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By: Oluwatosin Adesola
More facts have emerged on how the Ondo state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro suddenly gave up the ghost at the Federal Medical Centre, Owo today.
A reliable government official, who confirmed to SUNSHINETRUTH, said his death was not related to COVID-19 pandemic as he was battling with an underlying ailment.
His death however caused panic among health officials and members of the Ondo State Task Force on COVID-19.
Pix: Late Dr Adegbenro.
People are now trooping to his residence and Crown Hospital, Oja-Oshodi Akure to sympathize with his family members.
It was gathered that he still attended to a patient at the hospital several hours ago.
Meanwhile, an APC lawmaker from Akure South constituency-1, Hon Toluwani Borokini said “the death of Dr Wahab Adegbenro, who was the state’s Commissioner for Health until his demise was received with huge shock.
“Dr Adegbenro was a man well spoken of and will be remembered for his generosity to all and sundry.
“Deepest condolences to his wife, children and those he left behind. Baba Crown, thanks for your selfless service to humanity. May the Lord grant the repose of his soul,” Borokini said.
ONDO APC MOURNS PASSAGE OF HEALTH COMMISSIONER
The piercing news of the passage of the Hon. Commissioner for Health in Ondo State, Dr. Wahab Oluropo Adegbenro, came to the ruling APC as a traumatic and deflating.
In a press statement, Alex Kalejaye,
Ondo APC Publicity Secretary said, “Dr. Adegbenro has been at the forefront of government efforts to curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in Ondo State. His demise collides violently with this patriotic assignment.
“He was a party man to the core, readily accessible, humble and dependable. His commitment to the general wellbeing of people within and outside his circle was unparalleled.
“Dr. Adegbenro, a two- time Commissioner in Ondo State led a rancour-free lifestyle.
“The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, and Ifedore Local Government area in particular, would find it difficult to replace this committed and pragmatic leader.
“Although, the party is deeply traumatised by this huge loss, we pray God to console his immediate family, the people of Ifedore, and the Government of Ondo State. We also pray that his soul will find peace with his creator,” Kalejaye said.