Professor Godwin Achinge, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration of the Benue State University, BSU, Makurdi has reportedly died of COVID-19 complications.
Sources said Achinge, who was also Vice-Chairman of the Benue State Action Committee on COVID-19, died Sunday afternoon in Jos the Plateau State capital where he had gone to seek medical attention.
A member of the Action Committee who spoke to the media on condition of anonymity confirmed the death of Professor Achinge.
“We lost our Vice Chairman, Professor Achinge to the virus this afternoon in Jos, but we are still waiting for the family to be briefed on the development,” he said.
Governor Samuel Ortom had Saturday in his routine briefing and update on the virus disclosed that Achinge had tested positive for the virus alongside 36 others.