BSU Deputy VC, Godwin Achinge dies of COVID-19

BSU Deputy VC, Godwin Achinge dies of COVID-19

Less than 24 hours after Governor Samuel Ortom announced him as one of those that tested positive for COVID-19, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor ( DVC) Administration of the Benue State University( BSU) Professor Godwin Achinge has died.

Furthermore, Achinge, who doubled as the Vice-chairman Benue State Emergency Committee on COVID 19, reportedly died in Jos Plateau state on Sunday.

Ortom had during a press conference on Saturday announced his wife, Eunice Ortom and Achinge as some of the new cases of coronavirus infection in the state.

News of the death of the Deputy Vice-chancellor ( DVC- Admin) of Benue State University (BSU) filtered to Benue on Sunday.

Reports said he died in Jos where he was on admission and undergoing treatment .

At press time, there still no confirmation as to whether the late DVC died of complications from COVID 19.

But news of his death sent shock waves into the spines of many, especially the COVID 19 Committee and Benue State University Community.

Those who wrote condolence message on his face book page described him as a perfect gentleman who was easy -going.

Others described him as being instrumental to the success of the fight against the spread of COVID 19 in Benue.

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Many residents wept profusely on hearing the news of his death, saying they would miss a medical doctor who treated patients free of charge.

His consulting clinic is located beside popular Katsina Ala street in High-level area of Makurdi, Benue state capital.

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