By Sola Ogundipe
The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria has offered condolences to family of immediate past Special Adviser on Health to the Lagos State Governor, Late Pharm. Toyin Amzat, who was murdered in bizarre circumstances on Sunday night.
Amzat was reportedly fatally shot in the head by unknown assailants on his way back to Lagos from a function in Sagamu, Ogun State.
In a sympathy letter signed by the PSN President, Pharm. Olumide Akintayo described Amzat as an accomplished pharmacist and promising politician whose professional colleagues were already imagining as a possible successor to Governor Amosun of Ogun State after his tenure was a dynamic pharmacist who brought in character and style to governance as a member of the Executive Committee of the Lagos State Government.
Akintayo noted that Amzat, who was one time Chairman of the Ikeja Local Government Area of Lagos State, Senior Special Assistant on Local Government matters to former Governor Bola Tinubu championed laudable health initiatives to redress deficiencies in healthcare planning and was fondly admired by stakeholders in the health sector for his bold and fearless submissions.
“Amzat who was a fellow of both the PSN and West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists was married with kids. The PSN enjoins pharmacists nationwide to specially commit the family of the departed in prayers in the next three days especially because of his services to the profession. Pharmacists are also invited to attend his burial
and 8th day prayers at his Aiyepe country home in Ogun State,” he stated.