BREAKING: Ondo Health Commissioner ‘dies of COVID-19’


The Ondo state Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, has reportedly died of the dreaded COVID-19, POLITICS NIGERIA has learned.

This newspaper reports that the commissioner had been ill for some days before he lost his life at the Federal Medical Centre, Owo,  on Thursday morning.

The commissioner’s death has, however, caused panic among health officials and members of the Ondo State Task Force on COVID-19.

Adegbenro’s death is coming two days after the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu tested positive for the dreaded virus.

Profile of Adegbenro

Adegbenro was born on 5th June 1955 at Ilara-Mokin in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State. After his elementary education at Muslim Primary School, Ilara-Mokin between 1962 and 1967, Wahab attended Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure; and the University of Benin, Benin City. He holds the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B; B.S).

He is a member of the Nigeria Medical Association; member of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria; Associate member, Royal College of General Practitioners of London; and member of Nigeria Guild of Medical Directors.

He established Crown Hospital, Akure where he is the Chief Medical Director. Wahab was appointed the Vice-Chairman, Ondo State Committee on Sports for the Disabled from 1997 to 1999; and later Chairman of the Committee from 1999 to 2002.

He was a Director, Ondo State Waste Management Board from 1999 to 2002, before he was appointed a Commissioner in Ondo State and was in charge of Culture and Tourism and later the Ministry of Health.

Wahab before his death was the current Chairman, Ondo State Council of All Progressive Congress (APC) Muslim Members.

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