Lagos deputy governor loses brother to Covid-19

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Dr Haroun Hamzat, half-brother of Lagos State Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat, has died after testing positive for COVID-19.

Aged 37, the deceased worked in a primary health care centre in Orile Agege Development Area.

His death was confirmed in a statement by the Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Tuesday, January 5.

The statement reads: “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.”

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