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Rotimi wrote on October 4, 2020 at 10:23 am:
Miss you pops
Miss you pops
Eno Godson Beedie from London wrote on September 1, 2020 at 12:29 am:
#ADIEU_PROF_LOVETT_LAWSON... I'm honoured to have known you Blessed to have been called your friend You taught me the game of POLO in my teens in Jos And when we reconnected in London in 2015 You impressed it upon me to return home to contribute to the development of our great country, Nigeria. And I had without fail paid you a... Read more
#ADIEU_PROF_LOVETT_LAWSON...
I'm honoured to have known you
Blessed to have been called your friend
You taught me the game of POLO in my teens in Jos
And when we reconnected in London in 2015
You impressed it upon me to return home to contribute to the development of our great country, Nigeria.
And I had without fail paid you a visit in Abuja on all my trips to Nigeria including March this year
You have accomplished much, and even as you had contemplated retirement, It is the #WILL_OF_GOD for you to honour your retirement
In #HIS_PRESENCE, so you had to obey...
What a better place to retire than in the presence of the #MOST_HIGH_GOD!
May God strengthen and comfort your lovely family, Amen!
Ekaete Fujah from Lagos, Nigeria wrote on August 5, 2020 at 6:01 pm:
Rest In Peace, Sir
Rest In Peace, Sir
Comfort Mshelia wrote on August 2, 2020 at 8:28 pm:
You were a good mentor and boss. I am grateful for the advice I received and the many lessons I learnt in the short time I worked at Zankli. You will be greatly missed. I pray that God will comfort your dear wife and the rest of your family.
You were a good mentor and boss. I am grateful for the advice I received and the many lessons I learnt in the short time I worked at Zankli. You will be greatly missed. I pray that God will comfort your dear wife and the rest of your family.
Baba Inusa from Professor of Paediatric Haematology, Kings college London and chair Sickle cell cohort research (SCORE) wrote on August 1, 2020 at 12:27 pm:
On behalf of my family and Ruth we will like to express our profound sense of loss as you are being rendered back to earth. It is our hope that you have since met your advocate Jesus Christ the 1 John 1:1-2. Funke our friend and family we are here to support you in anyway possible. Rotimi Femi and Tope... Read more
On behalf of my family and Ruth we will like to express our profound sense of loss as you are being rendered back to earth. It is our hope that you have since met your advocate Jesus Christ the 1 John 1:1-2. Funke our friend and family we are here to support you in anyway possible. Rotimi Femi and Tope and your beautiful wives and great kids. Today is a sad day but we are truly encouraged that through Lovett and Funke you have been raised as great people and humble human beings. We always notice your lovely respectful attitude. We feel proud when you are around us.
On behalf of score trustees: Professor Muuta Ibrahim, Dr Stephen Yohanna Mrs Bola Ojo (board secretary). Mrs Sophie Mbakwe and Mr Tokunbo Talabi (Honourable Secretary of State, Ogun state) I would like to thank Lovett for the permission to work so closely with Funke. We pray that we will contribute to your legacy by raising the standards for sickle cell disease in Nigeria.
Thanks a lot.

Baba
Chairman, Board of Trustees
SCORE www.scorecharity.com
Prof. Princess Vivian Mottohmigan (Hon.) from Kosoko Ruling House Of Lagos wrote on August 1, 2020 at 10:26 am:
A Tribute To Our dear Friend and Brother ... Prof Lovette Lawson.. It is really hard for me to do this...but I had to pull myself together. I try to sleep after my prayers at 3am. I just couldn't... Funke you and the children were on my mind.... I remember singing for Lovett on his Birthday... What I hardly do...after... Read more
A Tribute To Our dear Friend and Brother ...
Prof Lovette Lawson..

It is really hard for me to do this...but I had to pull myself together.

I try to sleep after my prayers at 3am. I just couldn't...
Funke you and the children were on my mind....
I remember singing for Lovett on his Birthday...
What I hardly do...after singing solo for the Pope John Paul II as an undergraduate at the UI....
I found Lovett worthy of that same honor...
You can imagine the level of closeness and impact he made on me as a sister and friend.
I feel a personal sense of loss of a very dear friend and brother who has only good smiles and kind words for you at all times.
We lost someone...whose type is very rare to come by.
One who was only fit to be husband of our inestimable Jewel Funke.. chosen by God.
I can't stop weeping.
Whilst we are grateful and thankful to God
for his very beautiful and fulfilled life.
We are consoled by all his good deeds here on Earth.
God has reserved a good place for him....He ran his race well and he
Finished well!

I am crying as I write this for a good brother, a good friend and a good husband to my dear friend and sister, Funke.
We shall miss him.
Greatly....
Sleep on Good man.
Sleep on Good husband of Funke.
Sleep on Good father to his lovely children.
Sleep on worthy son of Nigeria!
Pastor & Mrs Adegboyega & Adenike Oladewa from Lagos Nigeria wrote on August 1, 2020 at 9:49 am:
TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF PROF. LOVETT LAWSON. We commiserate with Dr (Mrs) Funke Lawson, the Children, family and friends on the shocking exit of Prof. Lovett Lawson. The exit of Prof Lawson is not a loss to the family alone but to the world at large. Prof. Lovett was an intellectual giant, accomplished Entrepreneur, influential leader great family man, dependable... Read more
TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF PROF. LOVETT LAWSON.
We commiserate with Dr (Mrs) Funke Lawson, the Children, family and friends on the shocking exit of Prof. Lovett Lawson.
The exit of Prof Lawson is not a loss to the family alone but to the world at large.
Prof. Lovett was an intellectual giant, accomplished Entrepreneur, influential leader great family man, dependable friend who related generously with all in good conscience. He lived his life doing good in fear of God with a focus on Heaven. Perhaps the greatest strength of his character and a message to all is "greatness in godly humility and godly humility in greatness".
Let us be consoled that he lived his purpose , finished well and our loss is Heaven's gain.
We pray that God will comfort the family and prosper all the good works (human, materials) he left behind for the expansion of His Kingdom on earth in Jesus Mighty Name.

Pst. & Mrs Adegboyega & Adenike Oladewa
Dr. Otuneye A Tolulope from National Hospital Abuja wrote on August 1, 2020 at 8:45 am:
It is a big loss........however, I pray the family find comfort in the memory of the good life he lived.
It is a big loss........however, I pray the family find comfort in the memory of the good life he lived.
Amodemaja Wale from Abuja, Nigeria wrote on August 1, 2020 at 1:46 am:
Prof was a very tough man with a gentle soul! A disciplined man with a soft heart! A very determined man who had a mind of his own and did not always follow crowd! A man who did not regret his actions either it came out positive or otherwise. He moves on! He spoke out his mind always and did... Read more
Prof was a very tough man with a gentle soul! A disciplined man with a soft heart! A very determined man who had a mind of his own and did not always follow crowd! A man who did not regret his actions either it came out positive or otherwise. He moves on!

He spoke out his mind always and did not keep quiet when things were going wrong. He always hit the nail on the head!

I learnt a lot of things from him. A risk taker, calculated risk anyway! My mentor! The man himself! At times, we argued, quarrel and fight on decision making. He would tell me "WALE, I'M A BUSINESS MAN! WHATEVER THE MIND OF A MAN CAN CONCEIVE AND BELIEVE, HE CAN ACHIEVE" He would tell me that, it's about believing. Oh! He was right!! We achieved a lot of things together.

Ogami, you will be buried today, I will miss you! Go and rest. You did not sleep very often because you were always calculating. You will be able to sleep now! Rest in peace my man! Lov u! ❤
Folarin and Sheri Williams wrote on July 31, 2020 at 8:45 pm:
Rest in peace Lovett You were the loving and doting brother of our dearest friend Nadu. The feeling was mutual. So much love and admiration existed between the two of you. We give thanks for your life of service to God, family and the medical profession. Adieu
Rest in peace Lovett
You were the loving and doting brother of our dearest friend Nadu. The feeling was mutual. So much love and admiration existed between the two of you.
We give thanks for your life of service to God, family and the medical profession.
Adieu
DIKONGUE Jean & Angèle from Geneva wrote on July 31, 2020 at 11:26 am:
Still in total disbelief, we are forced to accept that the inevitable has occurred for Sir Lovett Lawson who answered the call to eternity on 13th July 2020. What a loss for his family, friends and Nigeria at large. We first met Prof. Lawson in 2013 in Abuja as we arrived there in 2012 to take office with UNHCR. A... Read more
Still in total disbelief, we are forced to accept that the inevitable has occurred for Sir Lovett Lawson who answered the call to eternity on 13th July 2020.
What a loss for his family, friends and Nigeria at large. We first met Prof. Lawson in 2013 in Abuja as we arrived there in 2012 to take office with UNHCR. A perfect gentleman, amicable, intelligent and wise were just a few of the character traits of Dr. Lawson who was the cousin to our God Father, Bene Lawson. We spent memorable times together at his place with his lovely wife, Funkè, at our place in Maitama too. We left Nigeria in December 2016 but never thought we would never see Sr Lovett again.
Our dear Lovett, as you precede us to our Heavenly Father's house, may your gentle soul rest in eternal peace and may our good Lord grant fortitude to Funkè, the three boys and entire bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss, amen. Eternal regrets,
The DIKONGUE's.
Dr Mrs Kehinde CRAIG from Abuja wrote on July 30, 2020 at 9:44 pm:
It was such a rude shock for me when I heard about the passing of Professor Lovett Lawson....He was my husband, Yinka Craig's very close friend...I recall in 1986, when Yinka was assigned to a new assignment at work, he needed a place of rest and refuge to spend his leave and he chose to go to his friend Lovett... Read more
It was such a rude shock for me when I heard about the passing of Professor Lovett Lawson....He was my husband, Yinka Craig's very close friend...I recall in 1986, when Yinka was assigned to a new assignment at work, he needed a place of rest and refuge to spend his leave and he chose to go to his friend Lovett in Jos....he came back refreshed and recharged.

I eventually met Professor Lawson  when we moved to Abuja in 2005.... he had invested heavily in an excellent practice, Zankli Medical Center, which he ran with his Paediatrician wife, Dr Mrs Funke Lawson, and of which I am always proud, always quick to say yes, they are our friends.

All my family members have received treatment there at one time or the other and in fact one of my sons, a medical doctor did part of his youth service at the Zankli and it was a good foundation for him which we really appreciated.

Professor Lawson was kind, humane and compassionate.........in 2008 when my husband took seriously ill, and was admitted into his hospital, Prof Lawson made sure he was in the best room and in our presence, he told his doctors and senior nursing staff  "this is my Brother, whatever  you would do for me if I were ill, do it for him". I couldn't wish for more. My Husband was there for a couple of weeks before we moved him to the US where he eventually passed....Professor Lawson and his team looked after him excellently well and yet he did not charge us a kobo...what a man!

Professor Lawson was kind, friendly, full of humour, distinguished, a thorough professional and a great friend.....he will be sorely missed.

Our sincere condolences to Dr Mrs Funke Lawson and the entire family....praying that the God of ALL comfort will comfort them and grant them grace to bear this great loss.

May his memory remain evergreen in our hearts and may his soul find eternal rest with His Creator, Master and Friend, Jesus Christ.....AMEN🙏

Adieu Professor Lovett Lawson, our dear Friend and Doctor......Fare the well !!!

Dr Mrs Kehinde T. Craig
and the children, Dr Olamide Craig & Miss Temilola Craig
Abuja.
Adm Suleiman Imoudu Isah from Abuja wrote on July 30, 2020 at 7:02 pm:
I received with shock the demise of my former Boss, Prof, Sir Lovett Lawson. I worked closely with Prof Lawson from 2007-2012, as his Administrative Manager and his Personal Assistant at Zankli medical Centre, Abuja. Prof was so fond of me during these period , everyone in the Organisation started calling me his adopted Son. He was so loving, nice,... Read more
I received with shock the demise of my former Boss, Prof, Sir Lovett Lawson. I worked closely with Prof Lawson from 2007-2012, as his Administrative Manager and his Personal Assistant at Zankli medical Centre, Abuja. Prof was so fond of me during these period , everyone in the Organisation started calling me his adopted Son. He was so loving, nice, sincere and down to earth, when you offend him, he will trash it out immediately and move on, he does not hold anything against anybody. even after i left the Organisation, we still maintain cordial relationship, however, i even spoke with him 2 weeks before his death and he told me he was fine... I will really miss you sir...I love you very much.....

Adm Suleiman Imoudu Isah..(chartered Administrator).
Rt.Honorable David Emmanuel Ombugadu wrote on July 30, 2020 at 5:55 pm:
From paying homage to me, to me paying tribute to you in your resting place. Your exemplary life is a true testimony of humility,focus,hard work and professionalism.You doggedly brought the fight against TB into the National Assembly and your resilience birthed the Nigeria Parliamentary TB Caucus. What a legacy you left here in the House of Representatives, Nigeria. You were... Read more
From paying homage to me, to me paying tribute to you in your resting place. Your exemplary life is a true testimony of humility,focus,hard work and professionalism.You doggedly brought the fight against TB into the National Assembly and your resilience birthed the Nigeria Parliamentary TB Caucus. What a legacy you left here in the House of Representatives, Nigeria.
You were a father to many, a passionate fighter, a 360 degrees leader.Your innovative leadership also gave birth to fellowship of former parliamentarians in the fight against TB in Nigeria. This and many more legacies you left behind.
We love you but Jesus loves you more. Rest in Peace Professor Lovett Lawson.

Rt. Honorable David Emmanuel Ombugadu, Chairman AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria Control Committee, National Assembly 8th Assembly,
Member Representing Akwanga Wamba and Nasarawa Eggon Federal Constituency (2011-2019)
GLOBAL TB CAUCUS wrote on July 30, 2020 at 3:31 pm:
Dear Professor Lawson: When we reflect on the impact you have had on the field of Tuberculosis, we are lost for words at the sudden demise of a great pillar in the Tuberculosis space in Nigeria and the world at large. You were a pioneer in the TB work in Nigeria and spent a lot of your time working on... Read more
Dear Professor Lawson:
When we reflect on the impact you have had on the field of Tuberculosis, we are lost for words at the sudden demise of a great pillar in the Tuberculosis space in Nigeria and the world at large.
You were a pioneer in the TB work in Nigeria and spent a lot of your time working on eradicating TB.
We all have similar stories to share about how you have left an indelible mark on several of us personally and professionally and we saw the benefits not only amongst public healthcare professionals, but particularly to the TB Patients in Nigeria. Let us start with the Stop TB partnership Nigeria, where you have been a long‐standing and accomplished member and chairman and left as a grand patron.
Your relationship with the national TB program and TB stakeholders in Nigeria and very dear to our hearts is the role you played in the launch of the Nigeria Parliamentary TB Caucus and how you lead several highlevel engagements in the fight against TB in Nigeria.
Your leadership within national professional societies and other non professional bodies was always visible and that's another reason why you commanded unparalleled respect in your everyday life.
This is also evidenced by your participation in planning programs and intervention that has advanced the work of TB in Nigeria and indeed the world at large. All the work and effort you have put in over the years will never be forgotten.
Dear Professor Lovett Lawson, you truly are an amazing man in addition to being a TB advocate, masterful clinician, humanitarian and visionary leader.
On behalf of the Global TB Caucus, we say continue to Rest In Peace and know that your legacy will live on. (Sarah Kirk and Deborah Ogwuche for Global TB Caucus)
Amobi Chinenye from DCL LABORATORY PRODUCTS LTD. wrote on July 30, 2020 at 10:29 am:
Adieu to an icon of our time. It was so sad and very unsettling to hear of your demise... "...oh death where is the sting..." Your kindness and compassion for people's plight is what stood out for me. I can't forget the day I walked into your office as a young corper, looking for a Place of Primary Assignment, you... Read more
Adieu to an icon of our time.
It was so sad and very unsettling to hear of your demise... "...oh death where is the sting..."

Your kindness and compassion for people's plight is what stood out for me.
I can't forget the day I walked into your office as a young corper, looking for a Place of Primary Assignment, you asked me a few questions and also gave me an assignment to submit back to you. At the end, you didn't just give me a place to serve as a corp member, but afterwards as a full time staff after service.

You built Zankli from nothing to all that it is today, and am so grateful to have kick started my career in such a reputable organization.

Thank you Sir for living a life full of relevance and impact. You were truly inspiring.

May the Lord grant your family the fortitude to bear this loss, and may He grant you rest in His bossom.
ADIEU SIR PROF. LOVETT LAWSON!
Dr. Mariya Mukhtar Yola from National Hospital Abuja wrote on July 30, 2020 at 10:17 am:
Adieu prof. A life so well spent with family, friends and service to humanity. We will miss your leadership and words of wisdom. Rest in peace.
Adieu prof.
A life so well spent with family, friends and service to humanity. We will miss your leadership and words of wisdom. Rest in peace.
DCL LABORATORY PRODUCTS LTD from FCT wrote on July 30, 2020 at 9:53 am:
Chinwendu Duru FOR DCL LABORATORY PRODUCTS. Sir, just like yesterday when you called our MD to negotiate on the prices sent to you for the servicing of our machine installed at Zankli, your humility and sincerity of voice still lingers. May you join the host of Angels in heaven. Your legacy will live forever. We love at DCL will always... Read more
Chinwendu Duru FOR DCL LABORATORY PRODUCTS.

