Muhammed Fawehinmi Died of COVID-19, Family Reveals
The family of late Gani Fawehinmi has on Thursday disclosed the the death of the eldest son of the legal luminary has been attributed to the COVID-19 related complications.
The family has recently announced the death of the patriarch of the family and promised to make details of the cause of the death public.
They however called on the general public to stick to the measures stipulated by health practitioners in order to avoid contacting the virus.
The disclosure was made on Thursday in Lagos at a Press Conference organised by the family to intimate the general public on the cause of Mohammed Fawehinmi’s death.
“On behalf of myself, the other siblings of late Mohammed Fawehinmi, and the entire Gani Fawehinmi family, I warmly welcome you to this press conference.
“This press conference is a follow-up to the one addressed by my younger sister Mrs. Basirat Fawehinmi Biobaku and our dear brother and family friend Mr. Lanre Arogundade last Thursday in the immediate aftermath of the unfortunate death of our brother and patriarch, Barrister Mohammed Fawehinmi.
“The purpose of this brief press conference is two-fold. The first is to provide clarification on the cause of the death of our brother Barrister Mohammed Fawehinmi, and the second is to give the full details of the burial plan as already announced.
“As stated during the previous press conference, the family could not immediately disclose the cause of our brother’s death because we wanted the information to be based on factual medical details especially as maybe contained in the death certificate.
“Today however, we are in a position to inform you that our dear brother died from Covid-19 related complications.
“Arising from this, we want to use this opportunity to urge all Nigerians to take necessary precautions to avoid being infected by the deadly disease including but not limited to taking the required doses of Covid-19 vaccine, correctly wearing face masks, regularly sanitising, regularly washing hands with soap and maintaining social distancing amidst crowds.“
The family used the occasion to call on the federal government to step up enlightenment on COVID-19 to reduce the number of deaths that are being recorded daily across the nation.
“We urge the government to step up its public enlightenmrnt on the deadly character of the disease so that many more Nigerians, especially those whose immune system could easily be compromised because of underlying illnesses, can take the safety measures enumerated above.
“Additionally and in line with our late brother’s consistent advocacy, we call on the Federal and state governments to invest more in health care. In particular we urge the government to do all that is necessary to end the ongoing strike by members of the National Association of Resident Doctors,” they said.