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Maryanne Uwagba from Zankli Medical Services Limited wrote on July 24, 2020 at 5:01 pm:
Thank you Prof for the opportunities you gave me at various times, first, making me become a member of the Zankli family and the first Head of Finance of this noble organisation and thereafter, giving me the priviledge to serve as the first Director of Admin & Finance. Such was the belief and trust you trust you had in me.... Read more
Thank you Prof for the opportunities you gave me at various times, first, making me become a member of the Zankli family and the first Head of Finance of this noble organisation and thereafter, giving me the priviledge to serve as the first Director of Admin & Finance. Such was the belief and trust you trust you had in me. With God's help, i shall continue to strive to do my best.

We, (my daughter and I) remain grateful for impacting our lives, for always being there when it mattered most. Our heartfelt condolences to your family all your loved ones.

May your good works live on and may your soul rest peacefully in God's bossom.

Rest in Peace sir.
Dr. DB ADAMU from UATH, Gwagwalada wrote on July 24, 2020 at 4:19 pm:
Great teacher! Taught us community medicine as the pioneer set of medical students in University of Abuja. He used to print lecture handouts for everyone in my class, free! Can't count the number of times he would give us money "for drinks". Saw him last at the 2019 National TB Conference. Full of life. He will be missed dearly.
Great teacher! Taught us community medicine as the pioneer set of medical students in University of Abuja. He used to print lecture handouts for everyone in my class, free! Can't count the number of times he would give us money "for drinks". Saw him last at the 2019 National TB Conference. Full of life. He will be missed dearly.
Dr. Henry Ewunonu from National hospital Abuja wrote on July 24, 2020 at 3:14 pm:
A TRUE SOLDIER DIES AT HIS DUTY POST. "I'll be a true soldier, I'll die at my post" so says a song writer. Few years back when the medical community in Abuja was mourning the death of a past chairman of the NMA Dr. Amaechina who died in the actual line of duty, Prof. Lovett Lawson consoled us with a... Read more
A TRUE SOLDIER DIES AT HIS DUTY POST.
"I'll be a true soldier, I'll die at my post" so says a song writer. Few years back when the medical community in Abuja was mourning the death of a past chairman of the NMA Dr. Amaechina who died in the actual line of duty, Prof. Lovett Lawson consoled us with a reassurance that it is more honourable for a true soldier to die at the battle front rather than in his bedroom while a war rages on.

Prof. Lawson lived true to this assertion. Every nation of the world calls out its Generals during war, especially a raging one. Prof. Lawson did not wait to be called out; he volunteered to contribute his all to the war against the unseen enemy, a virus tinier than tubercle bacillus which he dealt a terrible blow to. Howbeit, he lost the battle.

Prof. Lawson, it is doubtful if the nation you loved and served truly cherished your sacrifices of leaving an evidently assured harvest ground in Jos to an uncertain terrain to contribute your mettle to the development of the FCT. You were not a politician so, such appellation as Dinstingushed and Honourable may not be your alias in the public domain.

But we who you inspired hope in and mentored to decisively face our life's challenges appreciate. The children Zankli saved from the terrible illnesses of childhood most especially are grateful. We and them will preserve your memory. The heightened attention you gave to Tropical Medicine especially the Neglected Diseases amd more especially top notch research initiatives in tuberculosis add more feathers to your crown of glory.

