Remains of the late Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, were on Friday laid to rest according to Islamic rites in his Ilara-Mokin family home.
But the social distancing protocol was ignored as family members and friends wailed uncontrollably.
The commissioner had been ill for some days before he died on Wednesday morning at the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo State.
Ruling All Progressives Congress’ Publicity Secretary, Mr Alex Kalejaiye, said in a statement that Adegbenro was at the forefront of the state government’s efforts to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the statement, “Dr Adegbenro has been at the forefront of government’s efforts to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ondo State. His demise collides violently with this patriotic assignment.
“He was a party man to the core, readily accessible, humble, and dependable. His commitment to the general wellbeing of people within and outside his circle was unparalleled.
“Although the party is deeply traumatised by this huge loss, we pray God to console his immediate family, the people of Ifedore, and the Government of Ondo State. We also pray that his soul will find peace with his creator.”