Enugu state government mourns with the family of late Health Commissioner Anthony Ugochukwu who reportedly died on Friday in a private facility at Memfys Hospital, Enugu. The late commissioner was said to have been battling an undisclosed ailment for some time which had kept him out of duty.
In a statement signed on behalf of the family by the deceased younger brother Kingsley Ugochukwu, stated that he died “after a prolonged but valiant battle with chronic kidney disease”. "Anthony Ugochukwu was until his death a Consultant Surgeon, Professor of Medicine, serving Commissioner for Health, Enugu State and immediate past Provost of ESUT College of Medicine, Enugu State”.
Enugu govt through the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Aroh condoles with late Health Commissioner’s family, the entire medical community and the people of Oji River Local Government Area. The commissioner stated that the state government was deeply saddened by the demise of Mr Ugochukwu “who passed away on Friday, 3rd April 2020, after a long battle with chronic kidney disease as already announced by his family”.
“The Enugu State Government is very proud of the various contributions made by Prof. Anthony Ugochukwu, in the different capacities he had served the state, particularly as Commissioner for Health, until December 2019 when he was kept out of duty due to this health challenge”.
Before his appointment in 2019, Ugochukwu was the provost of the college of medicine, Enugu State University of Science and Technology.