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Ondo health commissioner dies of COVID-19

Temitope Yakubu

Wahab Adegbenro, Ondo state commissioner of health, has died of COVID- 19 complications. 

A family source told TheCable Adegbenro died at the state’s infectious diseases hospital on Thursday.

“I still saw him on Monday, I never knew that was the last time I would set my eyes on you alive,” the source said.

His death comes two days after Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of the state, announced he had tested positive for COVID- 19.


The late Adegbenro is a native of Ilara-Mokin, in Ifedore local government area of the state.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 790 new cases of COVID-19 in 20 states and the federal capital territory (FCT), on Wednesday.

There have been over 10,000 recoveries, but more than 600 fatalities have been recorded so far.


A total of 26,484 samples have now been confirmed positive for the disease in 35 states and the FCT.

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