Enugu State commissioner for Health, Professor Anthony Ugochukwu is reportedly dead.

According to reports, Professor Anthony Ugochukwu was confirmed dead at a private hospital in Enugu state on Friday night, April 3rd.

Late Commissioner for Health, Enugu State, Prof. Anthony Ugochukwu’s family, formally announced his death in a statement signed on behalf of the family by Dr. Kingsley C. Ugochukwu. It  stated that the late Commissioner’s cause of death was a “prolonged but valiant battle with chronic kidney disease.”

According to the statement, late Prof. Ugochukwu “was until his death a Consultant Surgeon, Professor of Medicine, serving Commissioner for Health, Enugu State and immediate past Provost of ESUT College of Medicine, Enugu State”.

Lawmaker representing Oji River state constituency in the Enugu House of Assembly, Jeff Mbah, confirmed the demise of the commissioner.

In Mbah’s words:

“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.”

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