Sir, just like yesterday when you called our MD to negotiate on the prices sent to you for the servicing of our machine installed at Zankli, your humility and sincerity of voice still lingers. May you join the host of Angels in heaven. Your legacy will live forever. We love at DCL will always love you.
Dr KANU Gideon Uzochukwu from Kubwa General Hospital Abuja wrote on July 30, 2020 at 8:12 am:
I cannot tell finish my story without adding the impact this great man made in it.His support and encouragement helped me in one of the most down moments of my life as a young doctor. I will.always cherish his words and will never disappoint him.He has left a vacuum that can never be filled.I love him and I pray he... Read more
I cannot tell finish my story without adding the impact this great man made in it.His support and encouragement helped me in one of the most down moments of my life as a young doctor. I will.always cherish his words and will never disappoint him.He has left a vacuum that can never be filled.I love him and I pray he finds peace in his maker whom he so diligently followed and loved.Rest on Sir.
Bisola Denloye from Niece wrote on July 30, 2020 at 12:21 am:
My dearest Uncle Lovett, I can’t believe the time has come to write a tribute to say goodbye. It still seems so unreal. Ever so full of life, it seemed you would be with us down here for much longer. I’m short of words. I’ve thought about what to say since July 13…If I could turn back the hands of... Read more
My dearest Uncle Lovett,
I can’t believe the time has come to write a tribute to say goodbye. It still seems so unreal. Ever so full of life, it seemed you would be with us down here for much longer. I’m short of words. I’ve thought about what to say since July 13…If I could turn back the hands of time, I would have called you to hear your voice one last time when you were in the hospital. I was praying fervently for you and did not allow myself to picture this scenario. If I could turn back the hands of time, I would have kept you on the phone for as long as I could back in June when you called me in response to a question, I asked you on WhatsApp. I would have told you how much I loved you. I would have thanked you for being a great Uncle, Brother to my Mum and Son to my Grandparents.
I didn’t realise the last celebration we would have together would be the zoom birthday party for my Dad in June. Interestingly on celebrating with my Dad on his birthday, you thanked him for taking care of your sweetheart all these years. I don’t know why I sort of mulled over those words… but it makes sense now. Last year, in Amsterdam we were all together as a family celebrating Dipo’s wedding. I’m no dancer, but I wished we had danced. Had I known, Should I have been given the crystal ball to foresee, like a faithful poppy, I would have followed your every move; storing every memory, savoring every moment. And I would have said a million thank you’s for the million and one things you’ve done. I would have done this… I would have done that…
You had a way of making me feel special. You would call me your second wife or Bis Bis. You achieved so much yet remained humble, approachable, and loveable. The hundreds and hundreds of tributes attest to the beauty of your person. I have never seen so much good spoken consistently about a man before. I am truly inspired by your life, and in a way, a bit disappointed with myself for not making myself as available to learn as much as I could from you. For truly, there was much to learn.
I pray that your labour of love here on earth which hundreds have attested to would not be in vain. I pray that all your prayers and gifts to the poor come up as a memorial before God. May he say to you, “Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord”.
I pray that the God of all comforts will continue to strengthen Aunty Funke and my darling cousins Rotimi, Femi & Tope & their beautiful wives. May the good Lord bless you all and give you double for every trouble in Jesus mighty name.
Love you Uncle,
Bis Bis
Lanre Oshodi from Lagos / Jos wrote on July 29, 2020 at 10:31 pm:
Adieu to a great friend and a man though from far influenced me positive ly. Our common denominator when we met in Jos was ICOBA. You shall be greatly missed... RIP.
Adieu to a great friend and a man though from far influenced me positive ly. Our common denominator when we met in Jos was ICOBA. You shall be greatly missed... RIP.
Mrs Buchi Okonkwo and family from Abuja wrote on July 29, 2020 at 8:43 pm:
It is with a heavy heart and a profound sense of loss that I am finally able to put pen to paper today to bid farewell to a great man. You were a friend, a brother and an uncle as well as a great source of inspiration to all who came your way. You stood by us when we lost... Read more
It is with a heavy heart and a profound sense of loss that I am finally able to put pen to paper today to bid farewell to a great man. You were a friend, a brother and an uncle as well as a great source of inspiration to all who came your way. You stood by us when we lost our husband and father and your friend, Richard Kanayo Okonkwo. The kindness and love you showed, always left us feeling warm and secure. Our consolation is that you lived to see Zankli grow from a small beginning to where it is today and witnessed the transition of your boys to men with their own families. I pray for God to consider the good life you lived on earth and accept your soul in Paradise and grant Funke, your beloved wife and the entire family the fortitude to bear this great loss and carry on with your legacy. Rest in Peace.
Adeola Azeez from Lekki, Lagos wrote on July 29, 2020 at 5:54 pm:
My Revered Much Loved & Treasured Uncle Lovett This is so difficult to write, so difficult to comprehend that you are no more. Just like that. I cannot forget that Monday morning July 13th when Theo called me to break the news. Lost Lovett.....how??? Uncle Lovett, I wish I told you when you were with us, how much I loved... Read more
My Revered Much Loved & Treasured Uncle Lovett

This is so difficult to write, so difficult to comprehend that you are no more.
Just like that. I cannot forget that Monday morning July 13th when Theo called me to break the news. Lost Lovett.....how???

Uncle Lovett, I wish I told you when you were with us, how much I loved you first and secondly, I love you for loving my mother Da Christie unconditionally. Her face always lit up at the mention of your name. Lovett is in town, Lovett is coming, Lovett this, Lovett that and on and on .......

You loved and cared for “Family” not just your immediate family, but extended and more extended families. You regarded everyone highly and displayed so much warmth and love to all. You did not discriminate. Everyone has a good word and good thing to say about you—A PRICELESS GIFT.

You were a quiet giver, silently solving issues and making so much impact. A philanthropist and God fearing, Knight of the Methodist Church. You had all the excellent qualities and values of a well-bred, perfect, handsome gentleman. These are replicated in your 3 lovely sons, Rotimi, Femi, & Tope. They will be fine and surpass your expectations. Your dear wife, my sister, Funke, will also be fine. We will take care of her and try as much as possible that her sense of loss at these times will be bearable, God being her helper supporter and strength. She will be blessed beyond measure to ensure that all the legacies you left behind will flourish and thrive in Jesus mighty name!

You are unforgettable & irreplaceable.

God rest your loving soul as the angels are dancing to receive your sweet soul.
I am sure Fo Luther and Manka are waiting to have their Crown Prince in their arms. You lived well, you ran an excellent race and left behind great footprints in the medical profession and did your utmost best serving humanity and God.

Sun re o egbomi atata. You will be sorely missed!!!

Your dear dear Aburo
Chochovi Adeola Azeez(JP)
Taiwo Afolabi- Ogunbyi from Kent. England wrote on July 29, 2020 at 5:31 pm:
Lovet was A Rare Breed of a Gentleman. In moments like this, we feel a loss, We experience grief, We also ask Why. But in all of these, We thank God for the opportunity to have Someone like Lovet. I met Lovet through my Brother in - Law Doctor Adam Lawson. He got up from His Seat at a function... Read more
Lovet was A Rare Breed of a Gentleman.
In moments like this, we feel a loss, We experience grief, We also ask Why. But in all of these, We thank God for the opportunity to have Someone like Lovet. I met Lovet through my Brother in - Law Doctor Adam Lawson. He got up from His Seat at a function to greet ref My Late Husband. He was a Jolly good Fellow. His foot is moulded in Gold in the sand of time.
Rest in perfect peace.
Niyi Denloye from Family wrote on July 29, 2020 at 4:41 pm:
Hi Uncle, I've written and then rewritten this tribute so many times as words cannot honestly not explain what you mean to me. I just want to start by saying thank you for being an amazing Uncle to me, as well as as brother and brother-in-law to my Mum & Dad. As the first child, you always looked after Grandma... Read more
Hi Uncle,

I've written and then rewritten this tribute so many times as words cannot honestly not explain what you mean to me. I just want to start by saying thank you for being an amazing Uncle to me, as well as as brother and brother-in-law to my Mum & Dad. As the first child, you always looked after Grandma and Grandpa and I know they were always so proud to call you their son. We are all proud of your amazing achievements in the medical field and in the Methodist church, but also the fact that you brought joy and unity to the family. You indeed lived a great life, and most importantly a God fearing life.

Your legacy will indeed continue to live on. I pray for strength for Aunty Funke, Rotimi & Family, `Femi & Family and Tope & Family. Psalm 30:5 says 'weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning', and I pray God turns the mourning into dancing, because you have lived an amazing life worth celebrating.

Rest well Uncle, you will be missed.

Niyi
Arit Uya from Methodist Cathedral of Unity wrote on July 29, 2020 at 11:02 am:
Today is a bit emotional for me as I bid farewell to Prof. Lovett Lawson. I recall sometimes in 1999 when I started attending Zankli Hospital with respect to my medical needs and the excellent service I received. I have remained there ever since. It used to be a bit confusing for me when I was asked which Dr. Lawson... Read more
Today is a bit emotional for me as I bid farewell to Prof. Lovett Lawson. I recall sometimes in 1999 when I started attending Zankli Hospital with respect to my medical needs and the excellent service I received. I have remained there ever since. It used to be a bit confusing for me when I was asked which Dr. Lawson do you want to see until I realised that Dr. Lawson and his wife ran the hospital. Fast forward to 2002 when I had to rush my six (6) weeks daughter to Zankli hospital and again the prompt intervention of Dr. (Mrs.) Lawson averted a major disaster. I can testify to Prof Lawson's caring and empathetic attitude that by the time you finish consulting with him at the hospital you ask yourself was I really ill. He will take his time to explain to you and assure you that you will fine. Coincidentally, we attend the same church and are ardent members of the 7:30a.m. and indeed we all have been blessed by his family's generosity both financial and in kind. My daughter has on several occasions benefited from the benevolence of Zankli hospital and we are forever grateful. One think I can say is that Prof Lawson is the same person both in the Hospital and the Church, a man of faith., empathetic, caring and kind.
I am sad that you are gone Sir but I believe earth's loss is heaven's gain. You have gone to be an angel over your family and your legacy lives on. I pray for the comfort of the Holy Spirit over your family, friends, medical and church communities. You will be sorely missed. Rest in the perfect peace with the Lord Sir Prof. Lovett Lawson.
Dr. Gerard Ikena wrote on July 29, 2020 at 7:56 am:
I have been in shock and had been short on words to express the feeling of loss from the exit of this great man. Prof. Lawson was my employer, senior colleague, yet a friend and indeed a man with a good heart. He encouraged me in writing papers and made our 3 years, 8 months stay at Zankli Medical Centre... Read more
I have been in shock and had been short on words to express the feeling of loss from the exit of this great man. Prof. Lawson was my employer, senior colleague, yet a friend and indeed a man with a good heart. He encouraged me in writing papers and made our 3 years, 8 months stay at Zankli Medical Centre worth the while even when my intention was to get into the public service within a 2 year span.
May God grant you a peaceful repose in his Kingdom, and to his lovely family; especially his dear wife Dr. Juliana Lawson the strength to live through this and the assurance that Prof. Lawson has run a worthy race. Adieu Prof.
ASSOCIATION OF METHODIST BRIGADES ABUJA DIOCESE from ABUJA NIGERIA wrote on July 29, 2020 at 7:54 am:
We write to express the condolence of the entire ranks and file of the Association of Methodist Brigades Abuja Diocese to you on the demise of our beloved father, worthy Brigade Officer, AMB National Chief Patron, Sir Prof. Lovett Lawson, who was recently and gloriously called home on July 13, 2020. We will forever miss him and his immeasurable supports... Read more
We write to express the condolence of the entire ranks and file of the Association of Methodist Brigades Abuja Diocese to you on the demise of our beloved father, worthy Brigade Officer, AMB National Chief Patron, Sir Prof. Lovett Lawson, who was recently and gloriously called home on July 13, 2020. We will forever miss him and his immeasurable supports to the AMB Abuja Diocese.
But we are consoled, knowing he has gone to be with our master and saviour Jesus Christ.
It is our prayer that the Lord will grant the AMB and the entire Lawson family the fortitude to bear the loss. God bless you.

Yours underneath the Banner,

Very Rev. Johnson O. Aramide
AMB President Abuja Diocese
Dr Ope from Zankli wrote on July 29, 2020 at 5:44 am:
Exit of a Colossus. I still find it hard to believe that I have lost a role model and a loving father. A success in every facet of life. This comes at a time when both Nigeria and the International community needed you the most. Words are not enough to express my gratitude for the positive and monumental impact you... Read more
Exit of a Colossus.
I still find it hard to believe that I have lost a role model and a loving father. A success in every facet of life. This comes at a time when both Nigeria and the International community needed you the most.
Words are not enough to express my gratitude for the positive and monumental impact you had early in my career which has helped shape me.
I miss you and that radiant smile Sir.
I pray God speedily heals the pain of this irreparable loss in all our hearts.
Rest in the bosom of the Lord, Prof.; till we meet again to part no more.
Amen!
Korede Oghinan (nee Morris) wrote on July 28, 2020 at 9:16 pm:
Uncle Loveee ❤️ This still feels like a bad dream to be honest. I can’t believe it was in October when we would last see and talk. That day, I forgave you for missing my wedding and I’m so happy you got to meet him. My favourite memory of you is the day of Femi’s engagement in Lagos when you... Read more
Uncle Loveee ❤️
This still feels like a bad dream to be honest. I can’t believe it was in October when we would last see and talk. That day, I forgave you for missing my wedding and I’m so happy you got to meet him. My favourite memory of you is the day of Femi’s engagement in Lagos when you were instructing us who is next in the make up queue. Thank you for always taking the time to entertain us no matter how trivial the conversations could have been. Thank you for reminding us of the importance of family and each other. I love you lots and Rest well. X
Mr Chukwudi & Mrs. Ifeyinwa Odika from Abuja wrote on July 28, 2020 at 7:38 pm:
Our sincere condolences for your loss. We didn’t know Prof. that well, but we knew enough to know that he was passionate about his work and family, and this is more than the loss of a great professor, it’s the loss of a grandfather, father, brother and husband, which will leave many open spaces in the hearts of his loved... Read more
Our sincere condolences for your loss. We didn’t know Prof. that well, but we knew enough to know that he was passionate about his work and family, and this is more than the loss of a great professor, it’s the loss of a grandfather, father, brother and husband, which will leave many open spaces in the hearts of his loved ones, whom we would want to remind, that his memory lives on in their hearts. Once again, Our heart and prayers goes out to the family, May his memory live on and may he rest in perfect peace. Amen!
Sir Jonah Enejo from Kubwa diocese wrote on July 28, 2020 at 7:35 pm:
There are many traditions from around the world that determine what a funeral looks like. In some cultures the body is cremated and the ashes may be kept in an urn. In other cultures, the body is put into the ground itself without a coffin. Some traditions have people who are designated wailers who are there to help people cry.... Read more
There are many traditions from around the world that determine what a funeral looks like. In some cultures the body is cremated and the ashes may be kept in an urn. In other cultures, the body is put into the ground itself without a coffin. Some traditions have people who are designated wailers who are there to help people cry. Eulogies may be said in honor of the departed. What these cultures all have in common is the desire to mark the importance of the individual's life and to mourn for the loss of the departed.
AbimboLa Odumosu (PhD) wrote on July 28, 2020 at 7:30 pm:
Prof. Lovett Lawson, was my in-law, his sister married my elder brother and since getting to know him over 35 year’s agao, he has towered tall at every level. I grew closer to his family and his fantastic wife, when I travelled all over northern Nigeria working for the World Health Organization and their home became my sanctuary in Jos... Read more
Prof. Lovett Lawson, was my in-law, his sister married my elder brother and since getting to know him over 35 year’s agao, he has towered tall at every level. I grew closer to his family and his fantastic wife, when I travelled all over northern Nigeria working for the World Health Organization and their home became my sanctuary in Jos and In Abuja. As everyone knows he has an extremely large heart, I was always, warmly and joyfully welcomed at any time I visited. I felt I was part of his immediate family and became great friends with his wife. I always feel life exuding from him whenever I meet him at his home or at the family events of the Lawson or the Denloye’s. I was and greatly touched by his warmness.
As a medical doctor going by what he has achieved, he has done extremely well. He was a visionary, as he moved his hospital from Jos to the capital in Abuja and established a well renowned medical Centre, well done. Like everything else, it grew and grew and grew and it is still growing and will continue to grow and evolve in Jesus Name. I am sure your wife and the Zankil family will keep the torch burning bright and you will be proud of them as you look down on then from heaven.
Not only was he a visionary but he kept improving himself and his medical facility, as he pursued a PhD to keep himself on top of his field.
He was greatly loved by his family, wife and children and immediate brothers and Precious sister Nadu, and I believed the extended Lawson family as well, and also by his in-laws, the Denloye’s family, and other in-laws as well.
To say he will be missed, is a gross understatement, we are only thankful and grateful to the Lord for the meaningful life that he lived and that people like me had the great opportunity to know him.
Thank you Dr. Lovett for all you are, and all you have done for humanity especially Nigerians.
Adieu till we meet again at the feet of Jesus.
Nwenenda from London, UK wrote on July 28, 2020 at 7:27 pm:
Hmmm... How do I put 30- odd years of memories into a few sentences?! Ẹ̀gbọ́n "LOVITO!" Wow!!.... according to you, "NOTHING is more important than FAMILY!" You proved it over and over again.. thank God for that family dinner in October 2019. Little did I know that would be our last physical meeting; after ALL our so-called "well thought out"... Read more
Hmmm... How do I put 30- odd years of memories into a few sentences?! Ẹ̀gbọ́n "LOVITO!" Wow!!.... according to you, "NOTHING is more important than FAMILY!" You proved it over and over again.. thank God for that family dinner in October 2019. Little did I know that would be our last physical meeting; after ALL our so-called "well thought out" plans to "rock NYC" in March went to pot!!....You left a legacy of excellence, humility, humour, respect, love AND family values! Certain memories bring a smile to my face, instances of when you're "losing it" and I'm like...."HABA unkuul LOVITO!!"....that tends to calm you down....you then say "okay, okay...." AND your feeble attempts at trying to micromanage our "make-up queue" on the morning of "DeFember 2015!"....Too much to say, but TOO little time!.... sleep well ẹ̀gbọ́n mi, till Resurrection morning! *Proverbs 13 v 22; 22 v 29*
Ọ̀run re O! Love you... xxx
Deborah Ogwuche Ikeh from Abuja Nigeria wrote on July 28, 2020 at 4:09 pm:
Oh Prof! I still can't believe you are no more. I am still in shock. You were indeed a good man. Father to all, fearless, selfless, focused, result oriented a true leader and Hero. Words can not express how sad your death has made me. God has used you to bless me in many ways but the most recent was... Read more
Oh Prof! I still can't believe you are no more. I am still in shock. You were indeed a good man. Father to all, fearless, selfless, focused, result oriented a true leader and Hero. Words can not express how sad your death has made me. God has used you to bless me in many ways but the most recent was the role you played when I had my son early this year. If not for how swift you responded when my baby was in an emergency situation, i do not know what would have happened. You have left an indelible mark in the life of me and my husband. To me, you were an upright man and a worthy mentor.You will always be remembered for your good works and for the lives you have touched. Your compassion towards the vulnerable in society and your commitment towards ending TB especially is Nigeria will not be forgotten. Your departure will indeed leave a huge Vacuum in the health space and most especially in the TB space. You will be greatly missed.I pray that you receive your reward in the bossom of the Almighty. Rest in peace Prof. Lovett Lawson.
Dr Joyce Balami & Family from UK wrote on July 28, 2020 at 1:49 pm:
The sad news of the sudden death of Professor Lovett Lawson came to us as a shock. Our first contact with him was in 1989 when he helped deliver our daughter in his Hospital in Rikkos, Jos, as she was nearly delivered outside the hospital on arrival. His captivating friendly disposition and professional excellence in handling the situation at hand... Read more
The sad news of the sudden death of Professor Lovett Lawson came to us as a shock.
Our first contact with him was in 1989 when he helped deliver our daughter in his Hospital in Rikkos, Jos, as she was nearly delivered outside the hospital on arrival. His captivating friendly disposition and professional excellence in handling the situation at hand had endeared him to us since then.
 
