Senate between 1999 and 2003.


He died on Sunday at a Gwagwalada hospital in Abuja where he was given treatment for an undisclosed illness.