Fayose mourns Ekiti doctors, declares 3 days mourning
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the death of six
medical doctors and one driver in the State, in an accident involving
a 13-passenger bus as the lowest point in the history of the State and
a monumental loss not only to the people of Ekiti State but to
The Governor has therefore declared a three days of mourning for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for the doctors.
Governor Fayose who directed that all flags should be flown at half-mast, described the death as an eclipse of professional and intellectual figures, who lost their lives in active service to mankind, saying; “Ekiti has lost some of the best trees in its forest of medicine. I am deeply sad. This is one loss too many.”
In a release issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications
and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said; “Death of seven
prominent indigenes of a State in one day and at the same period is a
burden too heavy to bear and it is my prayer that God, who is the only
giver and taker of live will give Ekiti people the fortitude to bear
this irreparable loss.”
The six doctors, who had an accident a few kilometres to Kaduna on
their way to Sokoto to attend Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) event were Dr Aladesanmi of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Ido-Ekiti; Dr Ojo 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.
The governor urged families, friends and professional colleagues of
the deceased, especially members of the NMA to solace in God who
giveth and taketh when it pleases Him.
“It is my prayer that 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