We had over the years witnessed his legendary contributions to the medical profession and society in general. He was indeed a man of honour, unassuming and detribalised. He made friends across the length and breadth of Nigeria. 
 
We will all miss him dearly.
May the Almighty GOD comfort his family as they go through this grieving period.

We pray that GOD grants him eternal rest.
Amicale des Togolais au sein des Institutions de la CEDEAO from Abuja and West Africa wrote on July 28, 2020 at 12:49 pm:
Au nom de Tous mes Frères et Sœurs Togolais regroupés dans l’Amicale des Togolais au sein des iinstitutions de la CEDEAO ( ARTIC), je présente nos sincères condoléances à toute la famille du Pr. Lovett Lawson , notre cousin du Nigeria rappelé par le Tout Puissant qui n’a pas oublié ses liens avec le Togo . Cher Regretté Pr. Lovett,... Read more
Au nom de Tous mes Frères et Sœurs Togolais regroupés dans l’Amicale des Togolais au sein des iinstitutions de la CEDEAO ( ARTIC), je présente nos sincères condoléances à toute la famille du Pr. Lovett Lawson , notre cousin du Nigeria rappelé par le Tout Puissant qui n’a pas oublié ses liens avec le Togo . Cher Regretté Pr. Lovett, vos œuvres demeurent des témoignages éloquant sur la richesse de votre vie. REPOSE EN PAIX
Djeri-Alassani
Patrick Onaiyekan from Abuja wrote on July 28, 2020 at 12:46 pm:
Even though knowing Prof Lawson through the marriage of Joke my niece to Tope was for a short time, my memory of him will always be of a man of distinction and honour. It is still unbelievable that we lost him so abruptly when we trusted God for his recovery. We are still trusting in His purpose as Prof Lawson... Read more
Even though knowing Prof Lawson through the marriage of Joke my niece to Tope was for a short time, my memory of him will always be of a man of distinction and honour. It is still unbelievable that we lost him so abruptly when we trusted God for his recovery. We are still trusting in His purpose as Prof Lawson finished well and very well indeed through his impactfull life. Heaven has gained a beautiful soul for which we are thankful to God even as we mourn him. Going through the tributes shows the greatness of a blessed man. He will be missed but may God console his family, friends and all of us who know him. The Onaiyekan and Arokoyo family will miss our great in law very much. Rest peacefully in the Lord dear Prof.
Dolapo and Femi Denloye from Mitcham Uk wrote on July 28, 2020 at 9:20 am:
Uncle Lovett will always be remembered as a Gentle giant with a beautiful spirit. He was my Brother's classmate at Igbobi College and also an in-law. We met on numerous occasions, weddings, birthdays and many family celebrations. He was always smiling which was infectious as he would always lift the spirit of any occasion. You lived your Life well always... Read more
Uncle Lovett will always be remembered as a Gentle giant with a beautiful spirit. He was my Brother's classmate at Igbobi College and also an in-law.
We met on numerous occasions, weddings, birthdays and many family celebrations. He was always smiling which was infectious as he would always lift the spirit of any occasion.
You lived your Life well always making yourself a channel of Blessing to others. I still saw you on Zoom a month before in june, you will be missed, but we don't mourn like people without hope. Rest in the bossom of our Lord.
ADEOLA Taiwo from Nigeria wrote on July 28, 2020 at 6:14 am:
To you Aunty Nadu and the entire family of Prof Lovette Lawson. Accept my sincere condolence and sympathy for the loss of a rear gem. For the short period of time I got to him, he was a generous giver to one of my initiatives. This l will never forget about him and the family in general. God will console... Read more
To you Aunty Nadu and the entire family of Prof Lovette Lawson. Accept my sincere condolence and sympathy for the loss of a rear gem. For the short period of time I got to him, he was a generous giver to one of my initiatives. This l will never forget about him and the family in general.
God will console the entire family he left behind. Continue to RIPP.
Fear well, Uncle Lovett.
COUNCIL OF KNIGHTS OF JOHN WESLEY AND CHARLES WESLEY, ARCHDIOCESE OF ABUJA wrote on July 28, 2020 at 5:35 am:
TRIBUTE TO LATE SIR (PROF) LOVETTE LAWSON, KJW We, Members of Council of Knights, Abuja Chapter received with profound sorrow the news of the sad demise of Late Sir (Prof) Lovette Lawson, KJW on the 13th July 2020. He was a widely and highly respected member of council and demonstrated strong Christian values and love of God through his work... Read more
TRIBUTE TO LATE SIR (PROF) LOVETTE LAWSON, KJW
We, Members of Council of Knights, Abuja Chapter received with profound sorrow the news of the sad demise of Late Sir (Prof) Lovette Lawson, KJW on the 13th July 2020. He was a widely and highly respected member of council and demonstrated strong Christian values and love of God through his work by providing advice and perspective on many issues that engendered collaborative works among knights. We know that it is not easy to bear the death of loved one like Sir (Prof) Lovette Lawson but to also remember that death is only the end of the physical life and the beginning of eternal life.
Sir (Prof) Lovette Lawson was a man of great personality, open-minded character and outstanding example to all members of Council as his relationship cut across every member no matter their social or economic status.  By his commitment to the things of God, he contributed immensely to the development of Abuja Chapter of Council of Knights.
As we join the family to mourn the passing on to glory of their beloved father, grandfather, husband, uncle, brother and a devoted Christian, we also have cause to be grateful to God Almighty for the life this worthy knight lived, for he rendered great services to humanity which positively touched many lives in the Church of God and body of Council of Knights.
We pray that God will grant the departed soul eternal rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ and also grant the church, family members and Council of Knights the fortitude to bear the loss.

Sir Samuel Osahon KJW.
Vice Chairman

Sir Emmanuel S. Audu KJW.
General Secretary.
Professor Adeyemi A. Adekoya from Richmond, VA USA wrote on July 27, 2020 at 11:57 pm:
IN MEMORIAM – PROF. LOVETT L. LAWSON We commiserate with the entire Lawson family in Nigeria and beyond, on the transition of Prof. Lovett L. Lawson who joined his ancestors suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, 13th July 2020. As we do not have earthly answers to this tragedy, we however, believe that his demise was in accordance with the covenant... Read more
IN MEMORIAM – PROF. LOVETT L. LAWSON

We commiserate with the entire Lawson family in Nigeria and beyond, on the transition of Prof. Lovett L. Lawson who joined his ancestors suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, 13th July 2020. As we do not have earthly answers to this tragedy, we however, believe that his demise was in accordance with the covenant he made with his maker, God Almighty.
He was a multi-dimensional personality whose life could be viewed through the lens of his spirituality, family and profession. On these scores, his devotion to God was never in question. Through his spirit-filled commitment and Eucharistic living, he demonstrated that he was indeed, a disciple of Christ and an authentic child of promise!
By all accounts, he was a devoted family man who loved his wife, children and grandchildren generously and fiercely. He was a patient, protective, loving, caring, and indeed, an ultimate family man! A man with a “huge” heart – he was thoughtful, cheerful and enjoyable. Not to mention that he had a full measure of calm demeanor is to diminish a cardinal, dominant, and major attribute of his being. Beyond that, he was sociable and socially engaged – a natural when it came to connecting with people whom he spoke kindly about, and cared for deeply. Through all these and in sum, he earned an enormous admiration for himself from all and sundry.
Professionally, he was a clear-eyed, hard-smart medico, and one of the finest physicians around. He was incredibly talented and eminently qualified to rise to the zenith of his calling. His “can-do” attitude to life, made it possible for him to be appointed a Professor of Infectious Diseases, later in his career; the title he held so proudly! He also excelled as a practicing medical expert, and his entrepreneurial spirit propelled him to the realm of “Who-is-Who” among business moguls in Nigeria. In short, he was an uncommon man with uncommon abilities. Professor Lawson’s countless awards include – University of Lagos, College of Medicine, Distinguished Alumni Award, Outstanding Professional To Stop Tuberculous Partnership Award, Igbobi College, Alumni Merit Award for Professional Excellence and the Knighthood of John Wesley, Methodist Mission in Nigeria.
As the final physical separation draws near, we wanted to assure the family that your Patriarch, husband and Dad had seen a glorious dawn, and he is at this time journeying to a place specially prepared for him by Angels. In fact, we draw on scripture that assures and comforts all believers that death is temporary in the larger scheme of things (John 11: 25-26).
All of his children must be reminded of the fact that Dad possessed unlimited imaginations and vision, and therefore, they now have a singular opportunity to continue to blaze the trail he pioneered, in the best traditions of etching his memory in the sands of time, and to honor his legacy.
It is our fervent prayer that his family and each of us who knew him more closely would keep an evergreen memory of him and all that he stood for. May God perpetually shine his light on him! Amen.
Dr DavidOlamide Craig from Cambridge, England wrote on July 27, 2020 at 10:27 pm:
Dr. Lawson was an extraordinary man, a devoted doctor, a marvellous mentor to me and a fantastic friend to my father Yinka Craig. Thank you for trusting me with my first clinical role as a junior doctor. Thank you for caring my father in the last days of his life. Thank you for leaving a legacy of excellence that is... Read more
Dr. Lawson was an extraordinary man, a devoted doctor, a marvellous mentor to me and a fantastic friend to my father Yinka Craig.
Thank you for trusting me with my first clinical role as a junior doctor. Thank you for caring my father in the last days of his life. Thank you for leaving a legacy of excellence that is Zankli.
You will be greatly missed.
Sleep well Prof!
Chinyere Chinedu from Telnet Nigeria Limited wrote on July 27, 2020 at 10:14 pm:
A legend has gone to a better place. Prof. left a legacy that lives on. He will greatly be missed. May God grant his soul eternal rest.
A legend has gone to a better place. Prof. left a legacy that lives on. He will greatly be missed. May God grant his soul eternal rest.
Tosin David from Lagos wrote on July 27, 2020 at 12:39 pm:
Lovett !!!!! Nadu’s biggest !!! brother. Good looking, affable, intelligent and with a good sense of humor. When we saw him early this year, as charming and easy going as ever. He was researching a paper he was going to present. He had a lot to share and give, and he gave generously. May he be remembered through the generations... Read more
Lovett !!!!!
Nadu’s biggest !!! brother. Good looking, affable, intelligent and with a good sense of humor. When we saw him early this year, as charming and easy going as ever. He was researching a paper he was going to present. He had a lot to share and give, and he gave generously. May he be remembered through the generations for his kindness and contributions to humanity. May the Lord surround and uphold his family. May He give them sweet memories and joy in the knowledge that Lovett is resting with the Lord.
Barr. E.C. Ikeji wrote on July 27, 2020 at 11:37 am:
May I, on behalf of all the members of the Diocesan Men's Fellowship of the Diocese of Abuja, Methodist Church Nigeria, convey to you and all members of the Lovett Lawson Family our condolences on the passing to eternal glory of your beloved Husband, father, grandfather and brother the late Dr. Prof. Sir Lovett Lawson.
May I, on behalf of all the members of the Diocesan Men's Fellowship of the Diocese of Abuja, Methodist Church Nigeria, convey to you and all members of the Lovett Lawson Family our condolences on the passing to eternal glory of your beloved Husband, father, grandfather and brother the late Dr. Prof. Sir Lovett Lawson.
Moriam Ajenifuja from Lagos, Nigeria wrote on July 27, 2020 at 10:47 am:
A beautiful soul leaves a trail of unforgettable memories. May Almighty God grant Prof. Lovett Lawson eternal rest and comfort his loved ones. Sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to the entire Family of late Mr Luther Tychus Lawson. From the Family of his friend and MBHS classmate, late Mr Yekini Suberu Alafia.
A beautiful soul leaves a trail of unforgettable memories.

May Almighty God grant Prof. Lovett Lawson eternal rest and comfort his loved ones.

Sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to the entire Family of late Mr Luther Tychus Lawson.

From the Family of his friend and MBHS classmate, late Mr Yekini Suberu Alafia.
Framah Zwingina from Abuja. Nigeria wrote on July 27, 2020 at 10:13 am:
The just man walketh in his integrity, his children are blessed after him. Proverbs 20 vs 7 (KJV) Prof Lawson was a wise, passionate, caring yet firm father. You were like a tree planted by the river side always bearing fruit in its season. Always willing to give advise when you saw us erring in our youthful ways. Event hough... Read more
The just man walketh in his integrity, his children are blessed after him. Proverbs 20 vs 7 (KJV)
Prof Lawson was a wise, passionate, caring yet firm father.
You were like a tree planted by the river side always bearing fruit in its season. Always willing to give advise when you saw us erring in our youthful ways.
Event hough I wasn't your son by blood you always held me as one.
The legacies of the man that is Prof Lawson will always shine bright even in these difficult times, for even in the darkest of nights the sun will always shine in the morning.
Your race has been run, the baton has been passed rest well dear father, until we meet again.
Abimbola Odumosu from Virginia USA wrote on July 26, 2020 at 9:05 pm:
Tribute to Prof. Lovett Lawson, Prof. Lovett Lawson, was my in-law, his sister married my elder brother and since getting to know him over 35 year’s agao, he has towered tall at every level. I grew very close to his family and his fantastic wife, when I travelled all over northern Nigeria working for the World Health Organization and their... Read more
Tribute to Prof. Lovett Lawson,

Prof. Lovett Lawson, was my in-law, his sister married my elder brother and since getting to know him over 35 year’s agao, he has towered tall at every level. I grew very close to his family and his fantastic wife, when I travelled all over northern Nigeria working for the World Health Organization and their home became my sanctuary in Jos and In Abuja. As everyone knows he has an extremely large heart, I was always, warmly and joyfully welcomed at any time I visited. I felt I was part of his immediate family and became great friends with his wife. I always feel life exuding from him whenever I meet him at his home or at the Lawson & Denloye’s. family reunion. I was and greatly touched by his warmness.
As a medical doctor going by what he has achieved, he has done extremely well. He was a visionary, as he moved his hospital from Jos to the capital in Abuja and established a well renowned medical Centre, well done. Like everything else, it grew and grew and grew and it is still growing and will continue to grow and evolve in Jesus Name. I am sure your wife and the Zankil family will keep the torch burning bright and you will be proud of them as you look down on then from heaven.
Not only was he a visionary but he kept improving himself and his medical facility, as he pursued a PhD to keep himself on top of his field.
He was greatly loved by his family, wife and children and immediate brothers and Precious sister Nadu, and I believed the extended Lawson family as well, and also by his in-laws, the Denloye’s family, and other in-laws as well.

