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Wahab Adegbenro: Ondo State Commissioner For Health Dies Of COVID-19

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

Mr Adegbenro died on Thursday after he was rushed to a hospital in Owo after contracting Coronavirus.

On Tuesday, the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, contracted the novel coronavirus, adding to the list of high-profile politicians that have fallen ill at the hands of the virulent disease.

This development was confirmed by the governor via his Twitter handle on Tuesday, where he also said that he had self-isolated and beseeched the people to pray for him. 


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.

Until his death, Wahab is the current Chairman, Ondo State Council of All Progressive Congress (APC) Muslim Members.

He is a recipient of several awards and honors, among which are: Honorary Officer, Security and Civil defence Corps and Most Patriotic Citizen by Galaxy Club Ilara-mokin;

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