Breaking: Ondo Commissioner of Health Dies of COVID-19, Aged 65

Ondo state commissioner for health - Wahab Oluropo Adegbenro
Ondo state commissioner for health - Wahab Oluropo Adegbenro
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Ondo State Health Commissioner, Dr Wahab Adegbenro is dead.

Reports from government quarters said he died of COVID-19.

Recall that few days ago, the Ondo state governor announced that he has tested positive to Covid-19. A day before his announcement, the governor had met with some members of his state executives and APC stakeholders in Ondo state, and in a video that went viral, Akeredolu was seen sneezing at close range in the midst of the state government’s members.

Who is Wahab Adegbenro?

Ondo state commissioner for health - Wahab Oluropo Adegbenro
Ondo state commissioner for health – Wahab Oluropo Adegbenro

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.

Wahab was appointed the Vice Chairman, Ondo State Committee on Sports for the Disabled from 1997 to 1999; and later chairman of the Committee from 1999 to 2002. 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.

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

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