By Dayo Johnson
Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro, 65, is dead. Reports from government quarters said he died of COVID-19, the Vanguard newspaper has reported.
According to the newspaper, tye late commissioner was born on June 5, 1955 at Ilara-mokin in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State.
He had his elementary education at Muslim Primary School, Ilara-mokin and between 1962 and 1967, he attended Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure, Mdo State.
He later proceeded to the University of Benin, Benin City to study medicine and graduated with 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.
Adegbenro went into private medical practice and established the 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.
Wahab before his death was the Chairman, Ondo State Council of All Progressive Congress (APC) Muslim Members.