Benue Vice-Chairman on COIVID-19 committee dies

The Vice-chairman of Benue State Action Committee on COVID-19, Prof. Godwin Achinge, has died of Coronavirus complications.

The state Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Sunday Ongbabo, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) through a text message in Makurdi.

NAN reports that Achinge, also Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Benue State University (BENSU), Makurdi, died on Sunday afternoon at an undisclosed hospital in Jos, Plateau State, where he was taken for treatment.

In his response to a text message from NAN correspondent seeking confirmation of the incident, the commissioner replied “yes”.

The late professor of medicine died after battling with the COVID-19 pandemic.

NAN reports that Gov. Samuel Ortom had on Saturday disclosed that the late don tested positive to COVID-19.

The state daily update on the COVID-19 pandemic showed that the state had a total number of 97 cases, out of which 40 were active, 50 discharged, one relocated, and six deaths.

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