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Benue State University loses Deputy VC

Prof Godwin Achinge,  Benue State University Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, is dead.

Achinge, who was also the vice-chairman of Benue State Action Committee on COVID-19, had earlier tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus.

According to a report by The Punch, Achinge, died on Sunday afternoon at an undisclosed hospital in Jos, the Plateau State capital.

A member of the committee who did not want to be mentioned confirmed his death to our correspondent on the phone.

“Yes, we lost Professor Achingi, the deputy chairman of the state action committee on COVID-19 this (Sunday) afternoon,” the member said.

When contacted, the state Commissioner for Information and member of the State Action Committee on COVID-19, Ngunan Addingi, said she was yet to confirm the report from the chairman of the State Action Committee on COVID-19 and deputy governor of the state, Benson Abounu.

In other news, popular Warri based cleric, Pastor Richmond Leigh of Father’s House Bible Church in Effurun, Delta State is dead.

Sympathisers thronged the Warri headquarters of the Church in Effurun, Delta State, on Saturday, following the death of the church’s founder, Pastor Richmond Leigh.

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