Ondo State leading Governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Jimi Odimayo, on Thursday, commiserated with Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, members of the State executive council, the State working committee of APC, the Adegbenro family of Ilara-Mokin and the Muslim community in the state over the sudden demise of the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro.
Adegbenro, who was also the Chairman of the State’s Inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19, reportedly died Thursday morning at the Federal Medical Centre, Owo from coronavirus complications.
The governorship hopeful, in a statement by his media aide, Yemi Akintomide, described Adegbenro’s death as a colossal loss not only to the state government but the entire people of the state, stressing that Dr. Adegbenro, a two-term Commissioner for Health, would be missed by all.
“Dr. Wahab Adegbenro was a devoted Muslim, an Alhaji who had been representing the entire Muslim community in the state in every democratic administration since 1999. He was a community mobilizer per excellence and one who would be greatly remembered for using his medical calling to significantly people’s lives in unmeasurable quantity, through free medical services at his Crown Hospital, located at the downtown, Oja-Oshodi, in Akure.
“His contribution to the fighting of the novel Covid-19 pandemic in Ondo State as chairman of the inter-ministerial committee on Covid-19 was legendary and one which can’t be easily ignored. May the Almighty Allah grant him Aljanah Fidau, and also give the family the fortitude to bear this great loss,” the statement read in part.
However, Prince Odimayo urged Governor Akeredolu to honour Dr Adegbemiro by overhauling the medical and health institutions in the State to meet the health demands and wellbeing of citizens of Ondo State.
Odimayo also prayed for the quick recovery of Governor Akeredolu himself who has personally made public his coronavirus status, and all other people that might have contacted the deadly virus.
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