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SEYI BODY-LAWSON from Lagos wrote on July 15, 2020 at 7:55 am:
Uncle Lovett....Uncle Jos....an Uncle extraordinary. Really hurts that you have gone too soon. You related with me as a younger brother than a nephew... Receiving me with open arms always. "Don't ever sneak in and out of Abuja without coming to see me,...what is wrong with you Lagos people?" you said. The first time in Abuja and many other times... Read more
Uncle Lovett....Uncle Jos....an Uncle extraordinary. Really hurts that you have gone too soon. You related with me as a younger brother than a nephew... Receiving me with open arms always. "Don't ever sneak in and out of Abuja without coming to see me,...what is wrong with you Lagos people?" you said. The first time in Abuja and many other times you accommodated me, gave me your car to get by daily.....simply awesome. Will ever be grateful to you.
You were ever so bubbly... cheerful..... an inspiration to us all in the Lawson family.
All the grooves and fun we had at your house during parties, your dance moves and the reunion in Lome are memories that can never leave me.
Will miss you greatly Uncle Lovett
Rest well...
Anonymous wrote on July 15, 2020 at 7:12 am:
My heartfelt condolence. I never got to meet Dr Lawson but my family's history wont be complete without mentioning his name. During the military regime when my father was been pushed from one prison to the other he ended up in Bauchi.became ill and had to be taken to a hospital in Jos. My mum and my sister had to... Read more
My heartfelt condolence. I never got to meet Dr Lawson but my family's history wont be complete without mentioning his name. During the military regime when my father was been pushed from one prison to the other he ended up in Bauchi.became ill and had to be taken to a hospital in Jos. My mum and my sister had to stay in Jos and Mrs Ayo Adebanjo a cousin to the Lawsons introduced them to Dr Lawson. He put them up in his house and both him and his wife took very good care of them. My brother and i still spoke about how caring they both were. May the Lord accept his soul and comfort his loved ones.
Professor Afolabi Lesi Provost CMUL wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:59 am:
He was an excellent physician and researcher and was committed to lifting the College of Medicine to higher heights. May his soul rest in perfect peace and may the Lord continue to uphold his family and the greater Lawson family at this time and beyond. Amen.
He was an excellent physician and researcher and was committed to lifting the College of Medicine to higher heights. May his soul rest in perfect peace and may the Lord continue to uphold his family and the greater Lawson family at this time and beyond. Amen.
Dr. BOLA MAIRAIYEBU wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:52 am:
A great man indeed. He was an Uncle, Colleague at Bingham University where he started the Zanklin Research center for tropical medicine. Our Pioneer Dean for Clinical Sciences and a leader. I worked closely with him in many committees. He could speak all Nigerian languages fluently. In JS 3 i was admitted in Zanklin Jos and he treated me so... Read more
A great man indeed. He was an Uncle, Colleague at Bingham University where he started the Zanklin Research center for tropical medicine. Our Pioneer Dean for Clinical Sciences and a leader. I worked closely with him in many committees. He could speak all Nigerian languages fluently. In JS 3 i was admitted in Zanklin Jos and he treated me so well i didnt want to leave when i got well.... told him that story. Great Philanthropist and a friend. He will alway ask about every body and everything related to your well being and profer solutions. He is a loving and caring person. I will miss him. Adieu Prof Lawson. Rest well.
Lola Thompson Makinde wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:12 am:
In more recent weeks, as more and more people lose their lives to covid19, it became more intense in me to appreciate every moment that I spend on this side of eternity. I have begun to cherish every opportunity. One fundamental question that comes readily to my mind is: what is the purpose of this life? The rat-race of wanting... Read more
In more recent weeks, as more and more people lose their lives to covid19, it became more intense in me to appreciate every moment that I spend on this side of eternity. I have begun to cherish every opportunity.

One fundamental question that comes readily to my mind is: what is the purpose of this life? The rat-race of wanting to achieve some material and social relevance! But indeed, we live in this material world and our social relevance must count for something!
I've lost close friends, some old and some young, some who were strong, some weak. All in the pursuit of their personal dreams, actively or passively.
Some left behind very young families, some whose children had grown. Unfortunately, many of them died having not realized their true purpose in life. One who died, I was told, was so scared a day before and his fears were that he did not think he'd done all there's to be done with his life. Unfortunately, though young, he passed on in his sleep the following day. Indeed the realisation hits us in these moments, ones academic achievements, career success, color of one's skin, social status, wealth and all become so irrelevant.

