- Ondo state has been thrown into mourning
- The state health commissioner Wahab Adegbenro has passed away
- Adegbenro died of Covid-19 infection on Thursday at the age of 65
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Ondo political fraternity has been thrown into mourning following the death of the state commissioner of health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, who died of Covid-19 on Thursday, June 2.
According to reports, Adegbenro has been battling Covid-19 infection over the last few days but efforts of the state health operatives proved futile as the commissioner later gave up the ghost.
Source from the government quarter claimed that the late commissioner died at the Federal Medical Center, Owo, after spending about ten days at the hospital.
The commissioner's death came barely 48 hours after Governor Rotimi Akeredolu announced through his social media handles that he tested positive to the virus.
Born on June 5, 1955 at Ilara-Mokin in Ifedore local government area of Ondo state, Wahab Oluropo Adegbenro had his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B; B.S) degree from University of Benin, Edo state.
He established Crown Hospital, Akure where he was the chief medical director. He later occupied many political positions before he was appointed the Ondo state commissioner of health, a position he held after managing the state culture and tourism commission.
Ondo state has 325 cases of coronavirus as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced fresh 33 cases in the state on Wednesday, July 1.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that there is a renewed anxiety in Abia state over Okezie Ikpeazu's health with the governor still reportedly positive to the Covid-19 infection weeks after contracting the virus.
The governor tested positive to the deadly infection as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported fresh 67 cases of Covid-19 in Abia state on Sunday, June 7.
Emerging reports by Sahara Reporters, which this publication cannot authoritatively verify, claimed that despite a run of tests carried out on him, the governor is still positive and has been moved to the intensive unit.
Although Ikpeazu is reported to be in stable condition, the governor is said to be having dialysis as he struggles for his recovery from the virus which has no cure yet.
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