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Chito Nwana from Guild of Medical Directors FCT wrote on July 23, 2020 at 5:52 pm:
On behalf of the Guild of Medical Directors FCT, we commiserate with Dr. Funke Lawson, his children and the Zankili family on the passing of a true man of substance - Dr. Lovett Lawson. He was a core member and a pillar of support for the GMD. He was a mentor and father figure to many of us. As such,... Read more
On behalf of the Guild of Medical Directors FCT, we commiserate with Dr. Funke Lawson, his children and the Zankili family on the passing of a true man of substance - Dr. Lovett Lawson.

He was a core member and a pillar of support for the GMD. He was a mentor and father figure to many of us. As such, he has left a void that cannot be filled and a legacy that will endure forever.

May God strengthen his family in this very difficult time.

He will remain forever in our hearts.

Chito Nwana
Chairperson, GMD FCT
Ene Onogwu Ojonugba from Abuja wrote on July 23, 2020 at 5:41 pm:
God rest your soul, dear Dr Lawson. You touched many lives including mine & I know the impact of all you did will remain for so long. I pray God’s comfort for your family and friends. Rest In Peace sir.
God rest your soul, dear Dr Lawson.
You touched many lives including mine & I know the impact of all you did will remain for so long. I pray God’s comfort for your family and friends. Rest In Peace sir.
Dr. Gbadebo Lazarus Akisanya from Lagos, Nigeria wrote on July 23, 2020 at 3:46 pm:
My good old buddy Lovee, Lovette Lawson (Professor) passed to the greater beyond in the line of duty in the treatment of the dastardly Covid-19 pandemic that is now prevalent in our country Nigeria. A tragic loss to the medical profession and also the country at large. We first met in the very early seventies when we were both studying... Read more
My good old buddy Lovee, Lovette Lawson (Professor) passed to the greater beyond in the line of duty in the treatment of the dastardly Covid-19 pandemic that is now prevalent in our country Nigeria. A tragic loss to the medical profession and also the country at large.

We first met in the very early seventies when we were both studying medicine at the College of Medicine Idi Araba, Surulere, Lagos. He was a jolly good fellow, sociable, gregarious and was good at organizing parties but at the same time he was quite serious with his studies.

He was a genuine friend, a very straight forward individual in all his dealings with every one he came across be it social, business, or otherwise. I believe he went to do his housemanship at the General Hospital and I did mine at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital before going on to do our Youth service in the Northern part of the country./h

The next time I saw him was at the College of Medicine Female Hostel when he came to see his wife to be Funke. When our path crossed again, it was in Abuja. He was just completing if I am not mistaken the building of the resident doctor of his hospital Zankh Hospital. He was happy and felt fulfilled about the progress of his Medical practice. At the same time he was interested in going abroad for a postgraduate course in Tropical Medicine at the University of Liverpool in U.K.

Anyway, that is all history now. Not only did he get his Masters in Tropical Medicine he went on to do his PhD and later became a Professor at Bingham Evangelical University Hospital in Nasarawa State.

He was a devout family man, an administrator and an outstanding entrepreneur in the field of Medicine.

May our father in Heaven grant him eternal rest and also grant his wife, children, grandchildren, family and associates the strength and fortitude to bear his irreplaceable loss.

Rest in peace my friend and brother.
It is well with your soul.

Dr. Gbadebo Lazarus Akisanya
Stop TB Partnership from Geneva, Switzerland wrote on July 23, 2020 at 2:27 pm:
We are deeply grieved by this tremendous loss to the TB community and the world. Prof. Lawson was the Patron of Stop TB Partnership Nigeria and former Board Chair of Stop TB Nigeria. He was a great human being, always on the move - on the move to improve TB treatment, on the move to innovate and on the move... Read more
We are deeply grieved by this tremendous loss to the TB community and the world. Prof. Lawson was the Patron of Stop TB Partnership Nigeria and former Board Chair of Stop TB Nigeria. He was a great human being, always on the move - on the move to improve TB treatment, on the move to innovate and on the move to end TB! To several of us at the Stop TB Partnership Secretariat, he was a great advisor, a true friend and a big inspiration. We will miss him dearly. To honor his life, career, and passion, we commit to putting all our efforts to end infectious diseases and make the world a better place.

