The Federal Government has released a list of Nigerians who died of coronavirus abroad since the outbreak started some four months ago .
Chairman , Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri – Erewa, made this known on Thursday evening via a video containing the names, pictures and countries of residence of the departed compatriots .
In the video posted on her verified Twitter handle , 13 Nigerians abroad have , so far, died of the novel virus.
Of the 13 countrypersons , eight died in the United Kingdom while five died in the United States .
The 55- second clip listed the departed souls in the UK as Dr Alfa Sa ’ adu, Carol Jamabo , Dr Kole Abayomi , Bode Ajanlekoko , Adeola Onasanya , Ugochukwu Erondu , Chidinma Olajide and Mmaete Greg .
Bassey Offiong , Caleb Anya , Akeem Adagun , Laila Abubakar and Patricia Imobhio were profiled to have died of the infection in America .
Dabiri – Erewa prayed that the souls of the departed ones find repose .
“ May the souls of our brothers and sisters in Diaspora , who lost their lives to COVID – 19 , rest in peace . May the Lord heal the world , ” she tweeted .
Over 85, 000 coronavirus deaths have been recorded globally from about 1 . 5 million confirmed cases , according to the World Health Organisation situation dashboard as of the time of filing this report .
More than 7 , 000 people have died of the virus in the UK which has recorded over 60, 000 confirmed cases.
The US has also recorded over 12, 000 deaths from about 400 , 000 confirmed cases while Nigeria ’ s COVID – 19 cases and deaths toll less than 300 and 10 respectively .
See Dabiri – Erewa’ s tweet ;
May the souls of our brothers and sisters in Diaspora , who lost their lives to Covid 19, RIP . May the Lord heal the world 🙏 🏿
— Abike Dabiri – Erewa (@ abikedabiri )
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