Lagos Deputy Gov, Obafemi Hamzat loses brother to COVID-19


The Deputy Governor of Lagos State Dr. Obafemi Hamzat has lost his half brother, Dr. Haroun Hamzat to complications from COVID-19.

Dr. Hamzat died of the virus on Tuesday at the age of 37.

The deceased was a medical doctor at one of the medical facilities in the Agege area of Lagos.

His demise was confirmed in a statement by the State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA.

The statement read, “It’s a dark moment in the Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos State, as we announce with deep regret the death of our very young colleague, Dr. Haroun Hamzat. It’s “sunset at dawn” as he was just 37 years old.

“He worked as a medical officer at one of the PHCs under Orile Agege LCDA until his demise.

“We commiserate with his immediate family, friends, associates, colleagues and staff of Lagos State PHC Board and indeed the medical fraternity of Lagos State.

“We pray against such premature deaths in our fold. May the Almighty God grant his family and all of us, the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss, Amen.

“Adieu our Hippocratic Brother, Dr Haroun Hamzat, may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.”


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