Obaseki Mourns As Former Edo Health Commissioner Passes On

Prof. (Mrs.) Aihanuwa Eregie


A former Commissioner of Health in Edo State, Prof. (Mrs.) Aihanuwa Eregie, is dead.


The late Prof (Mrs.) Eregie served as a commissioner between 2013 and 2016 under the administration of former Governor Adams Oshiomhole.


It is with shock and sadness that I received the news of the passing of former Edo State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Mrs. Aihanuwa Eregie.


The deceased was a professor at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) where she worked until her passage.


Meanwhile, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has described the late Prof. Mrs. Aihanuwa Eregie, as a seasoned medical professional to the state and the country.


Obaseki, in a statement personally signed by him, said the death of the former commissioner was a great loss to the state.


According to the governor, “The late Mrs. Eregie was an emblem of excellence, committing herself to her family and the overall development of society.

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“Virtuous and god-fearing, she was a stickler for hard work and imparted the values of discipline and integrity to all who were fortunate to benefit from her wealth of experience and knowledge.


“As a professor at the prestigious University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), she contributed exceptionally to grooming and mentoring a generation of medical professionals who have continued to strengthen the healthcare sector both in our dear state and the nation.


“Serving the State with unparalleled dedication and passion between the years of 2013 and 2016, Late Prof. Mrs. Eregie graced her role as Commissioner for Health with the same fervour and commitment that defined her illustrious career.


“Affable but with a strong personality, she shone in a million ways. Her candour and charisma endeared her to many. Indeed, the State has lost a gem.


“On behalf of the Government and people of Edo State, I extend heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Mrs. Eregie, the UBTH community, as well as friends and well-wishers. May God grant all the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”

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