By Adekunle Badmus
Dr Wahab Adegbenro, Ondo State Commissioner for Health, has died of Covid-19.
Adegbenro was said to have died at the state infectious disease hospital in Akure.
The death of the Commissioner was confirmed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Segun Ajiboye on Thursday, 2 July, 2020.
“He was such a nice man. Humility and simplicity personified,” Ajiboye said.
He was the Chairman of the state Task Force on Covid-19.
He was reported not to have displayed any symptoms of the virus though he was reported to have been ill for sometime.
A native of Ilara-Mokin, Ifedore, Adegbenro, was said to have died of complications from the virus.
News of his death came two days after Governor Rotimi Akeredolu announced he had tested positive for COVID- 19.
After announcing he was going into self-isolation in line with global protocols for COVID-19,
the Governor had directed all members of his cabinet, close aides and others who had constant contacts with him to undergo compulsory COVID-19 test.