Lagos deputy governor’s brother dies from ‘COVID-19 complications’

Dr Haroun Hamzat, half-brother to Lagos deputy governor Obafemi Hamzat, is dead.

His death was announced in a statement by the Lagos chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Tuesday.

According to the statement, Haroun, who worked at a public health centre in Orile Agege Local Council Development Area, was aged 37.

Although the NMA statement did not reveal the cause of his Haroun’s death, the young medical doctor, according to Sahara Reporters, died from COVID-19 complications.

He was said to have died at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba where the government isolates and treats COVID-19 patients.

“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,” the NMA said.

“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.”

Sahara Reporters

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