Niger Labour Minister’s Cause Of Death Finally Revealed

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Niger’ minister of employment and labour, Mohamed Ben Omar’ cause of has been revealed.

minister’ Social Democratic Party (PSD) reported Ben Omar, 55, had died on Sunday at main hospital in capital Niamey, but did not list cause.

On Monday night, revealed Mohamed died after he contracted deadly Coronavirus.

“Alas, is this terrible which took the life of minister Mohamed Ben Omar,” television Tele Sahel reported.

Before announcing the news, the channel broadcast a recent message from the minister urging workers to protect themselves from the coronavirus.

is a reality, not a of mind. It’ deadly. It . It spreads at the speed of light,” Mohamed Ben Omar told the station.

“We must get a grip of ourselves in order to say ‘stop this virus.’ It is alone will be the weapon to destroy this virus,” he said.

President Mahamadou Issoufou said he learned the news with a “heavy heart”.

Ben Omar, who began his political life in 1999 under president Mamadou Tandja, serving in parliament and in various ministerial roles has been Issoufou’s labour minister since 2017.