Ondo state commissioner of health, Wahab Adegbenro, has died of COVID- 19 complications.
Adegbenro died at the state’s infectious disease hospital on Thursday at the age of 65.
A government official confirmed the news to the press on Thursday afternoon.
The source revealed that Mr Adegbenro died on Monday after he was rushed to a hospital in Owo after contracting Coronavirus.
“The Commissioner died at the Federal Medical Centre in Owo and this has just thrown the entire cabinet into chaos.
“He died of COVID-19 because he had contracted the virus earlier and was taking drugs at his own comfort being a medical doctor.”
His death came two days after the State’s governor Rotimi Akeredolu announced he had tested positive for COVID- 19.
“Earlier today, I got confirmation of a positive result for Covid-19. I am asymptomatic and not displaying any symptoms,” Akeredolu said in footage on his Facebook page.
Governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu, is currently in self-isolation after testing positive for the virus earlier this week.