The deputy governor of Lagos state, Obafemi Hamzat has lost his his younger brother, Dr Haroun Hamzat to COVID-19.
Haroun who was a medical doctor died at 37 years old, according to a statement by the Lagos chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA).
NMA described his death as a “dark moment” for the association.
The statement reads in part, “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,” the statement read.
“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 to our Hippocratic Brother, Dr Haroun Hamzat. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.”