To say he will be missed, is a gross understatement, we are only thankful and grateful to the Lord for the meaningful life that he lived and that people like me had the great opportunity to know him.
Thank you Dr. Lovett for all you are, and all you have done for humanity especially Nigerians.
Adieu till we meet again at the feet of Jesus.
AbimboLa Odumosu (PhD).
Bamgbola Kehinde from Ikoyi, Lagos wrote on July 26, 2020 at 3:37 pm:
Latevi and I first met as young teenagers in the boarding house of Lagos Baptist Academy on a cold harmattan day in January 1962. This day was the beginning of a friendship that has lasted the best part of 58years. Loveetto (as he was fondly called) hosted my lavish bachelor’s eve in his father’s residence in Ikeja GRA, in December... Read more
Latevi and I first met as young teenagers in the boarding house of Lagos Baptist Academy on a cold harmattan day in January 1962. This day was the beginning of a friendship that has lasted the best part of 58years. Loveetto (as he was fondly called) hosted my lavish bachelor’s eve in his father’s residence in Ikeja GRA, in December 1973 ! I can only hope that he got his father’s permission then ! We transited to different tertiary institutions but still maintained contact even during his NYSC and later sojourn in Jos. Lovett was an intelligent, ambitious student, a gifted athlete who went on to build a very successful medical practice with his darling wife, Funke, in Abuja. I am glad to have been able to visit them during my short trips to Abuja, the last of which was in January 2020 when I spent time with the family. Our last contact was recently in March 2020 when he called me for information on our school to include in his autobiography. I sincerely hope he was able complete it before his untimely demise.I thank God for knowing such a wonderful, accomplished man who devoted his life to reaching the pinnacle of success in his chosen profession, an ambition he had nurtured since our school days in Baptacads. May our Almighty God bless his wife and lovely children and grant them the fortitude to bear the loss of this great man, successful father and worthy contributor to medical practice in our nation, Nigeria. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
Bamgbola and Denrele Kehinde
Guilders Udeme and Helen Essien from Wesley Guild wrote on July 26, 2020 at 1:27 pm:
TRIBUTE TO A GREAT LEGEND Sir professor Lovett Lawson, it is sad, very sad that you have gone to the great beyond when you were most needed. We are not unmindful of the fact that all mortals must do this, but are saddened that an icon has departed. You were indeed an icon, a renowned professor of medicine, a detribalised... Read more
TRIBUTE TO A GREAT LEGEND
Sir professor Lovett Lawson, it is sad, very sad that you have gone to the great beyond when you were most needed. We are not unmindful of the fact that all mortals must do this, but are saddened that an icon has departed.
You were indeed an icon, a renowned professor of medicine, a detribalised fellow, humanity personified, a lover of God and humanity. The church, the individuals you touched positively will greatly miss you. Our prayers are that God Almighty will comfort and console your immediate family, the larger society and that your gentle soul rest on his bosom. Amen.
Guilders Udeme and Helen Essien.
Goroye Tytler from Phoenix, Arizona. USA wrote on July 26, 2020 at 8:37 am:
Lovett Lawson!!! Definitely not at this time. Your departure was very sudden. You are too precious to leave us so soon. But we are sure you are in a better place. You left a vacuum for Billy, Nadu and Theo to fill but you can be rest assured they will easily fill. Your life was short while your achievements in... Read more
Lovett Lawson!!!
Definitely not at this time. Your departure was very sudden. You are too precious to leave us so soon. But we are sure you are in a better place.
You left a vacuum for Billy, Nadu and Theo to fill but you can be rest assured they will easily fill.
Your life was short while your achievements in life were perfectly well executed.
We shall forever miss and remember you.
You demonstrated Igbobi College values to the fullest and we are very very proud of you.
Rest in peace Noble Nigerian.
My dear Senior, "Adieu"
Rest in peace till we meet to part no more.
Lady Ada A. Madubuike from Cathedral Of Unity Abuja, Methodist Church Nigeria wrote on July 26, 2020 at 2:04 am:
We thought we love you and would never let anything take you away from us but God, our Creator loves you most, has great plans for you and called you home to be closest to Him. Our loss of you on planet Earth is Heaven’s gain. We all are in shock and distress but as Christians we have hope that... Read more
We thought we love you and would never let anything take you away from us but God, our Creator loves you most, has great plans for you and called you home to be closest to Him. Our loss of you on planet Earth is Heaven’s gain. We all are in shock and distress but as Christians we have hope that you now have eternal rest with God. Your good works to humanity will speak volumes for you before our Almighty God. We can not query our Creator for He gave us life and takes it when he pleases. Prof. Worthy KJW, Great physician, kind and nice Husband of my Fellow Golden Mother, Lady Dr. Funke Lawson, We will miss your sorely. R.I.P.
The Rev. Mirabel M .C Daniel from Methodist Cathedral of Unity. Abuja wrote on July 26, 2020 at 1:50 am:
When I read about the event that drew you to study Medicine, I marveled. It was nothing close to riches or fame. It was a genuine passion to save lives and serve humanity. That you have pursued all the days of your life. We are witnesses. Your type is so rare. My closer contact with you revealed how much you... Read more
When I read about the event that drew you to study Medicine, I marveled. It was nothing close to riches or fame. It was a genuine passion to save lives and serve humanity. That you have pursued all the days of your life. We are witnesses. Your type is so rare.
My closer contact with you revealed how much you loved God and His word. You were committed and always at the forefront to ensure that the work of God moved on.
You were always blunt to condemn evil no matter from whom it comes. You were an epitome of humility and love.
Since it has pleased God to call you home in times like this, I believe you have fulfilled the purpose He designed for you.
Rest on ,dear Prof in the bosom of God until we meet to part no more.
Medical Women's Association of Nigeria wrote on July 25, 2020 at 8:49 pm:
25thJuly,2020 Dr. Olufunke J. Lawson Zankli Medical Services Abuja. CONDOLENCE LETTER On behalf of the Medical Women's Association of Nigeria I wish to commiserate with you on the passing away of your husband, Prof. Lovett Latevi Lawson. His death came as a shock to all of us. He was by no means a man of great impact in the field... Read more
25thJuly,2020

Dr. Olufunke J. Lawson
Zankli Medical Services
Abuja.

CONDOLENCE LETTER
On behalf of the Medical Women's Association of Nigeria I wish to commiserate with you on the passing away of your husband, Prof. Lovett Latevi Lawson.
His death came as a shock to all of us. He was by no means a man of great impact in the
field of Medicine especially in the area of Tuberculosis through Stop TB Partnership Nigeria.
We deeply appreciate his efforts at improving the health indices of Nigerians even at his own expense.
You have served and are still serving MWAN selflessly in many areas as Secretary to the Technical, Advocacy and Legislative Working Group as well as the Near East and Africa Conference Program Committee. We are sure it has been with your husband's support which we appreciate.
MWAN cannot forget the dinner held in our honor at your home in Abuja during the 2017 Abuja Biennial Conference. It was a fun filled evening of unity with our differences,
campaigning and dancing.
We celebrate his life well spent and believe his impact will live on.
We also pray God's presence abides with you, the children, grandchildren, relatives and friends as you go through this trying time.

Dr Bobola Agbonle
National Coordinator
Louisa Roberts from Abuja wrote on July 25, 2020 at 7:28 pm:
Baba Oko mi, your Death is a shock to me. My family will miss you a lot. You were more than a brother in-law. You were there when we needed you most. We thank God because he has called you to himself for a reason. I will miss you, my Children will miss you, Bobo will miss you more. Rest... Read more
Baba Oko mi, your Death is a shock to me. My family will miss you a lot. You were more than a brother in-law. You were there when we needed you most. We thank God because he has called you to himself for a reason. I will miss you, my Children will miss you, Bobo will miss you more. Rest In Peace Lovito.
Senator Bassey Ewa Henshaw from Calabar wrote on July 25, 2020 at 2:24 pm:
TRIBUTE TO PROF. LOVETT LAWSON Every once in a while one is privileged to encounter a person who live a meteor flashes across one’s path leaving a warm glow of friendship and love. This is how I see and choose to remember Prof. Lovett Lawson. He was not just human, but also very humane; ever smiling, very unassuming and extremely... Read more
TRIBUTE TO PROF. LOVETT LAWSON
Every once in a while one is privileged to encounter a person who live a meteor flashes across one’s path leaving a warm glow of friendship and love. This is how I see and choose to remember Prof. Lovett Lawson. He was not just human, but also very humane; ever smiling, very unassuming and extremely courteous.
On a visit to Lagos last year, l took ill in my hotel room. The only person l could think of calling was Prof. Lawson. Although he was far away in lkeja somewhere, in less than an hour he had Dr. Denloye come and attend to me in the hotel. That was classic Prof. Lawson, ever ready to help..
Someone admonished that we should love and cherish friends and family. These and not material things constitute true wealth and offer genuine happiness. In Efik we say “ owo edi inyene” meaning one’s wealth lies in the people one has.
Prof. Lawson was obviously imbued with this profound wisdom. He invested in friendships and relationships. So as we bid him farewell, he remains alive in our hearts and his good deeds and God’s abundant grace light up his path to the land of the blessed in eternity.
May His Soul Rest In Peace. AMEN
Senator Bassey Ewa Henshaw
Wesley School and Mpape Circuit from Abuja wrote on July 25, 2020 at 2:10 am:
What a shock to us hearing of your exit from this world! Your's was an epistle worth reading, your exemplary life is worth exhibiting and your dedication to the service of God and humanity is commendable. You have been a peace loving, god-fearing generous and dedicated to your family as well as the church, hence connecting to the school and... Read more
What a shock to us hearing of your exit from this world! Your's was an epistle worth reading, your exemplary life is worth exhibiting and your dedication to the service of God and humanity is commendable.
You have been a peace loving, god-fearing generous and dedicated to your family as well as the church, hence connecting to the school and the circuit thru the hospital.
If it is by power we would have stopped you from dying, but Ecclesiastes 8:7-8, said' no one has power over me the day of his death'. Isaiah 57:1-2,' devout men are taking away....,. to be spared from evil'.
No matter how we weep , it cannot bring you back to life. This is because the inexcusable grim reaper is the destiny of all men, the living should take this to heart. Ecclesiastes 7:2.
To say we will miss you is not enough to express our hearts, but our solace is in the fact that you have only gone out of this wicked and troubled world to join the church triumphant where we shall all eventually meet to part no more.
Rest in Christ, Sir
Lawson Peko from Lomé wrote on July 24, 2020 at 7:12 pm:
J'ai rencontré physiquement mon cousin Lovett Lawson pour la première fois en 1981 à Aného(Togo),lors des obsèques de notre grand-mère paternelle commune. Ce qui m'a frappé à cette occasion c'est qu'il était un très bon danseur et s'adaptait aisément à l'ambiance générale qui règnait autour lui. Une dizaine d'années plus tard,en 1991, de passage à Lagos chez notre cousin commun... Read more
J'ai rencontré physiquement mon cousin Lovett Lawson pour la première fois en 1981 à Aného(Togo),lors des obsèques de notre grand-mère paternelle commune.
Ce qui m'a frappé à cette occasion c'est qu'il était un très bon danseur et s'adaptait aisément à l'ambiance générale qui règnait autour lui.
Une dizaine d'années plus tard,en 1991, de passage à Lagos chez notre cousin commun Lloyd,j'ai sollicité de Lovett l'autorisation de lui rendre visite à Jos( ville dans le centre du Nigéria)pour mieux le connaître avec sa petite famille.Il accepta avec plaisir sans hésiter.
Ce qui m'a particulièrement touché lors de mon bref séjour chez eux à Jos,est que bien que leur Clinique traversât une zone de turbulences et que lui-même semblait très débordé, non seulement il avait accepté que je vienne mais il a également tout fait pour me rendre mon séjour agréable.
Il m'a fait visiter la Clinique Zankli à Jos et présenté à ses collègues.
Lors de mon départ de Jos, il a tenu à me rembourser mes frais de voyage alller-retour
malgré mes protestations.
Je me rappelle que je lui disais que j'étais un " petit patron de societé et que je devrais assumer moi-même,mes responsabilités .Il m'a répondu:" Si tu es un PETIT patron comme tu le dis, eh bien moi je suis ton GRAND frère"(rires).
"LOVETT WAS A MAN" car il avait compris:
-Que Dieu est essentiellement Amour et que la meilleure façon de l'adorer est d'aimer ses créatures
-Que les principales vertus à cultiver dans sa vie sont l'humilité,la générosité,la modération etc
-Que la Vie est la meilleure bénédiction que nous ayons reçue de Dieu et qu'il faut la vivre pleinement avec un coeur rempli de gratitude
-Que quiconque aime Dieu doit pouvoir aimer la bonne musique," l'art de manipuler les sons de manière agréable à l'oreille"

-Que les liens de famille sont sacrés et qu'on ne naît pas dans une famille par hasard.
En outre il avait comme métier celui qui lui permettait de sauver la vie de son prochain et a tenu à l'exercer jusqu'au bout.
PUISSE LE CHEMIN DE RETOUR VERS DIEU DE LOVETT ÊTRE PARSEMÉ DE FLEURS ENCORE PLUS JOLIES QUE LES BELLES FLEURS QU'IL A LUI-MÊME
SEMÉES LE LONG DE SA VIE SUR TERRE.
Mrs. Kate Ojih from Abuja wrote on July 24, 2020 at 5:23 pm:
Dear Prof. You were such a wonderful person. God used you to reach out to a lot of people. You will be greatly missed. May the good Lord grant you eternal rest. Amen.
Dear Prof. You were such a wonderful person. God used you to reach out to a lot of people. You will be greatly missed. May the good Lord grant you eternal rest. Amen.
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😇💔😭😭
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.
Dr. Tom Thacher from Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA wrote on July 22, 2020 at 8:05 pm:
Lovett was a wonderful friend, always hospitable, generous, self-sacrificing, and jovial. His hard work and dedication led to advances in tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment. I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with him, and I witnessed his tremendous leadership in the medical field and personal investment in building research capacity in Nigeria. He will be greatly missed.
Lovett was a wonderful friend, always hospitable, generous, self-sacrificing, and jovial. His hard work and dedication led to advances in tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment. I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with him, and I witnessed his tremendous leadership in the medical field and personal investment in building research capacity in Nigeria. He will be greatly missed.
Pastor Lola Osikoya from New Glory International Ministries, LONDON, UK wrote on July 22, 2020 at 4:51 pm:
Please accept my sincere sympathy on the demise of Dr. Lovett Lawson. May His Soul Rest In Perfect Peace! And May God Almighty Grant Him Eternal Rest In Jesus Mighty Name! Amen 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 I Pray That God Almighty Grant His Wife And Children And The Entire Family The Fortitude To Bear The Loss In Jesus Mighty Name! Amen 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 ADIUE... Read more
Please accept my sincere sympathy on the demise of Dr. Lovett Lawson.
May His Soul Rest In Perfect Peace! And
May God Almighty Grant Him Eternal Rest In
Jesus Mighty Name! Amen 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
I Pray That God Almighty Grant His Wife And
Children And The Entire Family The Fortitude
To Bear The Loss In Jesus Mighty Name!
Amen 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
ADIUE DOCTOR!!!
Fabbi kouassi from Lomé-Togo wrote on July 22, 2020 at 3:46 pm:
Hommage au Docteur Lawson pour avoir Honoré par son savoir faire et son savoir être le continent africain et la communauté des hommes de part le monde. En ce moment où vous avez rejoint votre créateur nous vous souhaitons un digne repos dans la félicité céleste. Que la lumière sans déclin brille pour vous. Sincères condoléances à la famille, au... Read more
Hommage au Docteur Lawson pour avoir Honoré par son savoir faire et son savoir être le continent africain et la communauté des hommes de part le monde.

En ce moment où vous avez rejoint votre créateur nous vous souhaitons un digne repos dans la félicité céleste. Que la lumière sans déclin brille pour vous.
Sincères condoléances à la famille, au Nigeria, au Togo et à toute l'Afrique.
RIP Doctor
Evangelist Adewale and Adesola Omoware from Methodist Cathedral of Unity, Abuja wrote on July 22, 2020 at 3:30 pm:
Death is inevitable to all humanity!!! But time of exit is only in the hands of the maker!!! You are a great humanitarian!!! You have exhibited the parable of our LORD JESUS as recorded in Matt. 25:36-40, therefore those good deeds that you have done to our family will forever remains in our memory and will surely grant you eternal... Read more
Death is inevitable to all humanity!!! But time of exit is only in the hands of the maker!!! You are a great humanitarian!!! You have exhibited the parable of our LORD JESUS as recorded in Matt. 25:36-40, therefore those good deeds that you have done to our family will forever remains in our memory and will surely grant you eternal rest at the right hand of our LORD JESUS. Amen.
Sleep on daddy, till Resurrection Morning where we shall meet to part no more at the feet our LORD JESUS.
May GOD grant your darling wife-Dr. J. Olufunke, your children and grandchildren the fortitude to bear the great loss.
Sleep on! Sleep On!! Sleep On!!!
Adieu Papa
Dr. & Mrs. R.L.E Okujaye and Family from Diri E.N.T Clinic.Abuja wrote on July 22, 2020 at 12:41 pm:
Monday, the 13th of July, 2020, will forever remain indelible in our mind. That was the day that the cold hands of death snatched away from this mortal earth an illustrious and amiable son of Nigeria, Professor Lovett Lawson. The news of his passing on from this sinful world into eternity after a brief illness came to us all as... Read more
Monday, the 13th of July, 2020, will forever remain indelible in our mind. That was the day that the cold hands of death snatched away from this mortal earth an illustrious and amiable son of Nigeria, Professor Lovett Lawson.
The news of his passing on from this sinful world into eternity after a brief illness came to us all as a big surprise and a rude shock which has induced severe common cold in me. No doubt death is a necessary end and it will come when the time is due. It is still difficult to believe that the inevitable has happened.
My first interaction with Prof. Lawson was early 2000 when we met to discuss the provision of consultancy ENT. Services to his patients in Zankli Medical Centre, Abuja. Since then till his death our association and relationship have been that of a brother and a professional colleague.
who was Professor Lawson? Words are rather scanty to describe him. He was an embodiment of numerous enviable characteristic attributes that endeared him to all who knew and associated with him. He was a perfect gentleman, a living witness of humility, simplicity, love, compassion, kind-heartedness, integrity and uprightness, a great teacher, academician, a team leader, a devout Christian and above all, a family man. As a private Medical Practitioner, he worked so hard that he became a professor of Infectious Diseases in Bingham University, Nasarawa State. This was a rare achievement.
What a great loss! What a pain! You will be greatly missed by all. However, we are consoled by the fact that you have fought a good fight and finished the race. There is no doubt that you have gone to receive the crown the Lord has prepared for you in his heavenly kingdom. We pray that God will console the wife and family he has left behind and may he rest in peace in the bosom of the Lord till we met to part no more.
DR ELEANOR NWADINOBI from MEDICAL WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION (MWIA) wrote on July 22, 2020 at 8:54 am:
A God fearing, generous, jovial and  true gentlemen has gone to be with the Lord It was with great sadness that we received the news of the passing of Professor Lovett Lawson.  I got to know Professor Lawson first, through his wife, Dr Funke Lawson, a very active member of Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN). He was one of our most... Read more
A God fearing, generous, jovial and  true gentlemen has gone to be with the Lord

It was with great sadness that we received the news of the passing of Professor Lovett Lawson. 

