The Commissioner for Health in Benue State, Dr Emmanuel Saleh Ikwulono, is dead.
Benue State Government House source who spoke to our correspondent disclosed that, the commissioner died as a result of complications from the surgery he underwent for an undisclosed ailment.
Our source explained further that Dr. Ikwulono appeared healthy and had attended the weekly State Executive council meeting last week before his sudden demise, as a result of the surgery.
“He attended the last State Executive Council meeting last week and subsequently went for the surgery.
“His death came as a rude shock this evening”, the government house source said.
Ikwulono has served as Benue State Commissioner for Health and Human Services for barely three months, having taken over in August 5,2020, to replace Dr Sunday Ongbabo who voluntarily resigned his appointment with the State government in July, 2020.