The Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro, has died of COVID- 19 complications.
Adegbenro was said to have died at the State Infectious Disease Hospital in Akure.
His death came a day after Governor Rotimi Akeredolu announced that he had tested positive for COVID- 19.
Adegbenro was born on June 5, 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, he 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 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.
Before his death, he was the Chairman, Ondo State Council of All Progressive Congress (APC) Muslim Members.