Gov. Abiodun Mourns Ogunlesi, First Prof. of Medicine

Nigeria’s first professor of Medicine, Professor Theophilus Ogunlesi, has passed on at the age of ninety-nine.

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, while reacting to the news in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Kunle Somorin, described the death as painful.

He noted that Professor Ogunlesi passed away when his vast experience in the field of Medicine was needed most, especially in the face of challenges militating against the health sector.

The governor said Ogun had indeed lost one of the finest medical experts the world would ever know, saying the late Emeritus Professor would be sorely missed in the state, Nigeria and the world at large, 

He said Professor Ogunlesi would continue to be remembered as an illustrious son of Ogun, a highly respected citizen of Nigeria and a world-renowned specialist in the field of Medicine.

Wale Oluokun

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