Adieu the jovial ever focussed fighter who accepts any challenge and excel. Adieu the humble yet great one.
Dr. Henry Ewunonu.
A mentee.
Kayode Akiwowo from USA wrote on July 24, 2020 at 2:46 pm:
My dear senior Lawson., you were and shall always be remembered as ‘ a gentleman and a scholar.’ Rest In Peace
My dear senior Lawson., you were and shall always be remembered as ‘ a gentleman and a scholar.’ Rest In Peace
Bassey A. Iton from Methodist Church Nigeria Abuja Diocese Of Abuja wrote on July 24, 2020 at 12:48 pm:
THE PASSAGE OF A COLOSSUS In my may grief, I watched on national TV, the Hon. Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire eulogize Sir Dr. Lovett Lawson for his immense contribution to the development of medicine in this country. In life, he stood tall with the minister. The Hon. Minister of Health was stating the obvious. Sir Professor Lovett... Read more
THE PASSAGE OF A COLOSSUS
In my may grief, I watched on national TV, the Hon. Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire eulogize Sir Dr. Lovett Lawson for his immense contribution to the development of medicine in this country. In life, he stood tall with the minister. The Hon. Minister of Health was stating the obvious. Sir Professor Lovett Lawson is a Nigerian and internationally renowned professor of infectious diseases, a consultant orthopedic surgeon the Managing Director of a premier medical centre, the Zankli Medical Centre. His hard work, administrative, professional business prowess and tenacity were legendary. Combined with audacious willpower, he turned his Zankli Medical Centre quickly from a one-man small practice to one of the leading medical institutions in the country, employing many doctors, nurses, hospital administrators and other personnel. The Zankli Medical Centre, ZMC is a reference point in Abuja for infectious diseases, maternity and gynecology.

A patron of many societies and an advocate of worthy causes within and outside our church - the Methodist Church Nigeria, he is a recipient of the Knight of John Wesley. His contributions are too numerous to mention. He was a Gamji, an Iroko, an Ofriyo...in any language..the largest tree in the forest.

Human beings are made of many parts, Sir Lawson used all of his for the benefit of humanity. Believers have gifts of the holy spirit. Dr. Lawson used all of his for the benefit of humanity. A Doctor of repute, he used God's talent and gifts, both spiritual and intrinsic, to touch many lives. How many of our church members, both priests and laity, have received treatment at no cost from his ZMC? Uncountable!! Just recently a priest, from far away Calabar, called to testify that all his children were delivered in ZMC with all other medical expenses at no cost. Just recently too, the worthy Knight partnered with the Diocese to resuscitate and upgrade the hitherto moribund medical outpost in the Cathedral of Unity. The nurse and the attendant salaries and remunerations are borne by ZMC. All the drugs subsidized by ZMC. A silent donor at all times.

At the outbreak of this pandemic, my great doctor, you sensitized all of us against this pandemic and advocated the preventive protocol against it. You donated to all the men the blue face masks. A lifesaver, you lost your life saving another person's life. I have reserved mine for remembrance.

My dear and most respected doctor, servant of God and elder of our church, we shall miss you very dear dearly, your wife and nuclear family shall miss you very dearly. The Methodist family shall miss you very dearly. The medical family shall miss you very dearly. Your many and varied recipients of your generosity and philanthropy shall miss you very dearly. The country shall miss you very dearly. The WHO and the world shall miss you very dearly!!!

May God give you the abundant and everlasting life with His saints in Glory. May your wife and family be consoled by the strength of the Almighty. May your soul find rest in the bosom of the Lord.

Bassey Iton (Lay President, Diocese of Abuja)
Dr. Fatima Zara Mairami from Abuja, Nigeria wrote on July 24, 2020 at 12:33 pm:
When a bright candle is put out, the darkness is revealing and all-pervading. Such profound gloom was witnessed on Monday 13th July 2020 with the exit of our dearest Professor Lovett Lawson, gone with his kindness, warmth and love. We have lost an icon in the Medical field, an amiable personality, gentleman to the core, kindhearted to the letter, honourable... Read more
When a bright candle is put out, the darkness is revealing and all-pervading. Such profound gloom was witnessed on Monday 13th July 2020 with the exit of our dearest Professor Lovett Lawson, gone with his kindness, warmth and love.

We have lost an icon in the Medical field, an amiable personality, gentleman to the core, kindhearted to the letter, honourable by every measure, friendly to a fault, accommodating to all, mentor par excellence, bestie to our dear sister, the accolades go on...

