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President Buhari mourns Prof Elebute

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President Muhammadu Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to the Elebute family on the passing of their father and grandfather, Prof. Emmanuel Elebute, the founder of Lagoon Hospitals and Clinics.


The President equally commiserates with the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and West African College of Surgeons on the death of their distinguished and highly revered member.

The President pays tribute to Prof Elebute’s championing roles in health education, medical research and development in the country, through his many leadership positions in the health sector.

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As Chief Medical Director of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), President of NMA, Chairman of World Health Organisation Task Force on the Development of Appropriate Technology for Health in the field of Laboratory Equipment, and President of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, to name a few, the President affirms that Prof Elebute leaves an impressive legacy in the field of sciences, healthcare development and delivery in Nigeria, for others to emulate and build upon.

The President prays that God Almighty will receive the late surgeon’s soul and grant him peaceful repose.

He also prays that God will grant wife of the deceased, Prof (Mrs) Oyinade Elebute, children and grandchildren the fortitude to bear the loss.

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