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Wahab, Ondo Health Commissioner Dies From Covid19


The Commissioner for Health in Ondo State, Dr. Oluropo Adegbenro Wahab, is dead.

Dr. Adegbenro Wahab died after contracting the deadly Covid-19 disease.

A quick bio on Dr. Oluropo Adegbenro Wahab

Late 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.

He also later attended the University of Benin, Benin City.

He holds the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B; B.S).

He is a member of the Nigeria Medical Association; member of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria.

He is an Associate Member of Royal College of General Practitioners of London.

He is also a member of Nigeria Guild of Medical Directors.

He established Crown Hospital, Akure where he is the Chief Medical Director.

Wahab was appointed the Vice Chairman, Ondo State Committee on Sports for the Disabled from 1997 to 1999.

He later became the Chairman of the Committee from 1999 to 2002.

He was a Director at Ondo State Waste Management Board from 1999 to 2002 before he was appointed a Commissioner in Ondo State.

He was in charge of Culture and Tourism and later the Ministry of Health.

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:

  1. Honorary Officer, Security and Civil defence Corps
  2. Most Patriotic Citizen by Galaxy Club Ilara-mokin.

Oluropo who loves reading and traveling, is married with children.

Until he death, Wahab Oluropo Adegbenro was the Commissioner for Health, Ondo State.

[Information supplied by Ondo State Government]

In a related development, it could be recalled that the Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu also, on Tuesday, confirmed that he contracted the deadly virus.

Taking to his Twitter handle, Akeredolu tweeted:

Today I tested positive for #COVID19. All is well. I’m asymptomatic and have been self isolating. Work continues. Your continued prayers over my well being are most appreciated.”

Currently, Covid-19 has infected more than ten million persons around the world while more than more than half a million have died.

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