The Benue State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Emmanuel Ikwulono, has been confirmed dead.
He died on Wednesday afternoon after spending three months as Commissioner.
According to Vanguard News, a Government House source, who confirmed the news, said that the Commissioner died of complications after undergoing surgery for an undisclosed illness at a Jos hospital.
The source also revealed that the deceased had attended the last State Executive Council meeting last week.
“His death came as a rude shock this evening,” the source said.
Before his death, Ikwulono was sworn in on August 5, 2020, after Dr. Sunday Ongbabo resigned as a member of the State Executive Council.