While Nigeria is battling with the global pandemic, Coronavirus (COVID-19) which has claimed thousands of lives worldwide, reports received a moment ago confirmed that the Health Commissioner for Enugu State, Mr Anthony Ugochukwu has died.
Naija News report that Honourable, Hon. Jeff Mbah, Member of House of Representatives who represent Oji River State Constituency in the state Assembly disclosed the death of the renowned professor and surgeon who died in the late hour of Friday, April 3 at a Memphys Hospital in Enugu.
“Anthony is a great loss to both Enugu state and Nigeria,” says Mbah who described deceased as a Genius and a Technocrat.
He added, “We are talking about a renowned Professor of Surgeon who has a lot to offer in turning around our health sector. Its a terrible blow.”
Concerned Nigerians have however taken to the social media to react to the death of the Surgeon.
See below some of the reactions:
The Commissioner of Health Enugu State Prof Anthony Ugochukwu has died.
The news of his death came as a shock,as he was said to have had a long battle with an undisclosed sickness.
Prof. Ugochukwu was a Surgeon and a lecturer at ESUTH
May his Soul Rest On In Peace pic.twitter.com/UIYGnCp8qQ
— CoalCityConnect (@Coal_City) April 4, 2020
What a big loss at this critical time that his wealth of experience is needed. Its a pity. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace and may God grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss. Amen!!
— Emeka Ezeh (@iamemekaezeh) April 4, 2020
Died at this time we need him?! May his soul rest in peace. Amen
"Long battle with an undisclosed sickness" May his soul rest in peace. But If I May, when was he appointed?
— Talion_the_Ranger (@Talion_D_Ranger) April 4, 2020
May his soul rest in peace. He was also the former provost of Esucom
— Ziizee (@zinny_oj) April 4, 2020