Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, of the Benue State University, and vice-chairman of Benue State Action Committee on COVID-19, Professor Godwin Achinge, is dead.
Achinge had earlier tested positive for coronavirus.
The academic reportedly died on Sunday afternoon at an undisclosed hospital in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
A member of the committee anonymously told The Punch: “Yes, we lost Professor Achingi, the deputy chairman of the state action committee on COVID-19 this (Sunday) afternoon,” the member said.
The chairman of the State Action Committee on COVID-19 and deputy governor of the state, Benson Abounu have reported filed the report, but the Benue state Commissioner for Information and member of the State Action Committee on COVID-19, Ngunan Addingi, is yet to confirm it.