I got to know Professor Lawson first, through his wife, Dr Funke Lawson, a very active member of Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN). He was one of our most cherished “Associate” Members. That is the name we give to supportive husbands of MWAN members. Our friendship deepened even more, through our children who went to school together.

Early this year, Prof and Funke held  a reception to celebrate my elevation to the position of International President of the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA). They left no stone unturned to make the occasion grand and memorable and I felt like royalty. 

On behalf of the Medical Women International Association family,  I pray for the Lord to comfort Funke, Olurotimi, Oluwafemi, Oluwatope and their spouses Toyosi, Derinsola and Olujoke and all the family. Because Christ lives they can face tomorrow.

I am certain that Professor Lovett Lawson received a royal celebration in heaven.

May his gentle and generous soul rest in perfect peace.

God bless,

Dr Eleanor Nwadinobi
International President,
Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA)
Ahmadu ketina from Makurdi wrote on July 22, 2020 at 7:22 am:
Dr Lovett Lawson was great boss. Iwas his employee between 1999 and 2004. In this period, i saw different facet of him. He could get very angry that you would think the roof would come down but, behind the anger was a very loving heart who wanted to do well with his bussiness. The Zankli family would misd you somuch.... Read more
Dr Lovett Lawson was great boss. Iwas his employee between 1999 and 2004. In this period, i saw different facet of him. He could get very angry that you would think the roof would come down but, behind the anger was a very loving heart who wanted to do well with his bussiness.
The Zankli family would misd you somuch.
My heart bleeds for Dr Mrs Lawson, i pray she find solace in the fact that you came, saw, conquered and above all you've gone to be with Lord.
Rest in peace my boss like a father
DR. MINNIE OSEJI from MEDICAL WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION PF NIGERIA (MWAN) wrote on July 22, 2020 at 2:11 am:
A Tribute to Prof. Lovett Lawson I received with greatest shock the news of the death of Prof. Lovett Lawson on Monday 13th July and my heart ached with deep pain at this irreplaceable loss. I could not imagine how our Sister, Colleague and Friend, Dr. (Mrs.) Funke Lawson must be feeling if I was having so much pain. My... Read more
A Tribute to Prof. Lovett Lawson

I received with greatest shock the news of the death of Prof. Lovett Lawson on Monday 13th July and my heart ached with deep pain at this irreplaceable loss. I could not imagine how our Sister, Colleague and Friend, Dr. (Mrs.) Funke Lawson must be feeling if I was having so much pain. My mind flashed back to the tremendous support the Lawsons had been to the Medical Women's Association of Nigeria (MWAN) since I became National President in September 2019 and even before. I also with a pang of nostalgia remembered the Tuberculosis Research Projects, I was planning to request Prof. to assist MWAN with and sighed at the lost opportunity. Our Brother is absent from us for a season. By God's grace we shall meet some day to part no more. Rest in peace Prof. Lawson. Be comforted Dr. Lawson and Family.
In Jesus' Name. Amen
Dr. Minnie Oseji
Kunle & Sylvia Adebajo from 26, McCarthy St. Lagos wrote on July 22, 2020 at 1:38 am:
A Tribute to Uncle Lovett Lawson It is much too hard to take in the fact that you are no longer with us. You were full of fun, laughter, zest, love, life! You lived well, and accomplished so much in your career, family life, spiritual life. In addition, you were such a giving soul. Only God knows the countless numbers... Read more
A Tribute to Uncle Lovett Lawson

It is much too hard to take in the fact that you are no longer with us. You were full of fun, laughter, zest, love, life! You lived well, and accomplished so much in your career, family life, spiritual life. In addition, you were such a giving soul. Only God knows the countless numbers of people who you have touched their lives in so many positive ways. In all of this, you remained humble, friendly, cheerful. God bless and rest your sweet soul.

Funke, the Children and Grandchildren, God in His infinite mercy will fill the void with peace which passes all understanding. Amen.
Professor Ignatius Uvah from Maitama, Abuja wrote on July 21, 2020 at 11:53 pm:
It was a shock when I first learnt of Dr. Lovett Lawson's passing on. He was my family Doctor for a very long time and such an empathetic and effective medic at that. I stopped at his office for a short chat when I visited Zankli hospital for my annual check up early this year 2020 before the pandemic lockdown.... Read more
It was a shock when I first learnt of Dr. Lovett Lawson's passing on. He was my family Doctor for a very long time and such an empathetic and effective medic at that. I stopped at his office for a short chat when I visited Zankli hospital for my annual check up early this year 2020 before the pandemic lockdown. He was as usual welcoming, relaxed friendly and in high spirits. Little did I know that six months later, he would be gone from us. My family and I will miss him sorely. May his soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.
Christiana Onogwu from Abuja wrote on July 21, 2020 at 11:30 pm:
Your sacrifices and relentless work through your three score and ten+ years of walking the earth touched and saved the lives of people like me even without direct contact with you.   Way back as year 2000 when I was only seven (7) years old right uptil 4years ago when I had the last full blown sickle cell crises, Zankli... Read more
Your sacrifices and relentless work through your three score and ten+ years of walking the earth touched and saved the lives of people like me even without direct contact with you.  

Way back as year 2000 when I was only seven (7) years old right uptil 4years ago when I had the last full blown sickle cell crises, Zankli Medical Center was the "go-to" every single time I had a bout. I remember being rushed in from school in severe pain to the hospital too many times that at some point I actually thought it was the end of my life. In God's benevolence, your entire team of doctors, nurses, lab technicians and even "the Qubitol" came through in those dark and trying moments. I saw everyone of them put their best out and God used their expertise to save my life year in year out. Of course they did excellently well because they had a truly exceptional leader!

I haven't been in any of those terrible states in 4years. I've been fine and God's been helping me sail through life one day at a time. Today, I stand grateful to God, grateful to your team and grateful to YOU for letting God use you. Thank you sir for giving of your time, intellect, resources and all you could give in the service of humanity. My life is a living proof that you impacted the earth!

A Gem just transitioned but we're comforted knowing he's in a way better place. Rest on Doctor Lovett Lawson, and may your gentle soul rest peacefully in the bossom of Jesus.


Christiana Onogwu.
Dr. Bassey, Oku S. from Asokoro District Hospital wrote on July 21, 2020 at 7:14 pm:
Prof. Lawson was a LEGEND, He Touched Many LIVES and INSTITUTIONS, There is no doubt that His LIFE was Well SPENT. Like many Legends He cannot die, but LIVE’S in Every Life and Instruction He Touched. He has indeed left a Mark in the Sands of Time. Adieu Great Physician!
Prof. Lawson was a LEGEND, He Touched Many LIVES and INSTITUTIONS, There is no doubt that His LIFE was Well SPENT. Like many Legends He cannot die, but LIVE’S in Every Life and Instruction He Touched.
He has indeed left a Mark in the Sands of Time.
Adieu Great Physician!
James Agbonhese from IBB Golf club wrote on July 21, 2020 at 8:43 am:
Tribute from Chief(Dr.) Sir James Agbonhese. My brother Dr. Lawson you were a great golfer, a consummate medical practitioner with a difference. I remember times I played golf with you, fun And great lessons of life was I enjoyed and gained from you. Once I was admitted in your hospital and l insisted that I wanted you to attend to... Read more
Tribute from Chief(Dr.) Sir James Agbonhese.
My brother Dr. Lawson you were a great golfer, a consummate medical practitioner with a difference. I remember times I played golf with you, fun And great lessons of life was I enjoyed and gained from you. Once I was admitted in your hospital and l insisted that I wanted you to attend to me personally and you obliged me even when you had other very important assignment.
I know you are in a better place and I pray that your exit will bring great blessings to your family and humanity as you always wished. I pray that your family will have the fortitude to bear the loss. Rest In Peace my Oga and mentor.
Jane from UK wrote on July 21, 2020 at 6:21 am:
Professor Lawson was a very funny boss who can joke and relieve stress. We will missed you so dearly.
Professor Lawson was a very funny boss who can joke and relieve stress. We will missed you so dearly.
Pharm. Salamatu Orakwelu- Chief Pharmacist, ZMC from Zankli Medical Centre wrote on July 21, 2020 at 5:52 am:
Entrepreneur per excellent whose goal is not just to create generational wealth to be passed on but to create jobs that would offer others opportunities to contribute to the greater good of the society and earn a living. Humble, kind, generous and jovial who leaves a lasting legacy in the lives of all that comes in contact with you. You... Read more
Entrepreneur per excellent whose goal is not just to create generational wealth to be passed on but to create jobs that would offer others opportunities to contribute to the greater good of the society and earn a living. Humble, kind, generous and jovial who leaves a lasting legacy in the lives of all that comes in contact with you. You believe in others and bring out the best in them. A God fearing man who love the things of God and working for the gospel. No matter how hard I try, Prof I doubt I could fully describe the good person you were. You had a good heart.
At Zankli Medical Centre you built a happy family. You showed love and understanding and cared for our wellbeing. As a fresh pharmacist from the university you believed in me and entrusted me with a huge responsibility! You nurtured me to grow in my career. You taught me to be resilient, patient and aspire to the zenith of my career. Your exemplary leadership can hardly be marched. Yes, you could be firm, but that is to bring out the best in a person! I and my family will ever remain grateful for the impact you made in our lives. You were a father and a friend to us. God bless your soul!
I will surely miss your smile, jokes and all the lavish Christmas parties. There was never a dull moment with you, this you demonstrated on 24th June 2020 being my birthday where you had to come to my office to pray for me and took pictures with me my prof, I stand to be corrected, not every chairman can be this humble. I know the pain I feel and can only imagine what your immediate family are going through. I pray the Lord strengthen and comfort them, amen! We all love you Prof and will certainly miss you. I pray the Lord grant eternal rest to your soul, amen! Adieu Prof Lawson!
Pharm. Salamatu Orakwelu. FPCPharm, MAW, MHM
Chief Pharmacist
Zankli Medical Centre
Sule Yusuf from Abuja wrote on July 21, 2020 at 4:52 am:
Prof was easily a role model and inspiration to all who knew him from Jos in the early eighties and remarkably, he remained so until his passing. A truly remarkable man! May Allah have mercy on his soul and grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss.
Prof was easily a role model and inspiration to all who knew him from Jos in the early eighties and remarkably, he remained so until his passing. A truly remarkable man! May Allah have mercy on his soul and grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss.
Susan Ogbe from Bingham University, Nigeria wrote on July 21, 2020 at 4:31 am:
A well fulfilled life is a life that has impacted on that of others. Prof indeed has left an indelible footprint on the sand of time. The news about your demise came as a rude shock but God knows best. If Nigeria and the world at large have many men of honor like you, this world would be a great... Read more
A well fulfilled life is a life that has impacted on that of others. Prof indeed has left an indelible footprint on the sand of time. The news about your demise came as a rude shock but God knows best. If Nigeria and the world at large have many men of honor like you, this world would be a great place. As you sleep in the Lord, may He grant your soul a peaceful rest and grant your immediate family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. Adieu Prof
Yemisi George from United State of America wrote on July 20, 2020 at 11:29 pm:
I remember walking into Zanklin Hospital in 2000 and I asked to see the MD and in your unassuming nature you ushered me into your office. A perfect gentle man with a great sense of humor. I explained why I asked to see you. You took your time to educate me on everything I needed to know, that was the... Read more
I remember walking into Zanklin Hospital in 2000 and I asked to see the MD and in your unassuming nature you ushered me into your office. A perfect gentle man with a great sense of humor. I explained why I asked to see you. You took your time to educate me on everything I needed to know, that was the beginning of our Egbon and aburo relationship. You became our family Dr. When you wanted to install security equipments you didn't hesitate to call me to get it done. When my hubby collapse you were away but you salvage the situation without talking about money. You employed my adopted sis whom you allowed to go back to school. Paid her fees , allowance and employed her afterwards. Egbon you were one in a million. Words not enough to describe your personality. Your heart was indeed a heart for humanity. You will be greatly missed. We love you but God loved you more. May your gentle soul Rest in Peace.
Chief (Barr.) Pat Onukwuli from Pat Onukwuli & Co (Estate Surveyors and Valuers) wrote on July 20, 2020 at 10:49 pm:
Words are so hard to speak in times of grief. No amount of words scribbled here or indeed voiced in any oration or tribute would adequately express my deep sense of loss. My grief is aggravated by untimely and unexpectedness nature of tis very sad event. It has left devastated, dejected, depressed and indeed very unhappy. My sadness, sombreness and... Read more
Words are so hard to speak in times of grief. No amount of words scribbled here or indeed voiced in any oration or tribute would adequately express my deep sense of loss.
My grief is aggravated by untimely and unexpectedness nature of tis very sad event. It has left devastated, dejected, depressed and indeed very unhappy.
My sadness, sombreness and heavy-heartedness is better imagined.
May God Almighty, the Great Comforter console and grant your family fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
Prof., you were a good man. May your gentle soul rest peacefully in bosom of Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Chief (Barr.) Pat Onukwuli
Jubril Hanidu from Connecticut USA wrote on July 20, 2020 at 10:36 pm:
It is so sad to read this, yet we will give glory to Almighty God for the life and times of Prof Lawson. We fondly called him ‘Docki’ and would love to play rounds and rounds of golf with him. May Almighty God rest him in perfect peace and forgive his sins and overlook his shortcomings. May God in His... Read more
It is so sad to read this, yet we will give glory to Almighty God for the life and times of Prof Lawson. We fondly called him ‘Docki’ and would love to play rounds and rounds of golf with him. May Almighty God rest him in perfect peace and forgive his sins and overlook his shortcomings. May God in His infinite mercies strengthen and console his wife, children and family members.
Ololade Adeyemo from Bingham University wrote on July 20, 2020 at 9:30 pm:
I received the news of your death with great shock.You were so humble and down to earth.You related well with everyone regardless of age and status.I remember with fondness our chit chat in your office over a cup of tea.You were a father to me.Rest in peace Sir.You will surely be missed.
I received the news of your death with great shock.You were so humble and down to earth.You related well with everyone regardless of age and status.I remember with fondness our chit chat in your office over a cup of tea.You were a father to me.Rest in peace Sir.You will surely be missed.
Dr Adedeji Oyenuga from Baptacad Old Boy wrote on July 20, 2020 at 7:30 pm:
He has proven to be a worthy Old Boy and a Role Model. Rest in Peace!
He has proven to be a worthy Old Boy and a Role Model.
Rest in Peace!
SIR. RICHARD NNAMANI from Methodist Cathedral of Unity Abuja wrote on July 20, 2020 at 3:44 pm:
TRIBUTE TO LATE SIR, PROFESSOR LOVETT LAWSON The news of the sudden demise of Sir. Lovett Lawson came to me like a thunder. It took my shattered soul and body much while to gather up and begin to accept the validity of the saying that death is not the opposite of life but very much a part of it. How... Read more
TRIBUTE TO LATE SIR, PROFESSOR LOVETT LAWSON
The news of the sudden demise of Sir. Lovett Lawson came to me like a thunder. It took my shattered soul and body much while to gather up and begin to accept the validity of the saying that death is not the opposite of life but very much a part of it.
How I wish that Lovett was leased more time. It is like he stayed only a moment. But what an imprint he has left on many a heart. True to his name, Lovett was impeccably lovely and his loveliness was infectious. What is that lovely never dies but passes into another loveliness.
Lovett must have realized early in life that the greatest purpose of life is not to live forever but to strive and create something that will. To this he vigorously applied himself and must have wished that the highest tribute to him, at a time like this, be, not grief, but praise.
May Lady Lawson and family draw solace from the reality that death is not the extinguishing of the light but the putting out of the lamp because a dawn has come.
Adieu distinguished knight of John Wesley. Adieu philanthropist extra ordinary, Adieu health care colossus.

