Six Doctors Die In Autocrash: Ekiti Mourns


Ekiti State and the Nigerian Medical Association are mourning the loss of six medical doctors of the NMA Ekiti state chapter who died in an auto crash on April 24th on their way to Sokoto to attend a conference.

The six medical doctors identified as Dr. Aladesanmi of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Ido-Ekiti; Dr. Oj Taiwo of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), NMA Secretary, Dr. Akinyele Lexy; Dr. Ogunseye of the Health Management Board (HMB); EKSUTH Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) President, Dr. Olajide, Dr. Adeniyi James of the FMC and a driver, Mr. Ajibola all met their untimely death along the Kaduna expressway.

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose in a press statement has declared three days, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of mourning in honour of the deceased doctors, directing that all flags should be flown at half-mast.

Gov. Fayose described their death as the lowest point in the history of the State and a monumental loss not only to the people of Ekiti State, but to Nigerians.

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Fayose called it an eclipse of professional and intellectual figures, who lost their lives in active service to mankind, he also added that it is ‘one loss too many’, praying God to give Ekiti people the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

In the release issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor urged families, friends and professional colleagues of the deceased, especially members of the NMA, to take solace in God who giveth and taketh when it pleases Him.

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“It is my prayer that a tragic incident like this will not be witnessed in Ekiti State again and that God in His infinite mercies will console the families of the deceased.”

“On behalf of my family, Government and people of Ekiti State, I express our heartfelt condolence for the loss of these promising sons of Ekiti and wish their families, friends and professional colleagues the continued support and guidance of the Almighty God,” the governor said.