Enugu state commissioner for health is dead


The commissioner of health Enugu State professor Anthony Ugochukwu is dead, he reportedly died Friday night 3rd April at a private hospital in the state.

Jeff Mbah, law maker representing Orji Rivers constituency at the state Assembly who confirmed the death of the commissioner described the surgeon as a genius as well as a technocrat who will not only be missed by Enugu state, but Nigeria as a whole.

The deceased was said to be battling with an undisclosed ailment even before his appointment as commissioner in 2019.

Mbah wrote; “He is a great loss to both Enugu state and Nigeria, we are talking about a renowned professor of surgery who was a lot to offer in turning around our health sector. It’s terrible.

The lawmaker further state that with the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic and confirmation of two cases in Enugu state , his duties where being carried out by the permanent secretary in the ministry of health Dr. Ifeanyi Agujiobi.

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