Facts have emerged on how the Ondo state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro suddenly died today Thursday, July 2.
He was born in 1955.
The Precision NG reports that the Ilara-born two-time commissioner died at the Federal Medical Centre, Owo.
A reliable government official said his death was not related to COVID-19 pandemic as he was battling with an underlying ailment, Sunshine Truth reported.
His death however caused panic among health officials and members of the Ondo State Task Force on COVID-19.
Sympathizers are now trooping to his residence and Crown Hospital, Oja-Oshodi Akure to sympathize with his family members.
A family source also confirmed Dr Adegbenro didn’t die of covid19 complications, Roving Reporters stated:
“He didn’t die of Covid19. He was in the hospital on Tuesday but fainted when he was carrying out surgery on a patient.
“It was other doctors that concluded the surgery on the patient. After he was revived, he was advised not to go to the hospital on Wednesday for him to have enough rest. He refused and sneaked out to the hospital to attend to his patients .
“He was very okay on Wednesday before this morning (Thursday) when he decided that he should be taken to FMC, Owo for check up. We then heard the unfortunate news”, the source said.
Meanwhile a statement by the state government says Dr Adegbenro will be remembered for being a dogged fighter who fought with his last breath to ensure the state is safe from covid19.
The statement signed by information commissioner, Donald Ojogo read in part:
“The least we can do for this Medical Hero is to plant a seed of honour for him. Accordingly, the Ondo State Government has directed that all flags in the State must fly at half mast for 7Days from today Thursday, 2nd of July, 2020.
“Similarly, the Ondo State Government has declared tomorrow Friday 3rd July a work free day to honour his memory as the family will commit his body to the mother earth. Governor Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN will in a short while, commiserate with the family of the deceased as well as the good people of Ondo State, virtually”, he said.