Enugu State has lost its commissioner for Health, Professor Anthony Ugochukwu, to the cold hands of death after a protracted illness.
Prof Ugochukwu, a renowned surgeon, died Friday night at a leading private hospital, Memphys Hospital in Enugu state.
The development was confirmed by the House member representing his constituency, Oji River state Constituency in the Enugu House of Assembly Hon. Jeff Mbah.
Mbah described the late Surgeon as a Genius, Technocrat; “he is a great loss to both Enugu state and Nigeria.
“We are talking about a renowned Professor of Surgeon who has a lot to offer in turning around out health sector. Its a terrible blow.”
He disclosed that the commissioner just came back from the United States and was doing fine before the sudden relapse.
Prof Ugochukwu’s demise is coming at a time that Nigeria is battling the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Enugu state has recorded two confirmed cases of the coronavirus while Nigeria now has a total of 210 confirmed cases, 2% recovered cases and 4 deaths.
The federal and states government have ordered restrictions in some states and a total lockdown in worse affected states.