Enugu State commissioner for Health, Professor Anthony Ugochukwu, is dead.
The famous specialist was said to have kicked the bucket Friday night at a main private clinic, Memphys Hospital Enugu.
The advancement was affirmed by the House part speaking to his body electorate, 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. It’s a terrible blow.”
He disclosed that the commissioner just came back from the United States and was doing fine before the sudden relapse.
Professor Anthony Ugochukwu has been sick from his days at Provost College of Medicine.
He later recovered and concluded his work in the College.
However, shortly after he was appointed commissioner last year, the sickness has returned, this time more severe.
All these while with the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic, the commissioner has been out of circulation.
His duties were being carried out by the permanent secretary in the ministry of health, Dr Ifeanyi Agujiobi.