- Edo state has been plunged into mourning following the death of one of its sons, Didi Adodo
- The former Edo state commissioner died on Tuesday, January 12
- The deceased battled with COVID-19 complications but did not survive it
A report by The Nation indicates that Comrade Didi Adodo, the former commissioner for establishment, labour and special duties in Edo state, is dead.
The frontline labour leader died on Tuesday morning, January 12, after battling with COVID-19 complications for days.
The ex-commissioner until his death was the general secretary of the Iron and Steel Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ISSSAN).
Adodo who hailed from Iruekpen, Esan West local government area of the state served as a commissioner during the two terms of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s administration.
Recent high profile COVID-19 deaths in Nigeria
Former vice-chancellor of UNILAG, Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe, died of COVID-19. Professor Ibidapo-Obe was, until his death, the pro-chancellor and chairman of the Council of First Technical University, Ibadan.
His death was confirmed in a statement on Sunday, January 3, by the registrar and secretary to the council of the university, Olayinka Balogun.
Also, Professor Durojaiye Ajeyalemi, a former dean of Students’ Affairs, University of Lagos (UNILAG), died of COVID-19.
Ajeyalemi, until his demise on Wednesday, January 6, was a professor of Curriculum Studies.
UNILAG's deputy VC (academic and research) Oluwole Familoni confirmed the professor's death which has been reported as the result of COVID-19 complications.
Similarly, the Lagos state deputy governor, Obafemi Hamzat, lost his 37-year-old brother, Dr. Haroun Hamzat, to COVID-19 complications.
Haroun was a medical officer at one of the Primary Healthcare Centers (PHCs) under Orile-Agege Local Council Development Area before his death.
The Nigeria Medical Association also confirmed the passing of the medical expert, in a statement sent to journalists.
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