JUST IN: Taraba Commissioner Dies Amid COVID-19 Scare


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The Commissioner for Rural Electrification in Taraba State, Alexander Markus Senlo, has died.

Senlo reportedly passed on at a hospital in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, after a brief illness.

The commissioner was said to have taken ill three days ago and was admitted to the hospital, where he died Monday.

Commissioner for Information in Taraba State, Barr. Danjuma Adamu confirmed his colleague’s demise, saying that the state government was “deeply saddened by his sudden death at a time his wealth of knowledge and expertise was needed the most”.

Senlo was a two-time commissioner under the incumbent Darius Ishaku administration in the North-Eastern state.

He was also local government chairman before his appointment into the state executive council.

It remains unclear if Senlo’s demise was linked to coronavirus disease, which has infected 232 people in Nigeria so far and killed five people, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Similarly, The Herald on Saturday reported the death of Enugu State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Anthony Ugochukwu.

The foremost surgeon died at Memphy’s Hospital, Enugu on Friday, April 3.

A family representative, Dr. Kingsley Ugochukwu, disclosed that the late commissioner died of chronic kidney disease.

A former Provost of College of Medicine, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Ugochukwu was sworn-in as commissioner on September 25, 2019.

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