Sir. Richard Nnamani
08033313457
Dr. Olusegun Matthew - Chief Medical Director, ZMC from Zankli Medical Center wrote on July 20, 2020 at 2:47 pm:
Tribute from Dr. Olusegun Matthew CMD, ZMC I had just suddenly retired from the Nigerian Army and was wondering what God would have me do, when I met late Prof. Lovett Lawson in January 2007. He wanted me to start working with him immediately as a consultant surgeon. It was like meeting a senior brother who I did not know... Read more
Tribute from Dr. Olusegun Matthew
CMD, ZMC
I had just suddenly retired from the Nigerian Army and was wondering what God would have me do, when I met late Prof. Lovett Lawson in January 2007. He wanted me to start working with him immediately as a consultant surgeon. It was like meeting a senior brother who I did not know existed. I was employed with no application – that was one of his attributes. He was spontaneous in action when he desired a thing.
He made life after retirement from the Nigerian Army a very smooth transition for me. My chairman-Professor Lovett Lawson, you called me “your boss” because you so believed in me, that you made me the Director of Clinical Services and later the Chief Medical Director. You read me so well, that you could guess what my thoughts were and you never wanted to displease or offend me.
With hindsight, I can see why you were so much in a hurry to have things done, probably knowing that the time was short. Your dreams were so very big. You pursued them with vigor, never wanting to leave anything till the next day. You were a goal-getter and hated failure so much that you applied yourself to all tasks with all your strength, and using your breath, even to the last to ensure success in life and in your undertakings especially in the Medical profession and practice.
You were a people’s man. Your good heart impacted on many, you touched many lives with your generosity and lived to give joy to so many. How I wish you had lived longer to harvest from your labour.
I am a man of faith, and I believe your reward is certainly awaiting you in the bosom of the almighty God.
You left us a legacy, we shall strive to take Zankli Medical Centre beyond your dreams by the grace of God.
It is my prayer that God will comfort, Dr. Olufunke Lawson, Olurotimi, Olufemi and Olutope, and the entire Lawson family, as well as friends and associates.
May the Lord continue to comfort and strengthen the Zankli Medical Centre family even as we grief of the passing away to glory of our beloved Chairman.
Professor Lawson, my entire family mourn and grieve your sudden departure. Gloria, my wife will miss your hugs and your fatherly counsels.
You were a great friend, a big brother and a good boss to me. We all will surely miss you.
We will encourage ourselves in the Lord with Psalm 116 vs 15
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints”.
Adieu
Chuck Azinge "Lokzy" from Los Angeles, California. wrote on July 20, 2020 at 2:04 pm:
I feel so sad, that a Titan has left us. A man who brought so much fun and joy to the students and residents of Jos, when I was studying Architecture in UniJos. A man in whom everyone wanted to know and befriend. The social lifeline of Jos, who left me so many good memories of my undergraduate and graduate... Read more
I feel so sad, that a Titan has left us. A man who brought so much fun and joy to the students and residents of Jos, when I was studying Architecture in UniJos. A man in whom everyone wanted to know and befriend. The social lifeline of Jos, who left me so many good memories of my undergraduate and graduate years in Unijos, I can't believe you are no more. I know that your soul rests in eternal peace with God our Lord, because of the kind and selfless person you were. I pray that your enormous number of friends and family will have the fortitude to bear the loss of you. Amen.
Jena Ugbeji from Abuja wrote on July 20, 2020 at 1:55 pm:
DR Lawson was one of the Doctors that was monumental in saving my sister's life, Faith Ugbeji, when she was just 2 months old. He paid for her school education from kindergarten till university, because he considered her a miracle baby. May his soul find rest with the Lord. His legacy and his impact on our life can never be... Read more
DR Lawson was one of the Doctors that was monumental in saving my sister's life, Faith Ugbeji, when she was just 2 months old. He paid for her school education from kindergarten till university, because he considered her a miracle baby. May his soul find rest with the Lord. His legacy and his impact on our life can never be quantified.
SIR. RICHARD NNAMANI from Cathedral of Unity Abuja wrote on July 20, 2020 at 1:26 pm:
TRIBUTE TO LATE SIR, PROFESSOR LOVETT LAWSON The news of the sudden demise of Sir. Lovett Lawson came to me like a thunder. It took my shattered soul and body much while to gather up and begin to accept the validity of the saying that death is not the opposite of life but very much a part of it. How... Read more
TRIBUTE TO LATE SIR, PROFESSOR LOVETT LAWSON
The news of the sudden demise of Sir. Lovett Lawson came to me like a thunder. It took my shattered soul and body much while to gather up and begin to accept the validity of the saying that death is not the opposite of life but very much a part of it.
How I wish that Lovett was leased more time. It is like he stayed only a moment but what an indelible imprint he has left on many a heart. He was ceaselessly lovely and what is that lovely never dies but passes into another loveliness.
Lovett must have realized early in life that the greatest purpose of life is not to live forever but to strive and create something that will. To this he rigorously applied himself and must have wished that the highest tribute to him, at a time like this, be, not grief, but gratitude.
May Lady Lawson and family draw solace from the reality that death is not the extinguishing of the light but the putting out of the lamp because a dawn has come.
Adieu distinguished knight of John Wesley. Adieu philanthropist extra ordinary, Adieu heath care colossus.

Sir. Richard Nnamani
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Dr Chukwuemeka Anya from Garki Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria wrote on July 20, 2020 at 1:18 pm:
You didnt know me then, Prof, but it took just a three minute call from Prof Edith Okeke for you to accept me to carry out my research for my West African College of Physicians fellowship dissertation at your Research Laboratory at Zankli hospital. The lab was surely the most advanced TB research lab in the country at the time.... Read more
You didnt know me then, Prof, but it took just a three minute call from Prof Edith Okeke for you to accept me to carry out my research for my West African College of Physicians fellowship dissertation at your Research Laboratory at Zankli hospital. The lab was surely the most advanced TB research lab in the country at the time. BACTEC cultures were not cheap, and there were significant space and attention challenges coming from foreign students who came all the way from the US and UK to carry out their TB research at the lab. All these not withstanding, sir, you still offered me a space. This event just summarized your entire personality.
Owning such an advanced lab at the time showed how far ahead of your contemporaries you were. You took private Medical Practice to other realms, maintaining a record of class and consistency over so many years.
Accepting me then, sir, and allowing me to run tests worth over half a million naira in 2006 for free showed not only your kind heartedness, but also your passionate commitment to tuberculosis in particular, and science in general..
You were a gentle giant sir, calm and humble despite all your accomplishments. I thank God for the privilege of meeting you sir. You remain mentor, an inspiration, a father and a big brother. I only regret my failure to have summed up enough courage to have stayed as close as I should have... I stood too much in awe of you to have done that.
Good night Prof
Mrs Abimbola Odusanya from Port Harcourt, Nigeria wrote on July 20, 2020 at 1:09 pm:
O this is sad, difficult to imagine let alone believe. The grievous news of Professor Lovett Lawson death came as a great shock to me. We take Solace in the fact that he is in a better place, where there is no pain nor suffering. We find very hard to say goodbye as you have gone to meet the Creator... Read more
O this is sad, difficult to imagine let alone believe. The grievous news of Professor Lovett Lawson death came as a great shock to me. We take Solace in the fact that he is in a better place, where there is no pain nor suffering. We find very hard to say goodbye as you have gone to meet the Creator who loves you much . We plead with the Almighty God to grant his family and loved ones fortitude to bear this loss.
May his gentle soul through the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ rest in perfect peace.
Professor Alexander Adelaiye from Bingham University, Karu wrote on July 20, 2020 at 11:55 am:
TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR LOVETT LAWSON Professor Lovett Lawson, a distinguished scholar. I came across him over a decade ago; first as a visiting fellow and later as a Professor of Tropical Medicine in Bingham University. Prof. Lawson is a great scholar, a great researcher and a great philanthropist. He has made his mark in the areas of health care delivery,... Read more
TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR LOVETT LAWSON

Professor Lovett Lawson, a distinguished scholar. I came across him over a decade ago; first as a visiting fellow and later as a Professor of Tropical Medicine in Bingham University.

Prof. Lawson is a great scholar, a great researcher and a great philanthropist. He has made his mark in the areas of health care delivery, training and research. In Bingham University, he saw to the establishment of the Bingham University Zankli Research Centre, one of the most equipped laboratories in this country and one of the few privates laboratories approved for Covid-19 test by the various regulatory bodies.

He has published extensively in high impact journals and holds a Ph.D from the Liverpool Tropical Medicine and Fellowship of the Royal College of Physician. Personally, he is a good friend and I call him “Egbon” (Elder Brother in Yoruba). He is hardworking, humble to a fault and loving. There are not too many of his kind in this generation.

I personally join millions of his friends, relations and colleagues to condole his immediate family and the entire world of medicine for which he lived and paid the supreme sacrifice.

May his soul rest in perfect peace


Adieu Egbon

Prof. A.B. Adelaiye
Nanwor Mamven from Abuja wrote on July 20, 2020 at 9:48 am:
It's so sad that someone so upbeat with quick steps all the time can be slowed to a halt!!!...... God Almighty is supreme and does no wrong, may He grant you eternal Rest. Rest and rest, rest your quick steps, rest from the worries of the world, rest on Dr. Lawson...
It's so sad that someone so upbeat with quick steps all the time can be slowed to a halt!!!...... God Almighty is supreme and does no wrong, may He grant you eternal Rest. Rest and rest, rest your quick steps, rest from the worries of the world, rest on Dr. Lawson...
Faith Osiobe from University of Liverpool wrote on July 20, 2020 at 9:46 am:
The University of Liverpool was saddened to hear of the passing of Professor Lovett Lawson (Diploma 1984, MTropMed 2002, PhD 2006). Professor Lawson had an esteemed career in the area of infectious diseases and was a dedicated and enthusiastic member of the Nigeria Alumni Network, offering support as a trustee of the network. Professor Lawson graduated from the University of... Read more
The University of Liverpool was saddened to hear of the passing of Professor Lovett Lawson (Diploma 1984, MTropMed 2002, PhD 2006). Professor Lawson had an esteemed career in the area of infectious diseases and was a dedicated and enthusiastic member of the Nigeria Alumni Network, offering support as a trustee of the network.

Professor Lawson graduated from the University of Lagos in 1975 and achieved a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the University of Liverpool in 1984, later completing a Masters in Tropical Medicine in 2002 and a PhD in Tropical Medicine in 2006. In 2012, he attained a Fellowship of Royal College of Physician in Edinburgh.

Professor Lawson was a Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine, Bingham University and was Chairman of the Board of Directors at Zankli Medical Centre.

He has a long-standing experience in clinical practice in Nigeria and in recent years dedicated his time to the eradication of tuberculosis in Nigeria having conducted research and 68 publications on mainly Tuberculosis and other Infectious Diseases.


Faith Osiobe (MSc Global Human Resource Management 2011) remembers Professor Lawson below:

“Our dear Prof was a very kind and supportive man. I remember in 2015 when I was running around planning our alumni network launch he was among the very few persons who reached out to me to ask how he could help. He never knew me or saw me before then, but trusted me and gave massive support. Subsequently, he was always there to support us as a member and as our Board of Trustees chair. His acts of kindness will never be forgotten.

Prof treated everyone with love and respect. He always listened to me when I had something to say and always made me feel important and special, never minding my age, class or status. I remember how I would brag and pose to everyone on our NEC platform that I was his favourite. We would all joke and brag over which one of us had that spot, this was so because you showed us all so much love and everyone would rather identify with such a pleasant man.

Professor Lawson was a jovial man, a happy-go-lucky fellow, so down to earth with us. A very likable personality who gave very wise counsels. He was peace-loving and encouraging of service.

Prof, I am consoled by the fact that you lived a good life. You will be sorely missed by your University of Liverpool family and many others. You made your mark here on earth well. You brought sunshine to all of us and your good works will not be forgotten.

May the good Lord accept Professor Lovett Lawson in His bosom. May He grant his delectable wife, children, brothers, sister and all his loved ones left behind the fortitude to bear this loss.

Good night my dear Prof Lovett.”
Tofola Fabamwo from LAGOS wrote on July 20, 2020 at 9:11 am:
Words fail me as i still battle this immense loss but we surrender to God's will and purpose for our lives. Uncle Lovs was caring,selfless,loving,intelligent,friendly and I could go on and on. He was more than an uncle to me, he became a friend,evidenced by his constant reference to me as 'bro' in our chats. Uncle Lovs made my Law... Read more
Words fail me as i still battle this immense loss but we surrender to God's will and purpose for our lives.

Uncle Lovs was caring,selfless,loving,intelligent,friendly and I could go on and on. He was more than an uncle to me, he became a friend,evidenced by his constant reference to me as 'bro' in our chats.

Uncle Lovs made my Law School year in Abuja feel like I never left my comfort zone, ALL resources I ever needed were at my disposal at all times and even when I returned to Lagos and ever had reason to be in Abuja, it became an abomination for me not to stay at his house during my stay. He would make sure he took care of my itinerary from arrival to departure.

Your life is indeed a source of inspiration to me and `I always admired your business acumen and indeed learnt a lot from our interactions, You were indeed a rare gem and I thank God indeed for your life well lived.

I can't believe I'll visit Abuja and not see you again. I'll miss you so much dear Uncle and Friend.
My prayer is that your gentle and beautiful soul rest in perfect peace In Jesus name. Amen.
Biodun & Shade Jaji from Lagos, Nigeria wrote on July 20, 2020 at 8:50 am:
It is with immense pleasure to record these few remarks about our dear Egbon, Professor Lovett Lawson, who was one of the most respected members of the Lawson family. An enviable personality, Mr Lovett Lawson was a family man engulfed with resourcefulness determined to help his immediate and extended family with a genuine responsiveness to the needs of others. But... Read more
It is with immense pleasure to record these few remarks about our dear Egbon, Professor Lovett Lawson, who was one of the most respected members of the Lawson family. An enviable personality, Mr Lovett Lawson was a family man engulfed with resourcefulness determined to help his immediate and extended family with a genuine responsiveness to the needs of others. But first let us give praise and gratitude to the Almighty God for the life and times of Professor Lovett Lawson, especially for a life well spent.
It is therefore with intense gratitude to Almighty God that Professor Lawson was endowed with the blessings of God throughout his life – brilliant intellect; great career; first class hospital and successful retirement; good health, blessed wealth; happy marriage; good children; grandchildren, good golfer and much more - and so despite this sudden passing on, why will we not celebrate the good life of a great man. Professor Lovett Lawson was a good man who will be sorely missed especially his family, the Abuja, Lagos, Togo and Global friends.
We are sure that so many Friends, Family, Associates will celebrate the life of our dear Professor Lawson because he was a very humble and sociable man who loved giving, caring for people, entertaining, joking and always welcomed his guests with a warm smile whilst making them feel special in his own unique way.
It is a great privilege to be able to say a few words of appreciation about this extraordinary, kind and gentle man. We remember with great nostalgia and deep appreciation when he graciously invited me (Biodun) into his home and subsequently cared for me in his hospital. He was the Founder and Chairman, Board of Directors, Zankli Medical Centre, Abuja – one of the best hospitals in Abuja built from scratch by the passion, dedication and professionalism of the late Professor Lovett Lawson.
We join Members of the Lawson family to give thanks to God for the celebration of the glorious life and career of a great man, a sage, a medical guru, a leader of men, an innovator, a developer, a thinker, a socialite, a sportsman and a man of God. Professor Lovett Lawson was a good Brother, Husband, Dad, Granddad, Family man, Uncle, Egbon, People’s Friend and much more, so what a loss but God knows best.
May God grant him eternal rest and may He grant his family the fortitude to bear this sudden loss. Aamin.
Adieu Uncle Lovett, Adieu Professor Lovett Lawson.
Dayo Dawodu from USofA wrote on July 20, 2020 at 6:21 am:
LOVETT: an AMAZING PURPOSE FILLED EARTHLY JOURNEY Deepest sympathies to Dr Mrs Funke Lawson and Family I'll definite cherish memories from teen age years at SuruLere, Igbobi College, and College of Medicine. Despite the distance in Adult years, always in contact. Your iphone text message on Saturday July 11....very brief is a treasure. On Monday July 13 you passed on... Read more
LOVETT: an AMAZING PURPOSE FILLED EARTHLY JOURNEY
Deepest sympathies to Dr Mrs Funke Lawson and Family
I'll definite cherish memories from teen age years at SuruLere, Igbobi College, and College of Medicine. Despite the distance in Adult years, always in contact. Your iphone text message on Saturday July 11....very brief is a treasure. On Monday July 13 you passed on to GLORY. It's quite painful
REST PEACEFUL IN THE LORD
Daniel Gemechu Datiko from Ethiopia wrote on July 20, 2020 at 5:18 am:
For the times I was privileged to encounter you, it was amazingly enlightening, interesting, and full of sharing lots of practical life and professional experience ; having a colleague like you and knowing your contribution to the public health and specifically leading TB work lecturer makes you absolutely unique - in humility, friendliness and professionalism. Really you were a outstanding... Read more
For the times I was privileged to encounter you, it was amazingly enlightening, interesting, and full of sharing lots of practical life and professional experience ; having a colleague like you and knowing your contribution to the public health and specifically leading TB work lecturer makes you absolutely unique - in humility, friendliness and professionalism. Really you were a outstanding and will be missed by your family, friends and colleagues, more importantly by those who need your service. Rest in peace in heavenly places, Dr. Sir Lovett Lawson.
Ikwo from Ekpo wrote on July 20, 2020 at 2:01 am:
Death does have its sting, to have taken you away at this time, during the pandemic, when Nigeria and the world needs you most! What a devastating loss. Anyway, you came, you did your bit and used your God given talent to make the world a better place for all of us. You were an extrovert, kind, generous, engaging and... Read more
Death does have its sting, to have taken you away at this time, during the pandemic, when Nigeria and the world needs you most! What a devastating
loss. Anyway, you came, you did your bit and used your God given talent to make the world a better place for all of us. You were an extrovert, kind, generous, engaging and always reaching out to everyone. We are lucky to have had you in our lives. You will be truly missed.
Vince Ikenna Ogbudibe from Calgary, Canada wrote on July 19, 2020 at 11:01 pm:
It's often said when you play a round of golf with a man, you can tell the strength of his character. How so true that was with you Dr. Lovett! No pretence to expectation, where the engagement fulfills You were an amiable gentleman, humble, considerate, passionate, forthright and well spirited individual. We see not what the future holds, yet we... Read more
It's often said when you play a round of golf with a man, you can tell the strength of his character.

