The Benue State Commissioner for Rural Development and Cooperatives, Mr. Aondowase Chia, slumped and later died in the hospital.
Chia is the second commissioner in the ministry to die in office under the administration of Governor Gabriel Suswam.
Atorto Girgi, an indigene of Ushongo Local Government Area of the state, as the ministry’s commissioner, died in active service over three years ago.
Chia died at about 6.30am at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi.
The Chief of Staff to the Governor, Prof. Saint Gbilekaa, who led members of the state executive council on a sympathy visit to the family of the deceased in Makurdi, the state capital, described the death as sad and very unfortunate.
The moral lesson behind this incident is that only God holds the key to the life of man. We can only predict a man’s death, we can’t determine it.