condolences to the Elebute family on the passing of their father and
grandfather, Prof. Emmanuel Elebute, the founder of Lagoon Hospitals and
The President, in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and
publicity, Femi Adesina, equally commiserated with the Nigerian Medical
Association (NMA) and West African College of Surgeons on the death of
their distinguished and highly revered member.
The statement in part reads;
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.
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.