Comrade Peter Gambo the Taraba State Chairman of Nigerian Labour Congress ( NLC), died in the early hours of Wednesday 15th July 2020 at the Specialist hospital Jalingo.
Commissioner of Health, Dr Innocent Vakkai, who confirmed the incident to said Gambo died of diabetes and not COVID-19.
“I want to place on record that the NLC Chairman who passed on in the early hours of this morning at Jalingo specialists hospital is not a victim of Covid-19,” he stressed.
The commissioner said that though Gambo had been on admission at the Specialists hospital Jalingo, he was tested for COVID-19 and his result came back negative.
Gambo, until his death, was serving his second term as NLC chairman, Taraba State.
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