How so true that was with you Dr. Lovett! No pretence to expectation, where the engagement fulfills

You were an amiable gentleman, humble, considerate, passionate, forthright and well spirited individual.

We see not what the future holds, yet we dare hope audaciously. The kids, Ada and I are saddened by your unexpected transition but remain confident that in the end, the seed would determine the tree.

God must have a special place for a committed professional and someone as nice as you.

May he grant your soul eternal rest and give your wife, Funke and the rest of the family the strength needed at this difficult time.

Adieu Docky!
Helen & Stephen Obaro from Omaha. NE. USA wrote on July 19, 2020 at 9:51 pm:
Death is a constant companion, a shadowy hunter that wields its cudgel at its whims. It is the debt we all must pay for having lived. But why now, and must it have been this way? The good Lord knows best! You served humanity with humility and candor. You were always an encouragement to the younger ones in your profession.... Read more
Death is a constant companion, a shadowy hunter that wields its cudgel at its whims. It is the debt we all must pay for having lived. But why now, and must it have been this way? The good Lord knows best!

You served humanity with humility and candor. You were always an encouragement to the younger ones in your profession. Your aspiration for excellence motivated further academic training, after you were an accomplished private practitioner for several years, pursued a PhD and rapidly became a national and international expert in the field of tuberculosis. Your achievements, kindness and generosity have gently propelled many younger colleagues in the field. You made an indelible impact in pediatric research program in Nigeria when in 2007 you graciously provided lab space at Zankli Medical Center for the pilot study on bacteremic syndromes in young Nigerian children. This was soon followed by other landmark studies including population based screening of young children for sickle cell disease and many more.
You will be greatly missed by us all, but most of all, by your wife and children, for whom we continue to pray for God’s comfort, solace and strength.
Herbert A B Coker from Lagos wrote on July 19, 2020 at 7:37 pm:
Lovet, we are so sorry to leearn of this untimely transition to the bosom of our lord Jesus Christ , I started knowing you as far back as 1958 in Lagos Quite a lovely , forthright and courageous character ,and rather friendly with all around him. A pleasant medical officer and a gentleman . I shall continue to remember you... Read more
Lovet, we are so sorry to leearn of this untimely transition to the bosom
of our lord Jesus Christ , I started knowing you as far back as 1958 in Lagos Quite a lovely , forthright and courageous character ,and rather friendly with all around him. A pleasant medical officer and a gentleman . I shall continue to remember you for your christian disposition and immence sevices to mankind.
Need I mention your contributions to sports and the NCF z?
Eternal and blissful rest grant unto Lovets humble soul O Lord
Endow Funke, the children, relations and close friends the fortitude to bear this loss. Amen

Herbert Coker, Ph. D
Kenny Shobamowo from Kenny wrote on July 19, 2020 at 7:28 pm:
I find it difficult and painful to write this tribute in memory and honour of my friend, class mate and inlaw, Professor Lovett Lawson.(aka Lovey)Lovey was not only an illustrious Nigerian,he was also a noble Nigerian,an Igbobian per excellence. The following traits in his character made him unique:An affable gentleman, humble,warm, charming,kind, generous, compassionate,a devoted Christian.He was passionate and commited... Read more
I find it difficult and painful to write this tribute in memory and honour of my friend, class mate and inlaw, Professor Lovett Lawson.(aka Lovey)Lovey was not only an illustrious Nigerian,he was also a noble Nigerian,an Igbobian per excellence.
The following traits in his character made him unique:An affable gentleman, humble,warm, charming,kind, generous, compassionate,a devoted Christian.He was passionate and commited to his medical profession and practice.
Lovey was a good sports man who played football,polo and golf.He loved hosting his friends, colleagues , family and extended family.Lovey, you will forever be in our hearts.May the Lord grant your gentle soul eternal life and may light perpetual shine on you.May the Lord bless and keep your family and may Lovey,s memory remain blessed in Jesus name.AMEN.Kenny Sobamowo Esq.
Augustine Arokoyo from Abuja wrote on July 19, 2020 at 7:13 pm:
On entering Prof. Lovett Lawson's house in Abuja, one will find atop a giant Piano on the left hand side, a conspicuous inscription about the family: "LOVING, CARING and LAUGHING". That is precisely who the Lawsons are. Professor Lawson epitomised all those virtues. He gave his life caring for the sick. Your love for God and for humanity remains a... Read more
On entering Prof. Lovett Lawson's house in Abuja, one will find atop a giant Piano on the left hand side, a conspicuous inscription about the family: "LOVING, CARING and LAUGHING". That is precisely who the Lawsons are. Professor Lawson epitomised all those virtues. He gave his life caring for the sick. Your love for God and for humanity remains a shining example to all. Although you have gone to rest, your legacy for hardwork, love and care for humanity will forever remain indelible in our minds. Glowing testimonies and encomiums have been showered upon you since your demise. What else can we pray for while on earth? We thank God for your life. We are proud to be part of your family. Good night ''Daddy Daddy". Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord. Adieu. - Augustine & Theresa Arokoyo (in-law )
Lanre Johnson from Lagos Nigeria wrote on July 19, 2020 at 7:08 pm:
I have memories of a smiling and always calm Uncle Lovett. I was always welcome to visit when I lived in Abuja. I saw in Uncle Lovett the rewards of being steadfast and dedicated to whatever cause one chooses to pursue. His passing on leaves a void that will never be filled but the memories of him left behind will... Read more
I have memories of a smiling and always calm Uncle Lovett.

I was always welcome to visit when I lived in Abuja.
I saw in Uncle Lovett the rewards of being steadfast and dedicated to whatever cause one chooses to pursue.
His passing on leaves a void that will never be filled but the memories of him left behind will help all his loved ones carry on the journey.

My deepest condolences to Auntie and the Boys as well as to his siblings
Makua Igbokwe from Toronto, Canada wrote on July 19, 2020 at 4:57 pm:
Dear Tope, We received with shock and great sadness, the news of the passing of your dear father and mentor, Prof. Dr. Lovett Lawson. We met and knew him as a very strong, jovial, warm, adoring, peaceful and caring person over the course of your 30th Birthday and the festivities of your wedding to Joke. You would also talk about... Read more
Dear Tope,

We received with shock and great sadness, the news of the passing of your dear father and mentor, Prof. Dr. Lovett Lawson.
We met and knew him as a very strong, jovial, warm, adoring, peaceful and caring person over the course of your 30th Birthday and the festivities of your wedding to Joke. You would also talk about him at every given opportunity and describe his persona with so much glee, delight and admiration.
Professor Lawson wore many hats, most of which he played key roles in and none of them suffered neglect least of all his role to his family; he adored his wife and was extremely proud of his boys and would express this anywhere and anytime. He was very time conscious and disciplined. His workers and staff were like family to him and not to forget his Methodist Church family. Even with his busy schedule, he would find time to unwind and have a little fun every now and then. He was the life of the party.
We are grateful to God for lending us an angel in human form and we believe that his legacy passed to his children and shall be passed to grandchildren and so on as a befitting and natural memorial of him.
To our Brother and Friend Tope, accept our heartfelt condolence. Take solace in the fact that you learnt how to be an amazing Husband, Father, Friend and Boss from the best there was and that you imbibed all his attributes. We join you in bidding him farewell and pray to God Almighty to give you, your mum, siblings, wife and other relations the fortitude to bear this loss.

May our good and loving God grant him eternal rest and peace. Amen!

SIGNED: Makua Igbokwe and Titilope Osho
SIR & LADY BOYE OYEWANDE from ABUJA wrote on July 19, 2020 at 4:42 pm:
TRIBUTE TO LATE SIR, GUILDER, PROFESSOR LOVETT LAWSON From Sir & Lady Boye Oyewande A great man of God that served God and humanity with everything that God blessed him with. A philanthropist and a humble man to the core. Professor Lawson is an unassuming man, and a developer of human capital. He is also a lover of the youth;... Read more
TRIBUTE TO LATE SIR, GUILDER, PROFESSOR LOVETT LAWSON
From Sir & Lady Boye Oyewande

A great man of God that served God and humanity with everything that God blessed him with. A philanthropist and a humble man to the core.
Professor Lawson is an unassuming man, and a developer of human capital. He is also a lover of the youth; He took time to train a large number of youths in his employ at his hospital – Zankli –, medical and non-medical alike.
Methodist Church Nigeria will miss his professional medical advice. We recall when he advised the church about the use of individual, small cups in order to avoid the transmission of communicable diseases. His medical lectures to the church remain indelible and that on Coronavirus is still fresh in our minds.
What about his readiness to treat members who are ill at his hospital at a discount? Your financial support to the church and its members will be forever missed.
A very sad and painful loss to the entire Methodist family and the medical community.
May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen!!!
Busola Adeyeri wrote on July 19, 2020 at 4:42 pm:
Rest in Heavenly peace Daddy Lawson. Thank you for your service, for your commitment and your courage to save lives. You did great with your time here on this earth. “Goodnight sweet prince and may flights of angels sing to thy rest“. You are surely missed. 🙏🏿❤️
Rest in Heavenly peace Daddy Lawson. Thank you for your service, for your commitment and your courage to save lives. You did great with your time here on this earth. “Goodnight sweet prince and may flights of angels sing to thy rest“. You are surely missed. 🙏🏿❤️
Gbenga & Adaku wrote on July 19, 2020 at 3:40 pm:
He was Love, he loved and was loved by all and his name LOVEtt was love. His legacies of unconditional kindness, care and transparent true love will live in our hearts forever. Surely the heavens have gained a Saint. Rest In Peace Uncle Lovett.
He was Love, he loved and was loved by all and his name LOVEtt was love. His legacies of unconditional kindness, care and transparent true love will live in our hearts forever. Surely the heavens have gained a Saint. Rest In Peace Uncle Lovett.
Agmadalo Umoru(Pharmacist) from Abuja wrote on July 19, 2020 at 1:52 pm:
I never met you personally but your testimony is godly. May you continue to be with Lord..
I never met you personally but your testimony is godly. May you continue to be with Lord..
MK Badamasuiy from Abuja wrote on July 19, 2020 at 1:52 pm:
It is indeed a difficult assignment to write a tribute to such an enigma because one does not know where to start from. We have truly lost a complete gentleman and unassuming senior fellow. The Badamasuiy and Lawson's families have been close for so many years. We celebrated so many milestones together and we thank God that our paths crossed.... Read more
It is indeed a difficult assignment to write a tribute to such an enigma because one does not know where to start from. We have truly lost a complete gentleman and unassuming senior fellow. The Badamasuiy and Lawson's families have been close for so many years. We celebrated so many milestones together and we thank God that our paths crossed. Dr Lovett Lawson was an inspiration and a counselor to our children and we can't believe we just lost all of that at a go. Our friend, our brother, a mentor to our children and so much more. We pray that God gives the family the strength and fortitude to bear the irreparable loss and huge vacuum.
Sir(Dr) & Lady Lawrence Nsa from Abuja wrote on July 19, 2020 at 1:47 pm:
Tribute to my friend, Sir Prof Lovett Lawson, KJW Dear Prof, for all the years I have known you, you remained a loyal and good friend. Your passing came as a shock to me but i am consoled knowing that you’re in a good place. You will be greatly missed. Rest on dear friend.
Tribute to my friend, Sir Prof Lovett Lawson, KJW

Dear Prof, for all the years I have known you, you remained a loyal and good friend. Your passing came as a shock to me but i am consoled knowing that you’re in a good place. You will be greatly missed. Rest on dear friend.
Sir David Olatunji Fadairo KJW from Abuja Archdiocesan Lay President, MCN wrote on July 19, 2020 at 1:11 pm:
GOODNIGHT MY DEPENDABLE EGBON (TRIBUTE TO SIR PROF LOVETT LAWSON) The day the sad news of your passage into glory was broken to me, the word that dropped into my heart is from Isaiah 57: 1 – 2. “The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away and no one understands that the righteous... Read more
GOODNIGHT MY DEPENDABLE EGBON
(TRIBUTE TO SIR PROF LOVETT LAWSON)
The day the sad news of your passage into glory was broken to me, the word that dropped into my heart is from Isaiah 57: 1 – 2.
“The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart;
the devout are taken away and no one understands
that the righteous are taken away to be spared from
evil.”
Though thrown into a state of shock by the news, yet I was consoled by the truth of that scripture that God took you so you may be spared from evil.
Since the day our paths crossed, you had made my burden, yours, and my issues your concern. I understand and know, others have the same impression about you, though mine, much more. When I passed through a life threatening trauma in October, 2017, you stood by me and would not leave the hospital until when I had a successful skull surgery and wheeled out of the theater late that night. In point of fact, my wife informed how instrumental you were, to the expedition of the surgery that night. I understand you impressed on the surgeon, a professional colleague of yours, I must not be allowed to die. Ironically, when death came seeking to snatch you away, we, whom you so much lavished compassion and care on, never had the opportunity to intercede on your behalf.
Your demise has deprived your family (immediate and enlarged), the church as well as humanity, the services and love of an erudite scholar and teacher, a humane, compassionate and caring medical practitioner as well as godly and righteous person, like you.
Your demise is a personal loss to my family and I. even as I am writing this tribute I have misty eyes. Our consolation however lies in the fact that you lived a fulfilled life. You emptied yourself for humanity and Christ shall grant you a peaceful repose in His bosom.
Your family shall miss you. The church shall miss you. We, your friends shall miss you. Humanity shall miss you. We shall however re-unite on resurrection morning when we shall meet to part no more.
Egbon, Sir Prof Lovett Lawson, Goodnight until resurrection morning.

