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Unity Oladehinde from ICOBA 2000 wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:49 am:
Dear Senior and Father. Your death is a painful loss and so is the death of every other loved ones that have left us. May the memories of your good deeds keep comforting the family you left behind. Resurrection is Possible.
Dear Senior and Father. Your death is a painful loss and so is the death of every other loved ones that have left us. May the memories of your good deeds keep comforting the family you left behind. Resurrection is Possible.
Kofi O Sagoe from CULLED FROM ICOBA PLATFORM wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:48 am:
Deji Balogun IC: *Tribute to Late Prof. Lovett Lawson* It is so difficult, heartbreaking even to refer to Lovett in the past tense but that is what we are now forced to do. We have lost a gem, a staunch member of our set and a worthy member of the Igbobi College family. However, we are grateful for a life... Read more
Deji Balogun IC: *Tribute to Late Prof. Lovett Lawson*

It is so difficult, heartbreaking even to refer to Lovett in the past tense but that is what we are now forced to do. We have lost a gem, a staunch member of our set and a worthy member of the Igbobi College family. However, we are grateful for a life that impacted on many other lives, a multivalent intellectual, professional giant and a worthy human being who will long be remembered for the quality of his participation in the game of life. As we mourn and we must mourn deeply and soberly we must be consoled by the fact that his many legacies will remain to speak for him. Our heartfelt condolences go to his wife, children, the extended Lawson family and the Methodist Church of which he was a valuable member all his life. He has run a good race and to him belongs the laurel of victory. After life's feverish journey, he sleeps snugly in the bosom of the Lord.

*Prof. Adebayo Lamikanra* *6668 Set*

+234 701 111 1444: My, what a blow to ICOBA Abuja so soon after Snr Luke Opono. What a terrible loss.

My condolences to the Lawson family Billy, Nadu Theo and of course his set. This is rather devastating. Can still picture him at the last Merit Awards ceremony.

May your soul find eternal rest Sir Lovett Lawson.

Dele Odetola ICOBA: What a loss! A huge loss indeed. May the gentle soul of Professor Lovett Lawson rest in perfect peace. The good Lord will comfort the Lawson family, the 66/68 Set members, and the entire ICOBA family at large. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.
Engr Dele Odetola
68/70 Set.

Major F Abayomi Williams: This is a great loss to ICOBA May the soul of Lovett Lawson and all the faithful departed through the mercy of God Rest In Peace โ˜ฎ๏ธ

Foluso Phillips: I was and remain quite sad to hear this morning about the passing of Lovette Lawson. We just lost one hell of an Igbobian. God bless his family ...brothers, sister, wife and kids. Amen. My sincere condolences. God bless us all. Amen.

+44 7946 540753: I am still in shock and quite sad to hear this unpleasant news.
He had been a gem in all facet of life. Seeing him again at Founder's day he was full of life.
My sincere condolences to the his wife, the 'boys', his siblings, entire Lawson family and his set 66/68. ICOBA have lost another gem in Abuja.
May his soul rest in peace. So sad.

Lanre Keleko: My condolences to the Lawson Family and ICOBA Abuja Branch. Lovette Lawson was in deed a noble Nigerian and a worthy representative of our college. May our fond memories of him be everlasting.

President Murphy Ipaye: I commiserate with entire ICOBA Family and the 6668 set in particular on the sudden and shocking demise of our dear Snr. Lovett Lawson.
He was indeed a giant amongst us both in and out of the College. May the good Lord grant his soul eternal rest. Amen. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

+234 815 643 9160: My condolences to the Lawson family. May the good Lord grant unto them the fortitude to bear this loss and may his soul rest in peace

Kayode Adeluola, Sir: Our condolences to the 66/68 in particular and ICOBA as a larger brotherhood on the passing of Prof Lovette Lawson.

It is indeed a great pity that he, a renowned physician and carer of the sick, has succumbed to illness.

May God grant consolation to his wife , children and family; especially his brothers and fellow Igbobians , Seniors Billy Lawson and Theo Lawson.

May his soul rest in peace.

