Professor Anthony Ugochukw, who is th Commissioner for Health in Enugu State, is dead. He died at a private hospital in the state on Friday night, April 3rd.
The lawmaker representing Orji River State constituency in Enugu house of Assemby, Jeff Mbah, confirmed the death of the comissioner who he described as a genius and technocrat.
The surgeon was reportedly battling an ailment prior to his appointment as Commissioner in 2019. He had only returned from the United States and was doing fine before his sudden death.
The lawmaker wrote;
“He is a great loss to both Enugu state and Nigeria.”
“We are talking about a renownedprofessor of surgery who has a lot to offer in turning around out health sector. Its a terrible blow.”
Due to the pandemic of the Coronavirus which has already had two confirmation cases in Enugu State, Dr Ifeanyi Agujiobi, the permanent secretary in the ministry of healty carried out the commissioner’s duties immediately.