Edo Ex-Commissioner, Adodo, Dies Of COVID-19

A former Commissioner for Establishment and Special Duties in Edo State, Comrade Didi Adodo, is dead.

Adodo, who served during the two terms of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s administration, reportedly died in the early hours of Tuesday, after battling with COVID-19 complications for days.

It was gathered that he took ill five days ago, but could not recover from the illness.

Until his death, Comrade Adodo was the General Secretary of Iron and Steel Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ISSSAN). He was also a former General Secretary of the United Labour Congress.

A source close to the family confirmed the death, saying efforts were being made to bury him today (Tuesday).

“I can confirm to you that Comrade Adodo is dead. He passed on in the early hours of Tuesday and the family is making efforts to bury him immediately”, the source said.

Adodo, who hailed from Iruekpen, Esan West Local Government Area of the state, attended Holy Trinity Grammar School, Sabongidda-Ora, and graduated in 1979.

He later attended the University of Benin where he graduated in 1986. He was married with children.

Family members of the deceased could not be reached for comments as their mobile phones were switched off.