Just In: Ondo loses commissioner for health to COVID-19

Ondo Commissioner for Health
Ondo Commissioner for Health

By Taiwo Okanlawon

The Commissioner for Health in Ondo State, Wahab Adegbenro, has died from COVID-19 complications.

According to Premium Times, Mr Adegbenro died on Thursday morning at the state’s infectious disease hospital where he was receiving treatment.

Another source said the Commissioner had been on self-medication after contacting the virus being a medical doctor.”

Governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu, who recently announced he had tested positive for the deadly disease, is currently in self-isolation and has since ordered his cabinet members to go for compulsory test.

The Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Special Duties, Odebowale Oladoyin, confirmed the death but was silent on the cause.


  1. Time for Nigerian politicians and elites to reset their mindset by investing heavily in critical sectors such as healthcare and education. Although covid-19 doesn’t recognise any class of people but it seems that the “affluent” are the ones losing battles to the pandemic, especially in Nigeria.

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