Another, my uncle, I will say, lived a fulfilled life and died doing what he loved doing, helping people. He was in his 70s he founded the first children's hospital in Abuja, Zankli. He played polo, he played golf. Even as a Christian he went into circles that were secular and spent himself giving his talent and of himself. He employed over 3000 people in his lifetime.

The highlight of his years was how many lives he changed. Not only did surgeries births etc happen at his hospital, he sent his wife to go and study medecine after 3 kids to specialise in paediatrics.

One thing I've learnt from his life is that he "died empty"! He did not just count the the Chronos(time), he made the time count.

Adieu Dr. Lovett Lawson
Dr R L E Okujaye wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:04 am:
On behalf of my family and the Staff of Diri ENT Clinic, l must express our heartfelt sympathy on the demise of your amiable, kind-hearted and humble husband, an embodiment of humility and gentleness. I cannot still believe that the cold hands off death has snatched away our Prof from this mortal world. He will forever be remembered. May his... Read more
On behalf of my family and the Staff of Diri ENT Clinic, l must express our heartfelt sympathy on the demise of your amiable, kind-hearted and humble husband, an embodiment of humility and gentleness. I cannot still believe that the cold hands off death has snatched away our Prof from this mortal world. He will forever be remembered. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace with our Creator in Heaven. May the Almighty God grant you the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
Dr Aisha Umar from MWAN FCT wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:04 am:
There are really no words, to describe the great sadness we feel as we continue to count the number of persons we have lost so far this year to the Pandemic. My very Sincere condolences to the family and friends of our departed, Professor Lovett Lawson, who was one of the very best examples of a good doctor, loving husband,... Read more
There are really no words, to describe the great sadness we feel as we continue to count the number of persons we have lost so far this year to the Pandemic. My very Sincere condolences to the family and friends of our departed, Professor Lovett Lawson, who was one of the very best examples of a good doctor, loving husband, a father and mentor to many, a perfect gentleman and one we can proudly call a Senior colleague, an NMA elder and honorary member of MWAN. To his wife and Family, we pray that Almighty God, will give you the strength to bear this loss. He is variously described by many as kind hearted, loving and caring. We feel honoured to have indeed, known such an honorable man. Gone too soon. May God grant his soul eternal rest.
Fikayo Taiwo wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:03 am:
He was an amazing father figure always asking after my well-being, and always jokingly asking when I’ll bring a husband so we can do party. I’m so sad I wasn’t able to do that for him before he passed. I pray the Almighty grants him eternal rest and comfort you in more ways than you can imagine. Please accept my... Read more
He was an amazing father figure always asking after my well-being, and always jokingly asking when I’ll bring a husband so we can do party. I’m so sad I wasn’t able to do that for him before he passed. I pray the Almighty grants him eternal rest and comfort you in more ways than you can imagine. Please accept my condolences ma.
Rev Dapo wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:02 am:
I remember how Daddy would give me free treatment as an Undergraduate in Jos; I remember how he will always say “Fine Pastor” and I would reply “Fine Daddy”, so yesterday, I saw him in you! I’m consoled that he is in a good place, how do I know, I prayed on early Sunday morning and I was so sure... Read more
I remember how Daddy would give me free treatment as an Undergraduate in Jos; I remember how he will always say “Fine Pastor” and I would reply “Fine Daddy”, so yesterday, I saw him in you! I’m consoled that he is in a good place, how do I know, I prayed on early Sunday morning and I was so sure he would be ok cus I had so so much peace in my Spirit. I’m consoled that our Prayers are not in vain; Daddy left at his time and this is settled in my mind.
This does not make it easier, I know but he left a piece of himself in all of us and now I see all of him in you.
Remain blessed Rev Dapo
Dr Tokunbo Dabiri wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:01 am:
What a big loss. May Almighty God bless his soul with perfect peace and strengthen those left behind. I had the special opportunity of staying in their Abuja home during one of MWAN NEC meetings. He made us so welcome with legend hospitality . What a gentleman and professional to the core. My sister, Dr Funke Lawson, pls accept my... Read more
What a big loss. May Almighty God bless his soul with perfect peace and strengthen those left behind.
I had the special opportunity of staying in their Abuja home during one of MWAN NEC meetings. He made us so welcome with legend hospitality
. What a gentleman and professional to the core. My sister, Dr Funke Lawson, pls accept my warmest condolences. May Almighty God comfort you and your children. Ameen