Himself a former Chairman of Nigerian Medical Association way back in the formative years, I was opportune to step into the big shoes left by eminent personalities like him in 2014 and joined the league in 2016. Throughout my tenure and beyond, his humility in according me respect was unbelievable and our relationship will be treasured till eternity.

Upon receiving the news, I wrote ‘still in shock is truly how I dare say l(we) all feel at this seemingly unbelievable and deeply saddening event, especially those of us privileged to have interacted with him personally over the years!’ That feeling of emptiness hasn’t faded and we all sorely miss him.

Surely from Thee we all come and unto Thee we all shall return. We pray The Almighty, the greatest Comforter of all, grant the Lawsons, friends, colleagues, acquaintances and indeed all of us, the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.

Dr. Fatima Zara Mairami
Former Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association, FCT, Nigeria.
Chief Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, National Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria.
Dapo Akintola from London wrote on July 24, 2020 at 9:54 am:
Hey Doc, This still feels weird and strange, You have left a void in the family that will never be filled, your passing came as a shock to us and as you sit in the arms of the Lord, looking down on us and smiling, we know you are in safe hands🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿. Your knowledge of life was very vast, you... Read more
Hey Doc, This still feels weird and strange, You have left a void in the family that will never be filled, your passing came as a shock to us and as you sit in the arms of the Lord, looking down on us and smiling, we know you are in safe hands🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿.
Your knowledge of life was very vast, you could relate on any level, every time we conversed in the physical realm, you always dropped a "dime" on me, that blew my mind.
I will miss our conversations and I will definitely miss you, See you on the flip side Big Fella. Ti amo Tanto✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿.
Chinwe Ezisi from Lagos wrote on July 24, 2020 at 7:37 am:
Adieu sir! You came, you saw and you conquered! You lived a full life and were loved by many. Your life and acheivements challenge me personally. Sleep on in the bosom of the Lord. Amen.
Adieu sir!
You came, you saw and you conquered!
You lived a full life and were loved by many.
Your life and acheivements challenge me personally.
Sleep on in the bosom of the Lord. Amen.
Engr. F. Odusanya from Port-Harcourt wrote on July 24, 2020 at 7:10 am:
Dr. Lawson, a rare gem, came into the World, did his very best to put his name on the Sand of time. An epitome of humility and kindness. A role model worthy of emulation by all levels of human creations at all times. Your achievement will last for ever. May the good Lord console the family left behind and your... Read more
Dr. Lawson, a rare gem, came into the World, did his very best to put his name on the Sand of time.
An epitome of humility and kindness.
A role model worthy of emulation by all levels of human creations at all times.
Your achievement will last for ever.
May the good Lord console the family left behind and your gentle Soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.
Chito from Nwana wrote on July 23, 2020 at 6:50 pm:
My Personal Tribute: Prof Lawson was truly a gift to humanity. My heart is shattered as this still seems so surreal. I first met Prof, when he became my mother’s physician many years ago. Soon, we all became patients of Zankili Med Center one way or the other. His style of practice, intuition and gift of empathy made him our... Read more
My Personal Tribute:

Prof Lawson was truly a gift to humanity. My heart is shattered as this still seems so surreal.

I first met Prof, when he became my mother’s physician many years ago. Soon, we all became patients of Zankili Med Center one way or the other. His style of practice, intuition and gift of empathy made him our number 1 doctor. When my mother passed from breast cancer, we set up a foundation in her memory. Prof became one of the foundation’s major donors providing access to medical & surgical care to our adopted communities.

He was a mentor and father figure to many of us ( his junior colleagues). When I became chairperson of GMD, he immediately took me under his wings and I can categorically state that I owe him for any success that I may have had on this assignment.
I can’t imagine what his lovely wife Dr. Funke Lawson, his children and loved ones are going through. May our prayers comfort them through this very painful time.

He will never be forgotten and has left a legacy that will endure forever😇💔😭😭