Tragedy as Enugu commissioner, Mathias Ekweremadu slumps and dies during meeting

Tragedy as Enugu commissioner, Mathias Ekweremadu slumps and dies during meeting

- The Enugu state government is in shock over the demise of one of its commissioners

- The cause of the death of Mathias Ekweremadu has not been ascertained

- Doctors at a hospital confirmed the death of the official

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Enugu state has been thrown into mourning after the commissioner for transport, Mathias Ekweremadu, died suddenly on Thursday, February 4.

Premium Times, citing NAN, reported that the politician slumped and died during a meeting with members of the state House of Assembly committee on transport.

Tragedy as Enugu commissioner Ekweremadu slumps and dies during a meeting
Relatives have confirmed the death of Mathias Ekweremadu. Photo: @Coal_City, @UrbanRadio945
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Mathias is said to be the cousin of the former deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu.

A close family member who spoke anonymously said the politician was rushed to the Niger Foundation Hospital where he was confirmed dead.

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The death of the official came as a surprise to sympathisers who trooped to his house at Nawfia Street, Independence Layout, Enugu to comfort his family.

Vanguard reported that the state government was yet to make an official pronouncement on the death on February 4.

In another news, an elder statesman, Jethro Akun, who once served as the interim deputy governor of Plateau state has died at the age of 76.

The Punch reported that Akun died on Thursday, morning, February 4, after a brief illness. Prior to his death, the politician was a key member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Plateau state government in a statement confirmed the demise of the ex-deputy governor.

To health news, the Nigerian government has warned that there is a great danger that a lot of citizens could fall ill and die if they reject the COVID-19 vaccine.

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This fear was raised by Boss Mustapha, the chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) on Tuesday, February 2, during a briefing in Abuja, PM News reported.

Mustapha made it clear that the proposed remedies are safe and of great benefit to citizens as they try to cope with the global pandemic and thus dismissed conspiracy theory claims that vaccines were created to kill Africans.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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