The Ondo State government has declared Friday, 3rd July, 2020 work free day to honour its health commissioner for health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro who will be buried on the same day.
Similarly, flags are now flying at half mast as directed by the government to as a mark of respect for the late commissioner.
A statement signed by the commissioner for Information, Mr Donald Ojogo said Dr Adegbenro was in the forefront of the State’s battles against the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.
The statement noted that Not only did Dr Adegbenro signpost commitment and diligence; he, indeed, was immeasurable in his inspiration clearly defining himself as an embodiment of selflessness, hardwork and inexorable professionalism.
It described the commissioner’s demise as one death too heavy to bear. saying Dr Adegbenro was the state’s General, and died healing others. Having served humanity with the attendant kindness, he played his part honourably.
Until his death, Adegbenro, a two-time Health Commissioner in the State, equally doubled as Chairman, Ondo State Inter-ministerial Committee Against COVID-19.