According to a SaharaReporters source, the 65-year-old Doctor died on Monday after he was rushed to a hospital in Owo after contracting coronavirus.
The source said;
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.
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, Late Dr. Wahab Adegbenro attended Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure; and the University of Benin, Benin City. He held the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B; B.S).
He was a member of the Nigeria Medical Association; member of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria; Associate member, Royal College of General Practitioners of London; and member of Nigeria Guild of Medical Directors.
Late Adegbenro established Crown Hospital, Akure where he was the Chief Medical Director.
Until his death, Adegbenro was the Chairman, Ondo State Council of All Progressive Congress (APC) Muslim Members.
This comes two days after Governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu tested positive for coronavirus.
Akeredolu disclosed his COVID-19 status on his Facebook page saying he is already in self-isolation as required by the case management guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for any asymptomatic patient.
Ondo state as at Tuesday has 325 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 19 deaths.