Tragedy has hit the family of the Deputy Governor of Lagos State Dr. Obafemi Hamzat as his half brother Haroun on Tuesday succumbed to the ravaging Covid pandemic.
The late Haroun Hamzat was said to be working as a medical doctor at one of the medical facilities in Agege area of Lagos before he tested positive to the virus.
A statement by the state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association confirmed the younger Hamzat's death on Tuesday.
It 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. Its “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.