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Ondo Govt orders flying flags at half mast to honour deceased commissioner

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ONDO State Government has directed all flags in the state to be flown at half mast for seven days in honour of the deceased Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro.

  Adegbenro, who was a two-time Health Commissioner in the state, doubled as Chairman, Ondo State Inter-ministerial Committee Against COVID-19 until his death.

  Commissioner for Information and Orientation in the state, Mr Donald Ojogo said the late Commissioner died in active service.

  “Dr Adegbenro was in the forefront of the state’s battles against the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic. Not only did he signpost commitment and diligence; he, indeed, was immeasurable in his inspiration clearly defining himself as an embodiment of selflessness, hardwork and inexorable professionalism.

  “This is one death too heavy to bear. The excruciating pains the timing has unsparingly, wrought on us in Ondo State are no less potent. To say the least, Dr Adegbenro was our General, and died healing others. Having served humanity with the attendant kindness, he played his part honourably.

  “The least we can do for this medical hero is to plant a seed of honour for him. Accordingly, the Ondo State Government has directed that all flags in the state must fly at half mast for seven days from today Thursday, 2nd of July, 2020.

 “Similarly, the Ondo State Government has declared today,  Friday, 3rd July, a work free day to honour his memory as the family will commit his body to  mother earth,” he added.

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