Kayode Adeluola
77/79

+234 815 643 9160: On behalf of the 7880 set I commiserate with ICOBA worldwide, the ICOBA 6668 set , the Lawson family and in particular the siblings of Prof Lovette Lawson Snr Billy Lawson, Snr Theo Lawson , Mrs Nadu Denloye and brother-in-law and classmate Prof Kayode Denloye

May the good Lord grant them all comfort at this time and may the soul of Prof Lovette Lawson rest in perfect peace

Gbenga Olatunbosun for
7880 set

Kofi Sagoe: LOVETTO, YOU WERE BLESSED AND YOU BLESSED OTHERS
Kofi Sagoe: REST IN THE BOSOM OF THE LORD. I WOKE UP TO REMEMBER TODAY, 14 YEARS AGO, I LOST MY WIFE ONLY TO BE SADDENED FURTHER WITH THE NEWS THAT YOU LEFT ALL OF US TO BE WITH OUR MENTOR, SLEEP ON LOVETTO

Olumuyiwa Suki ICOBA Kinoshi: May I on behalf of the entire ICOBA family worldwide, commiserate with the entire Lawson family, the Abuja Branch and the ICOBA 6668 family.

Prof. Lovette Lawson was indeed a noble Old Igbobian, a giant amongst us.

He was a fantastic footballer who fought galantly for the IC Rockets.

May God grant his family, his wife, children, brothers and sister, the fortitude to bear this loss. May the soul of the faithful departed rest in perfect peace. Amen.

Deji Balogun IC: *More Tributes...*
"In receiving the message about the passing on to glory of Prof. Lovett Lawson, my mind went straight back to the 1968 Principal's Cup Finals. It was the year that we were calling our IC Rockets to "teach them soccer" as we marched on to victory because our football captain, simply known as Elu, had guaranteed that we were destined to win the Principal's Cup. Indeed every opponent was soundly trounced, be it in a friendly or qualifying contest that year. However, 1968 Principal's Cup contest, ended as the year of our most disheartening loss on the field. We were so sure that victory was within our grasp, and no consolation prize was going to be enough. I learnt a lot about perseverance and grace on that day. The boys of the great IC cheered till the end, as our Rockets played their hearts out on the field that, many of us, as children, called the King George V Stadium which later became known as the Lagos City Stadium. Prof. Lovett Lawson was the right full back of the great IC Rockets. I have always considered every member of that squad a champion. All I can say now is, another great Rocket has left too soon to be one of the champions in a better place. May Snr. Lawson's gentle soul rest peacefully in the bosom of the angels of Almighty God's eternal peace, perfect peace."

- *Edward Senu-Oke*

Georgio Lanza: My heart goes out to the Lawson family and ICOBA. It is indeed a great loss to all of us. May his gentle soul rest in Peace with his creator. Amen. Sir Segun George. On behalf of ICOBA 62/64. Set.

+234 905 666 1149: May his soul Rest in perfect Peace
92 Set

Amb Emmanuel Ogunnaike ICOBA: Real sad news. May Professor (Sir) Lovett Lawson's soul rest in perfect peace. My condolences to the wife, children, siblings and the ICOBA family. Demola Ogunnaike 6870

+234 802 307 7656: We commiserate with the Lawson family, the lcoba 6668 set and the entire lcoba community.

We didn't meet Snr Lovett in school but he was one of the iconic seniors we heard about, probably due to his footballing prowess. Besides all the Lawson boys were oldboys. The closest to us was Snr Theo who was a set above us .

Incidentally, about a little over a year ago my classmate (Yemi Adetunji), Snr Ladi Smith and I ran into Prof Lovett at the Lagos MM2 airport, all four of us enroute Abuja. He was jovial and even invited us to join him for some conviviality later that evening at home. I couldn't make it but Yemi and Snr Ladi did.
And according to Yemi, "he was a wonderful host. Senior Ladi Smith (Agbe) and I had a swell time with him that evening. Very pleasant dinner and some choice drinks. Great Old Igbobian and committed Methodist Church member"

This is indeed a rude shock. May his soul rest in peace. Jojo Dawodu for 76/78 set

Lanre Delano: Rude Shock !!!! May Professor (Sir) Lovett Lawson's soul rest in perfect peace. Our condolences to the wife, children, grandchildren and siblings Which includes his youngest brother Theo of the 75/77 .

+234 701 111 1444: Sometime last year I was at the Lagos Airport on my way to Abuja. Then I started feeling funny but was about to board my flight. So I called Snr Lovett to tell him. He asked that I come straight to the hospital once I landed which I did.

On arrival, he had left instructions that I be brought to his house, this was about 8pm. Hmmm..perhaps the hospital founder wants to give me his personal attention. I was looking forward to some examination on getting to his residence.