Dr. Lucica Ditiu, Executive Director, Stop TB Partnership - "Personally, I will always value the friendship and wise advices that Prof. Lawson gave me. I will never forget him."
Omotosho Fadekemi Florence from Zankli medical services wrote on July 23, 2020 at 11:12 am:
TRIBUTE TO MY FATHER When I call you my father, people ask me how come? But I have spent more years under your watch than I did with my biological father. In 2001, when I joined Zankli you were away in Liverpool, your wife took me in. When you came, she handed me over to you. Like I wrote to... Read more
TRIBUTE TO MY FATHER
When I call you my father, people ask me how come? But I have spent more years under your watch than I did with my biological father.
In 2001, when I joined Zankli you were away in Liverpool, your wife took me in. When you came, she handed me over to you. Like I wrote to you in my letter dated 11th of July, 2020, you took me in without questioning; that was how it all began.
At the time our matron was retiring, you called me to your office and you said to me: "I want you to be my matron" I told you I couldn't do it. You said go and tell your husband. That I did, and the rest is story.
I learnt so much from you while you were the CMD. Your punctuality to work, your attention to detail, your charisma. If you are wearing a suit, it is excellent and if it is a traditional outfit, just on point. You cannot tolerate one not dressed well.
My father, when I was involved in a ghastly motor accident, do you know what someone said to me on my sick bed? " I never knew Dr Lawson loved you this much, He was just shouting; "my matron, my matron". You waited outside with your wife until I was brought back from ECWA hospital, Egbe.
I have so much to talk about that you would never have imagined.
On one occasion, you asked me when will my children be getting married and I said they were still young. You snapped! and said "They are still young abi? Ok...ok". In my letter, I begged you to hold on and that I don't mind you coming to their wedding with a walking stick. But you never replied, why?
That aside, I know you read my letter, I just hope you did what I asked you to do, forgive those who have wronged you.
"O! death where is thy sting? O Grave where is thy victory?
The scorpio himself, born in the same month with me, you shared the same date with my daughter and you died on my husband's birth date.
You decided to keep your memory on every important date of my life. My consolation is that you left me in a good hand. You left me in the hand of that virtuous woman who took me in.
No matter how much we cry, you are in a better place than we are. May you soul rest eternally. Amen
Mrs Victoria Awosemo from ABUJA wrote on July 23, 2020 at 9:18 am:
The news came as a rude shock A great icon,has gone back to his maker A silent philanthropist par Excellence A friend to everyone, both young and old You touched so many LIVES Continue to rest in the bossom of the Lord ADIEU ,Great one.
The news came as a rude shock
A great icon,has gone back to his maker
A silent philanthropist par Excellence
A friend to everyone, both young and old
You touched so many LIVES
Continue to rest in the bossom of the Lord
ADIEU ,Great one.
Sunday Ehindero CFR,NPM,fwc from Inspector General of Police (rtd.) wrote on July 23, 2020 at 9:01 am:
My last discussion with you was on Democracy Day, June 12, 2020 during which I called you my most reliable friend. You replied that you saw me more as a brother than a friend and prayed that may God continue to bless us and keep us safe. You ended the message with ‘we miss you’. Barely a month later, you... Read more
My last discussion with you was on Democracy Day, June 12, 2020 during which I called you my most reliable friend. You replied that you saw me more as a brother than a friend and prayed that may God continue to bless us and keep us safe. You ended the message with ‘we miss you’. Barely a month later, you were no more.

Life is so short. It is like a journey by train having its stations. We have our entrances and our exits. We do not know at which station we will disembark. Our journey in life had a cross-path in golf at IBB Golf Club, Abuja. Our relationship blossomed when I became the Inspector General of Police. On my retirement we were closer to the extent that I was a member of the Board of Zankly Hospital.

Sir Lovett Lawson was a devoted Christian, a mobiliser of people for Christ, a philanthropist par excellent, a kind and humane person. He has fought a good fight. He has finished the earthly race. He is resting in the bosom of his Maker. We pray God to accept the soul of the departed and grant the wife, all the children, grand- children and relations the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

His departure reminds us of ours. Death must surely come. When the sound shall blow yonder and time shall be no more and the dead will arise and be counted with the living, may we be there.

Adieu Prof. Sir Lovett Lawson, you are now older than we that are left behind, age will not tell on you, at sunrise and sunset, we will always remember you. Rest in the bosom of the Lord.
Nwosu. O. B. Y. from NSITF Abuja wrote on July 23, 2020 at 6:30 am:
Dr Lawson my Boss, my Father my friend was a great motivator n a mover who stands his ground until he gets the best out of you. Oga like we call him builds bridges that cut across age n culture. He never rest till he gets things done. And that's y I can't help but keep hearing him saying "OYA... Read more
Dr Lawson my Boss, my Father my friend was a great motivator n a mover who stands his ground until he gets the best out of you.
Oga like we call him builds bridges that cut across age n culture. He never rest till he gets things done. And that's y I can't help but keep hearing him saying "OYA OYA LET'S GET THINGS DONE, NO TIME"
People got to know him more as a made man but I got to meet him n his warm family at his small but beautiful.beginnings.
Go in peace Oga like no other as your big foot print remains with us. TAKE HEART DR MRS LAWSON 4D SUN WILL SHINE AGAIN Ma
Tola Akintola from London wrote on July 22, 2020 at 11:39 pm:
A big sigh. I'm still waiting for a call from my sister (Toyosi) to say Daddy Lawson is awake. I hoped and prayed for a Lazarus miracle. Its still not real to me to be honest. To say you are (I refuse to use past tense because you are still in our hearts) a father to us all is an... Read more
A big sigh. I'm still waiting for a call from my sister (Toyosi) to say Daddy Lawson is awake. I hoped and prayed for a Lazarus miracle. Its still not real to me to be honest. To say you are (I refuse to use past tense because you are still in our hearts) a father to us all is an understatement. To say we will miss you is an understatement. I am greatly honoured to have known you and only consoled by the fact that we will see you again in heaven. Keep resting in Christ bosom till we meet again in Jesus name. Love you loads.
Dr Mrs Chiemezie Anyanwu. from NNPC Medical Eye Clinic Abuja. wrote on July 22, 2020 at 8:24 pm:
Doc, The news of your passing came as a rude shock to my family and I. It was totally unexpected. I truly thank God for the life you lived. You impacted all of us. You were very caring towards all that worked with and around you, always asking after everyone’s well being. You were quick to help the poor and... Read more
Doc,
The news of your passing came as a rude shock to my family and I. It was totally unexpected. I truly thank God for the life you lived. You impacted all of us. You were very caring towards all that worked with and around you, always asking after everyone’s well being.
You were quick to help the poor and needy too.
I remember inviting you to an NGO fund raising event about 10 years ago to raise funds for the poor and needy and you and madam showed up and participated fully and actively.
We will surely miss you sir.
Rest in God’s bosom and heavenly peace and joy.

Chy Anyanwu On behalf of Uche Anyanwu family.