Dr Wahab Adegbenro, the Ondo State Commissioner for Health, has died from an undisclosed sickness.
It was gathered that the commissioner had been sick for some days before he passed away on Wednesday morning at the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo State.
The cause of the commissioner’s death was yet to be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.
The All Progressives Congress in a statement signed by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Mr Alex Kalejaiye, confirmed the commissioner’s death.
The statement read, “Dr Adegbenro has been at the forefront of government’s efforts to curtail the spread of the 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.
“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.”