Ondo Health Commissioner dies of COVID-19, aged 65

Dr Wahab Adegbenro.
Dr Wahab Adegbenro.

Ondo State Health Commissioner, Dr Wahab Adegbenro has died of COVID-19.

The death of the commissioner was confirmed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Segun Ajiboye, in a telephone interview on Thursday.

Ifedore, Adegbenro, a native of Ilara-Mokin, was said to have died of complications from the coronavirus.

Wahab Oluropo Adegbenro was born on 5th June 1955 at Ilara-Mokin in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State.

After his elementary education at Muslim Primary School, Ilara-Mokin between 1962 and 1967, Wahab attended Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure; and the University of Benin, Benin City. He holds the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B; B.S).

He was a member of the Nigeria Medical Association; member of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria; associate member Royal College of General Practitioners of London; and member of Nigeria Guild of Medical Directors.

He established Crown Hospital, Akure where he was the Chief Medical Director.

He was a Director, Ondo State Waste Management Board from 1999 to 2002 before he was appointed a Commissioner in Ondo State and was in charge of Culture and Tourism and later the Ministry of Health.

Wahab before his death was the Chairman, Ondo State Council of All Progressive Congress (APC) Muslim Members.


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