Instead of his stethoscope, Snr Lovett uncorked a nice bottle of red wine which we shared and gisted far into the night about this and that.

As I eventually got up to leave, he asked โ€œkilo so pe o se e yen?โ€ (What did you say is wrong with you again). By this time, I had actually forgotten what took me there in the first place.

He said he sensed all I needed was to relax and he chose to spent his valuable time making sure I did that evening.

Thank you and Rest In Peace egbon.

Eugene Aderinola Gomes: A very sad development is the news of the passage into glory early today of Prof Lovett Lawson. Indeed a Noble Nigerian who played his part in the service to humanity in the health field both in Jos and Abuja.
On behalf of the 65\67 Set I commiserate with his wife, children and grandchildren and especially to his siblings and only sister Dr(Mrs) Nadu Denloye and the Lawson family in general for this irreparable loss. May the soul of Prof Lovett Lawson rest in peace was his Creator.
Engr Aderinola Gomes \ Secretary 65\67 Set
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+234 802 300 1296: ... as his name ...
An Ode to Sir Prof. Dr. Lovett Lawson; KJW.

As his name, Lovett
so was he: one who loved.

As his smile
so was he: one who glowed.

I remember him
as a senior whom success located
in athletics, in footballing, in cricket:
so he struck my junior mind.

As his Toffee;
as one who admired his ruggedness,
his carriage, his handsomeness:
though one, to whom he showed affection
yet my boisterousness, he gently corrected .

He seemed then, unbreakable; yet gentle
reserved, yet outgoing.
one day, only, I saw him cry
that 22nd day, of May.

From afar, over the decades
of him, one heard:
everything he was touching
to gold, was turning.

He was a colossus
in all things noble, and of good report
Like the lily which in the pond:
grew, and grew, and grew.

Five years ago, it was
fifty years nearly; his Toffee, I was
his voice, the last time I heard
when in my name;
free medics, Sir and Lady gave.

I make bold to write
goodness and mercy, followed him
all the years of his life:
Oh, that that life was much longer.

... dayodutola ...
130720
Lovett, his name
Lovett; all called him
both junior and senior.

Sent from my iPad

+1 (317) 946-0530: I am very saddened! Lost for word. My condolences to the entire Lawson and the Denloye families. Also to the entire 66/68 set. Senior Lawson was a gentleman and a scholar.May his Soul Rest In Peace. Amen.
Kayode Akiwowo

+44 7737 666683: This is a rude shock and a great loss!!!Condolences and may his soul rest in peace. Amen


ICOBA Europe

Arc Somide Oso ICOBA 6: This news came to me and members of the 67-69 set as a shock. Only a year our senior, many of us were close to him at the personal level. We all certainly thought highly of him. He was an excellent footballer and would be remembered for his exploits in the splendid school team of 1968. We wish to express our condolences to his 66-68 set classmates, and pray that the soothing hand of God, the ultimate comforter, would reach the wife and children he left behind. May his soul rest in peace.

Oso Somide
67-69 Set

+234 816 654 4171: Members of the 81/83 set hereby express our heart-felt condolences to the Lawson family and the members of the 66/68 set on the passing of Prof Lovett Lawson.

He exemplified the virtues of Nobility and brotherhood so enshrined in the ethos of our alma mater.

His contributions on professional and personal levels have been widely acclaimed.

May the soul of Prof Lovett Lawson rest in perfect peace. May God grant his family and the entire ICOBA family the grace to bear this great loss.

