By Babajide Okeowo
Half-brother to Lagos State deputy governor, Obafemi Hamzat, Haroun Hamzat, has died after testing positive for COVID-19.
The deceased, aged 37, worked at Orile Agege Local Council Development Area, Primary Health Centre.
His death was confirmed in a statement by the Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Tuesday, January 5.
“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” the statement reads.