Benue varsity deputy VC, Achinge, is dead

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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.



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