Tuesday, April 26, 2016 7:31 am
The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has mourned the death, in an auto crash, of six medical doctors from Ekiti State and their driver, describing the development as devastating and deeply saddening.
The doctors died in an accident along the Abuja-Kaduna road on Sunday, on their way to attend the annual conference and delegates meeting of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), in Sokoto.
Fayemi in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Yinka Oyebode, said the death of these care givers was a tragic loss not only to their respective families, but to Ekiti State, the medical profession and to him personally, having had a personal working relationship with some of them in the health care delivery programmes of his administration in the state.
The former Ekiti State Governor said: “losing seven citizens, including six dedicated and patriotic doctors in one accident is not only disheartening, it is troubling.”
“It is indeed a terribly sad moment for the entire people of Ekiti state.
“My condolences go to the families of the deceased, the government and people of Ekiti State, and the Nigerian Medical Association.
“Our prayer is that God grants the families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, and grants the souls of the deceased eternal rest.”