The body of the Ondo State Commissioner for Health, late Dr. Wahab Adegbenro was on Friday committed to mother earth following his demise on Thursday.
Dr. Adegbero’s remains were laid to rest according to Islamic rites in his country home of Ilara-Mokin, Ifedore Local Government Area of the Ondo State.
During the burial, the enormous crowd failed to adhere to the social distancing rule as they converged on the burial site to catch a glimpse of the process.
Adegbenro, 65, who was the Chairman of the Inter-ministerial committee against COVID-19 gave up the ghost on Thursday following COVID-19 complications.
His death came few days after Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu went into self-isolation after testing positive for the deadly disease.
The burial was supervised by officials of the National Center for Disease Control, NCDC amid the surging crowd who thronged the scene of the interment.
The Chief Imam of Akure kingdom, Alhaji Abdulakeem Yayi Akorede led a terse graveside prayers.
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