Dr Dele Adegoroye: We thank God for a life well spent. A good legacy of service to school and humanity as a whole. May he find peace on the bosom of the Lord.
Dipo Denloye from Amsterdam wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:45 am:
Uncle Lovett thank you so much for your amazing life and example you set all of us. You remind me of Abraham with your prosperity and generosity. I remember when we where in Togo at the beach and we all had the feeling everything was going to be taken care of because you were around, you brought peace and calmness... Read more
Uncle Lovett thank you so much for your amazing life and example you set all of us. You remind me of Abraham with your prosperity and generosity. I remember when we where in Togo at the beach and we all had the feeling everything was going to be taken care of because you were around, you brought peace and calmness wherever you went. You were always smiling bringing joy and happiness to everyone you touched. Thank you for supporting our wedding so generously, thank you for being a big brother and support to my mom. You will always be missed and never forgotten. Until we meet again in Christ. Dipo
Prof Leonard Fwa mni from University of Haifa lsrael wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:38 am:
l have just barely come to know over the last five years as a big brother, friend and colleague at the Bingham University. We build it together, shared the vision of great things to come. travelled together for the same course. However, you left me without a word. Sleep on Professor your legacy will speak on ultimately. l miss you... Read more
l have just barely come to know over the last five years as a big brother, friend and colleague at the Bingham University. We build it together, shared the vision of great things to come. travelled together for the same course. However, you left me without a word. Sleep on Professor your legacy will speak on ultimately. l miss you so dearly. One day there will be a meeting of the same mind with our creator. You've fought and won your battles. Now rest till we meet to path no more.
Prof Kursim Leonard Fwa mni and family.
Amen Zamba from Lagos wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:36 am:
"Daddy" as I always called you. I still can't believe you are gone. I guess i expected you to be there forever. I know you are in a good place now and you are at peace with the Lord. I hold on to all the good memories and I pray I can find solace in them. I will miss your... Read more
"Daddy" as I always called you.
I still can't believe you are gone.
I guess i expected you to be there forever.
I know you are in a good place now and you are at peace with the Lord.
I hold on to all the good memories and I pray I can find solace in them.
I will miss your random calls and most of all your support which you gave unstintingly.
Rest in perfect peace Daddy.
Chris Otigbuo from CMUL'74 wrote on July 15, 2020 at 8:43 am:
No Lovett, it was on the 3rd of July we had a lively chat. Little did I know this was going to be my last interaction with an amiable,very friendly and an upwardly mobile and erudite physician & classmate! So be it. Yes, as the saying goes, your reward is just not in heaven but HEAVEN itself. My family condoles... Read more
No Lovett, it was on the 3rd of July we had a lively chat. Little did I know this was going to be my last interaction with an amiable,very friendly and an upwardly mobile and erudite physician & classmate! So be it. Yes, as the saying goes, your reward is just not in heaven but HEAVEN itself. My family condoles with your wife & Children!!!
Samuel Victor-Akpan from Gaizer Lawson wrote on July 15, 2020 at 8:41 am:
My deep and sincere condolence. I couldn't believe it when i heard of your resting. I wish i had met you before you began this journey to rest. An astute man, whom I knew from afar. A member of the Lawson family whose impact and foot prints on the sands of time can not be erased. He helped those who... Read more
My deep and sincere condolence. I couldn't believe it when i heard of your resting. I wish i had met you before you began this journey to rest. An astute man, whom I knew from afar. A member of the Lawson family whose impact and foot prints on the sands of time can not be erased. He helped those who needed his help and never turned them back. Words will not just tell how much your impact will be felt, but time will tell. Adieu Big Uncle๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”
Olufemi Jegede from ICOBA 92 wrote on July 15, 2020 at 8:37 am:
Our heartfelt condolences! The late Professor and erudite will be missed for his selfless service to the nation. May his soul Rest in perfect Peace.
Our heartfelt condolences! The late Professor and erudite will be missed for his selfless service to the nation. May his soul Rest in perfect Peace.
Olawale Rhodes-Vivour wrote on July 15, 2020 at 8:23 am:
I remember my cousin as a model human being, an achiever in every sphere of life, sports, academics, carrier, business and spiritual. With all his success he always found time for his family and friends. He acted out the role of mentor and father to young families, seriously imparting moral and integrity values all the time. He had an uncanny... Read more
I remember my cousin as a model human being, an achiever in every sphere of life, sports, academics, carrier, business and spiritual. With all his success he always found time for his family and friends.
He acted out the role of mentor and father to young families, seriously imparting moral and integrity values all the time. He had an uncanny ability to put the young and humble at ease in his presence and was a great listener too.
He was driven by a strong desire to correct the injustices around us by being totally fare in every way and contributing his own little quota to a just society. Heave has certainly gained a blessed soul.!
Uchechi Vera Chinaka from ECOWAS Commission wrote on July 15, 2020 at 8:21 am:
My heartfelt condolence to the family of Prof Lawson. He was a gentle man, speaking kindly to his staff at Zankli on few occasions that I saw him around. May his soul continue to rest in peace and may God grant his family the fortitude to bear this lost. Rest in peace gentle soul!!
My heartfelt condolence to the family of Prof Lawson. He was a gentle man, speaking kindly to his staff at Zankli on few occasions that I saw him around. May his soul continue to rest in peace and may God grant his family the fortitude to bear this lost. Rest in peace gentle soul!!