- The Nigerian Labour Congress has lost one of its chairmen to the cold hands of death
- Comrade Peter Gambo, the NLC chairman in Taraba state passed away after a brief illness
- Gambo's death was confirmed by Dr. Innocent Vakkai, Taraba state commissioner for health
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The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) was on Wednesday, July 15, thrown into mourning following the death of its chairman in Taraba state, Comrade Peter Gambo.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), Gambo died after a brief illness at the state Specialist Hospital, Jalingo.
His death was confirmed by Taraba state's commissioner for health, Dr. Innocent Vakkai in an interview with the news agency.
Vakkai also refuted media reports that Gambo died of COVID-19, adding that the deceased tested negative for the virus though he had been on admission at the hospital.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 463 new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria as the total confirmed infection hit 33,616.
The new cases were reported on Tuesday, July 14, by the national disease control body on its Twitter page in seventeen states.
Lagos continues to lead the pack as the epicentre of the disease in Nigeria with 128 new cases, the lowest in recent time.
Kwara state followed on the log with 92 cases while Enugu came behind with 39 cases. Delta has 33 cases, Edo has 29, Plateau state has 28 while Kaduna has 23 new infections.
In other news, Dr. Toju Eresanara, a former zonal medical director of the Central Hospital and a Consultant Anaesthetist in Warri, has died.
Sources claim that Eresanara died of COVID-19 complications on Wednesday, July 15. After testing positive for the coronavirus pandemic, the deceased was admitted at the COVID-19 treatment centre in Asaba, where he was placed on oxygen following his worsening health condition.
Also, Nigeria lost one of its top medical doctors in the diaspora, Alfa Sa'adu, who was in the United Kingdom taking care of persons infected with COVID-19, also called coronavirus.
Some of those who knew the medical doctor were mourning him on social media. Legit.ng understands that he had joined the UK medical personnel as a volunteer when the virus broke out in the country. He later got infected.
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