The Enugu State commissioner for Health, Anthony Ugochukwu, is dead. He died Friday night at a leading private hospital, Memphys Hospital Enugu. According to the Nation, this was confirmed by the House member representing his constituency, Oji River state Constituency in the Enugu House of Assembly, Jeff Mbah. Ugochukwu who was a renowned surgeon was described by Mbah as a Genius, Technocrat. “he is a great loss to both Enugu state and Nigeria. We are talking about a renowned Professor of Surgeon who has a lot to offer in turning around out health sector. Its a terrible blow.” He disclosed that the commissioner just came back from the United States and was doing fine before the sudden relapse. Mr Ugochukwu has been sick from his days as Provost College of Medicine but later recovered and concluded his work in the College However, shortly after he was appointed commissioner last year, the sickness returned, this time more severe which made him absent during the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic. His duties were being carried out by the permanent secretary in the ministry of health, Ifeanyi Agujiobi.