SIR DAVID OLATUNJI FADAIRO KJW
Fikayo Taiwo from Colchester wrote on July 19, 2020 at 1:04 pm:
Oh, Uncle Lovett! Since I got to properly know you, it felt like I gained a second dad. When I moved to Abuja for law school, my dad said to me 'just call him if you need anything.' I hesitated but eventually did and I do not regret it one bit! You never failed to deliver. You looked out for... Read more
Oh, Uncle Lovett! Since I got to properly know you, it felt like I gained a second dad. When I moved to Abuja for law school, my dad said to me 'just call him if you need anything.' I hesitated but eventually did and I do not regret it one bit! You never failed to deliver. You looked out for me at every point in time, even staying up super late to ensure I got picked up from the airport many-a-times my flights were delayed. I practically had a room at your beautiful home whenever I had any reason to visit/work in Abuja. (I have so many mirror pictures in that bathroom!) I woke up this morning and Snapchat reminded me of a picture we took together this day four years ago when you invited me to see the house in Lekki. I went searching and I found more of us in Liverpool when you demanded a visit because you thought I needed a break from school; as per 'Fikayo, your brain is too hot. Relax!' And I said to you, 'sir, you're still studying so who am I?' I was amazed by your quest for sustained excellence and joked about wanting to be like you when I grow up lol. You took me like a loving father would take a daughter and we constantly joked about when I'd bring 'him' so we could tie gele. I'm saddened I couldn't do that for you before you left. It still feels surreal, but I trust you’re with the Lord in paradise. I’m so grateful to have known you. Till we meet to part no more, rest well Prof
TOGBE AHOUAWOTO SAVADO ZANKLI LAWSON VIII,roi d'Aného from PALAIS ROYAL LOLAN ANEHO TOGO wrote on July 19, 2020 at 12:59 pm:
C’est avec une grande tristesse et un profond étonnement que j’ai appris la soudaine et cruelle disparition de notre bien aimé Prince Lovett LAWSON TYCHUS. Les mots me manquent pour exprimer ma douleur en ce moment pénible pour la famille TYCHUS et pour la Grande famille Royale LAWSON toute entière. Prince Lovett LAWSON TYCHUS est la lumière renaissante pour le... Read more
C’est avec une grande tristesse et un profond étonnement que j’ai appris la soudaine et cruelle disparition de notre bien aimé Prince Lovett LAWSON TYCHUS. Les mots me manquent pour exprimer ma douleur en ce moment pénible pour la famille TYCHUS et pour la Grande famille Royale LAWSON toute entière.
Prince Lovett LAWSON TYCHUS est la lumière renaissante pour le palais royal Lolan et le repère éclatant pour la jeunesse LAWSON surtout pour nos cousines et cousins restés loin de la terre qui a vu naitre nos ancêtres. Son amour et son dévouement pour la cause de Lolan nous manqueront. Il s’est personnellement investi sans limite pour le rayonnement de la famille. Je l’ai noté à plus d’un titre lors de mes visites à Lagos et Abuja sur son invitation à l’occasion des cérémonies de ses enfants. Pour Prince Lovett LAWSON TYCHUS, Lolan mérite d’être auréolé de grandeur et de reconnaissance et il s’est engagé avec ses cousins, cousines et les bonnes volontés pour porter sur les fonts baptismaux ZANKLI FUND. Les travaux de rénovation entrepris par ZANKLI FUND au sein du Palais Lolan sont le témoignage le plus éloquent de la haute portée de sa vision.
Prince Lovett LAWSON TYCHUS est parti pour le Grand voyage à la profonde surprise de nous tous. En atteignant sa demeure Eternelle, Notre Père céleste saura essuyer nos larmes et panser les profondes blessures que sa disparition nous a infligées.
Prince Lovett LAWSON TYCHUS, tu demeureras la Grande Lumière parmi les indestructibles. Ton souvenir restera vivace en nous et sera notre engagement pour nous relever.
Repose en Paix Très cher professeur Prince Lovett LAWSON TYCHUS.
Togbé AHOUAWOTO SAVADO ZANKLI LAWSON VIII, Roi de la ville d’Anécho
RT REV (DR) & MRS SUNDAY OLUYEMISI OGUNLERE from MCN DIOCESE OF LAGOS WEST wrote on July 19, 2020 at 12:09 pm:
TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR LOVETT LAWSON: THE EXIT OF A COMMITTED FRIEND AND BROTHER-IN-CHRIST What shall we say unto the Lord? But are we even permitted to question our All-knowing Creator and His Omnipotence? However, in moments of deep grief and sadness over the loss of very dear ones, especially those who had been exceptionally wonderful in their godliness, humanness and... Read more
TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR LOVETT LAWSON: THE EXIT OF A COMMITTED FRIEND AND BROTHER-IN-CHRIST
What shall we say unto the Lord?
But are we even permitted to question our All-knowing Creator and His Omnipotence? However, in moments of deep grief and sadness over the loss of very dear ones, especially those who had been exceptionally wonderful in their godliness, humanness and care for others, such as the departed Professor Sir Lovett Lawson, we are tempted to ask the question: “Why now?”
Indeed, our sense of loss is so great at this moment that we even say that it was too early for Sir Lovett to be called home now, as if we are ungrateful to God who had bestowed on him a life fully well spent in the service to God and humanity. The truth, however, is that we are thankful to God for His Grace and blessings on the life of His servant, Sir Lovett Lawson.
Professor Lawson was a man who spent and was spent to make life worth living for whoever crossed his path while he was with us on this plane of existence. He was an open minded man who went to any length to make life easy and enjoyable for everyone.
Sir Lovett Lawson took his profession of medicine as a “calling” from God. He cared with an extraordinary passion and empathy for his clients up till his last moments on earth.
He was a loving, humorous, dedicated and committed husband, father and grandfather to his dear wife Lady Dr Olufunke Lawson, the children and their families. He was a man always filled with hope who never gave a chance for dull moments in his exemplary life.
He was very accommodating and never hesitated to lavish warm hospitality on family, friends and well wishers. He made his Abuja residence “home away from home” for my wife and I. He also literally opened the doors to many countries for me.
A man passionately committed to God’s work and who made his resources, energy and time available for the development and progress of the Church of God, Sir Lawson as well as his wife were one of the pillars and foundation members of Wesley Cathedral Abuja. A Knight of John Wesley, he was a cheerful giver who loved and cared for ministers of God by giving them free medical care in his Zankli Medical Centre in Abuja.
With Sir Lovett’s painful passage in the line of duty, the world has lost a highly accomplished medical doctor and scholar whose contributions to the advancement of knowledge in his chosen field was globally acknowledged. He would be greatly missed by all.
We would love to use this medium to convey our heartfelt condolence to Lady Dr. Olufunke Lawson, the children and the entire Lawson Family at home and abroad.
We pray that the Almighty God will grant you all the strength, courage, His direction, guidance and comfort during this period and beyond. (Amen)

Rt Rev Dr & Mrs Sunday Oluyemisi Ogunlere
Nggada Benjamin from wuye wrote on July 19, 2020 at 11:21 am:
Professor Lovett Lawson was the embodiment of Love itself. He was very welcoming and hospitable to people of all ages. He was very open minded and a true description of what a Christian should be. May his soul rest in perfect peace.
Professor Lovett Lawson was the embodiment of Love itself. He was very welcoming and hospitable to people of all ages. He was very open minded and a true description of what a Christian should be. May his soul rest in perfect peace.
Jokotola Adebiyi from Joko Adebiyi wrote on July 19, 2020 at 10:19 am:
From the day my Sister Derin married Femi, it was like I had a new Abuja family, I was always felt welcomed like a daughter. Every Abuja trip I would come and visit you and Aunty Funke and I always looked forward to seeing both of you as you were warm, kind and happy to see me, you were a... Read more
From the day my Sister Derin married Femi, it was like I had a new Abuja family, I was always felt welcomed like a daughter. Every Abuja trip I would come and visit you and Aunty Funke and I always looked forward to seeing both of you as you were warm, kind and happy to see me, you were a special person that brought joy to all around you. A light has gone out of our lives but we will try and remember the happy memories and legacy you left behind. This is a loss indeed, may you rest in perfect peace. For the Lawson family wishing you courage to face the days ahead, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
ETIENNE LATE LAWSON SAVADO from HANOUKOPE LOME wrote on July 19, 2020 at 9:47 am:
c'est avec une grande tristesse que la mauvaise nouvelle nous est parvenue. Le palais Lolan vient de perdre un monument. Professeur, je ne t'ai pas connu physiquement mais j'ai beaucoup lu sur toi en 2009 lorsque j'ai découvert dans mes recherches ZANKLI HOSPITAL OF ABUJA. J'étais tellement fier de toi. J'ai toujours rêvé de te croiser un jour jusqu'au jour... Read more
c'est avec une grande tristesse que la mauvaise nouvelle nous est parvenue. Le palais Lolan vient de perdre un monument.
Professeur, je ne t'ai pas connu physiquement mais j'ai beaucoup lu sur toi en 2009 lorsque j'ai découvert dans mes recherches ZANKLI HOSPITAL OF ABUJA.
J'étais tellement fier de toi. J'ai toujours rêvé de te croiser un jour jusqu'au jour j'ai appris sur la page Facebook d'une cousine ta disparition. Mais ma foi me permet de te croiser un jour auprès du PERE.
Sur le seuil de sa maison notre père t'attend et les bras de Dieu s'ouvriront pour toi.
Adieu Professeur, Adieu Prince , là où tu vas ne nous oublie pas.
REQUIEMCANT IN PACE AMEN!
ELSIE from France wrote on July 19, 2020 at 9:32 am:
Chaque fois que j'essaie de traduire ce que je ressens les mots me manquent. Je suis sidérée, et déstabilisée par ce départ inattendu de notre cousin Teyi Lovett. La dernière fois qu'on s'était vu , c'était il y a environ 8 ans. Il ressemblait trait pour trait à Babami Qu'elle était ma joie de le revoir et surtout de constater... Read more
Chaque fois que j'essaie de traduire ce que je ressens les mots me manquent. Je suis sidérée, et déstabilisée par ce départ inattendu de notre cousin Teyi Lovett.
La dernière fois qu'on s'était vu , c'était il y a environ 8 ans. Il ressemblait trait pour trait à Babami Qu'elle était ma joie de le revoir et surtout de constater qu'il était resté égal à
Lui même , taquin , moqueur , riant aux éclats
Je regrette de n'avoir pas su saisir ce moment exceptionnel en vidéo
Seigneur , nous te prions , d'envelopper Lovett de ton manteau d'amour et de lui donner la paix à tes côtés et à tous ceux qui pleurent , qui souffrent , donne l'esprit d'abandon pour accepter les choses qu'on ne peut pas changer
Aurevoir cousin Lovett Teyi , ta joie, ton sourire ta simplicité sècheront nos larmes Elsie
Sir Steve Omojafor from Lagos wrote on July 19, 2020 at 9:27 am:
Dear Lovito, you lived for man and humanity and your smiles and friendship were never tainted. You were always there for friends and family anytime we came calling. We surely love you, but God loves you best. May your soul repose peacefully in the bosom of the Lord. And may the Lord grant 'Funke and the family the strength and... Read more
Dear Lovito, you lived for man and humanity and your smiles and friendship were never tainted. You were always there for friends and family anytime we came calling. We surely love you, but God loves you best. May your soul repose peacefully in the bosom of the Lord. And may the Lord grant 'Funke and the family the strength and fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. Fare the well. Omo Jesu.
Ola Nene Okike from Abuja wrote on July 19, 2020 at 9:23 am:
For those who live for others, there's then no death for death can't destroy your good work and love which endures forever. Forever in God you live... Forever in Love you dwell!
For those who live for others, there's then no death for death can't destroy your good work and love which endures forever. Forever in God you live... Forever in Love you dwell!
Tobi Emmanuel from T.E VENTURE ABUJA wrote on July 19, 2020 at 7:01 am:
My heart bleed when I had the passing on of an icon a man who have every one in mind I discribe him as a man with golden heart with shot Time I came across you, you change my life to good on behalf of me and my family we pray that God will comfort your family you Left behind... Read more
My heart bleed when I had the passing on of an icon a man who have every one in mind I discribe him as a man with golden heart with shot Time I came across you, you change my life to good on behalf of me and my family we pray that God will comfort your family you Left behind and all of us may your soul continue to rest in eternal rest 🙏
Dr. Abiola Tilley Gyado wrote on July 19, 2020 at 4:33 am:
Dear Latevi to say I’m numbed by your departure would be an understatement. Even as we seldom saw you were a brother and friend that we both knew were dependably in each other’s thoughts. All I can say now is to ask The Almighty Lord to forgive your humanly errors and grant you eternal life in His Jannah
Dear Latevi to say I’m numbed by your departure would be an understatement. Even as we seldom saw you were a brother and friend that we both knew were dependably in each other’s thoughts. All I can say now is to ask The Almighty Lord to forgive your humanly errors and grant you eternal life in His Jannah
Methodist Church Nigeria, Archdiocese of Abuja, Men's Fellowship from Methodist Archdiocese of Abuja, Men's Fellowship wrote on July 18, 2020 at 11:27 pm:
TRIBUTE TO LATE SIR PROF LOVETT LATEVI LAWSON (KJW) He started his career in the medical field and grew to became a renowned Professor of medicine. He was in the forefront of health practitioners who rose to the challenge of saving mankind from death causing diseases in his generation. He risked his life for others. Our beloved brother, father, grandfather,... Read more
TRIBUTE TO LATE SIR PROF LOVETT LATEVI LAWSON (KJW)

He started his career in the medical field and grew to became a renowned Professor of medicine. He was in the forefront of health practitioners who rose to the challenge of saving mankind from death causing diseases in his generation. He risked his life for others. Our beloved brother, father, grandfather, friend and colleague, Sir Prof Lovett Lawson stood for humanity before he was called home on Monday 13th July 2020.
Just like in the medical field, he was a devoted christian, a crusader of evangelism and a strong pillar of support to the spiritual growth of the Men's Fellowship in the Archdiocese of Abuja and across the Conference area of Methodist Church Nigeria.
We remain encouraged by his calm and exemplary temperament as well as his purposeful leadership in the church. We loved and shall continue to miss him but God loves him most. May God grant the family, church, nation, friends, and colleagues the fortitude to bear this loss.
On behalf of the National President and all Members of the Men's Fellowship in Methodist Church Nigeria, we express our heartfelt condolences to Lady Dr. Juliana Olufunke Lawson, and the entire family on the loss of our beloved brother. The good Lord shall comfort us all. May his soul rest in perfect peace in the bossom of the Lord, Amen.

SIR (AVM) KAYODE BECKLEY (RTD) KJW
PRESIDENT, MEN'S FELLOWSHIP, ARCHDIOCESE OF ABUJA

BRO LEKIA NWIWURE
SECRETARY, MEN'S FELLOWSHIP, ARCHDIOCESE OF ABUJA
Dr Mrs Uduak Essen from Abuja wrote on July 18, 2020 at 11:16 pm:
The news of your death was quite shocking and unnerving. You were not only my boss, you were like my Dad. You cleared the Public Health path for me, and made it look easy and ordinary. You believed in me and gave me opportunities to show case and harness my latent talents. Excellence was your mantra and that rubbed off... Read more
The news of your death was quite shocking and unnerving.

You were not only my boss, you were like my Dad.
You cleared the Public Health path for me, and made it look easy and ordinary.

You believed in me and gave me opportunities to show case and harness my latent talents. Excellence was your mantra and that rubbed off on me as I strove to put in extra effort in anything I did and still do.

Thank you for all you were to me and my family.
We will miss you greatly!! This exit is very painful.

Rest in peace my boss!
Dr Titilola Akingbogun from Zankli Medical Centre wrote on July 18, 2020 at 11:05 pm:
I remember the day I walked into Zankli Hospital premises asking to see the CMD and was ushered into his office and behold was this gregarious man who welcomed me heartily. I told him that I was relocating to Abuja and was job hunting. We talked for a bit and he asked for my specialty and I said Anaesthesia and... Read more
I remember the day I walked into Zankli Hospital premises asking to see the CMD and was ushered into his office and behold was this gregarious man who welcomed me heartily. I told him that I was relocating to Abuja and was job hunting. We talked for a bit and he asked for my specialty and I said Anaesthesia and boom!!!.....he said ‘I think you have the job’........just like that! He called his secretary to show me the theatre and take me to see Dr Mrs Lawson and so my 15 years of knowing and working with him and the rest of The Zankli Family began.

Professor Lawson was such an amazing person to work with.....extremely amazing!!! A very wonderful boss with a beautiful soul inside out. I have always felt at home with him and his wonderful wife Dr Funke Lawson who had been the constant pillar behind this man. He valued responsible and dutiful staff and God blessed him with such. He expected some respect, commitment and trust from staff which he got and never failed to show his appreciation for this.
He and his wife were a wonderful couple and both displayed beautiful family values worthy of emulation.
Prof Lawson loved God dearly and sincerely. His entire life was lived according to the summary of God’s laws: love the LORD with all your heart, soul and strength and love your neighbor as yourself.

His life desire was to have a medical practice 2nd to none in this Abuja. He was always talking about taking Zankli Hospital to the next level. And when we thought we had gotten there, basking in that glory was only for a while, and behold he’s thinking of the next level of achievements again.

His love and kind heartedness as a boss was unparalleled. He rejoiced with us all both in action and materially and was waiting to navigate the cross roads with us as needed. He never left us alone at our domestic fronts. He always said that Zankli is a family and he behaved as such. Our joys and pains he bore with us.....this I speak for myself in particular and for many others.

He loved to be a well of knowledge...a resource fellow and this led him to continue studying. He went to University of Liverpool for his Masters and PhD after establishing and nurturing Zankli Medical Centre to a very envious standing.....what many would have been satisfied with. He became guru of Clinical TB....a Professor of Infectious Diseases.He devoted a great deal of his time, energy and resources to medical research particularly in TB eradication. He became a professor in 2014 and took up lecturing at Bingham University till be retired at the age of 70 in 2018.
He came back to Zankli Hospital, think tanking and trouble shooting with us until he passed on to glory on the 13th of July 2020

Prof Lawson loved life and enjoyed himself thoroughly. He loved partying and hosted numerous ones. He would dance the night away at these parties both in his house and at many Zankli Christmas parties. He must have the microphone to sing his favorite songs ‘Oni dodo oni moinmoim’ and ‘Omo pupa o, omo pupa l’emi nfe’. (that was a song for his sweetheart Funke Lawson). There was always plenty to eat and drink.......super super parties!!!!

We bless GOD for his exemplary life of service, a channel of blessing to numerous people, an extraordinary giver and a humane soul.
He has fought the good fight, finished his race and now a crown of glory awaits him in heaven.

You have left us a huge legacy and you will remain unforgettable.
You lived a life of love and laughter.
GOD will strengthen your wife Dr Funke Lawson, children, grandchildren and your siblings and the entire extended family and Zankli Hospital Family too.

Rest in the bosom of the LORD, your creator.
Good night Boss.........good night till we meet at JESUS feet.

Dr Titilola Akingbogun
Zankli Medical Centre.
Mary-Anne Aipoh-Ikoku wrote on July 18, 2020 at 10:40 pm:
Yours was a golden heart, Doc. You were a good man with a brilliant mind. You will always remain in our hearts - remembered and greatly missed. From Mary-Anne, Alvin, Kyrian and Michael.
Yours was a golden heart, Doc.
You were a good man with a brilliant mind.
You will always remain in our hearts - remembered and greatly missed.

From Mary-Anne, Alvin, Kyrian and Michael.
Assaba Brenner nee Byll from Lomé wrote on July 18, 2020 at 10:33 pm:
Tantie Essy m’apris la mort foudrouillante de Lovette. Toutes mes condoleánces à la famille epleuree. Paix à son ame
Tantie Essy m’apris la mort foudrouillante de Lovette. Toutes mes condoleánces à la famille epleuree. Paix à son ame
Dr Mba Ebele from FMC, JABI, ABUJA wrote on July 18, 2020 at 10:17 pm:
For the short time I have known you, I can testify that the medical profession has indeed lost a rare gem! You were a good man with a very LARGE heart, an unassumingly committed Christian father with awesome dedication to family. A man full of godly wisdom and an elder worthy of emulation. Thank you for your wise counsel! You... Read more
For the short time I have known you, I can testify that the medical profession has indeed lost a rare gem! You were a good man with a very LARGE heart, an unassumingly committed Christian father with awesome dedication to family. A man full of godly wisdom and an elder worthy of emulation.
Thank you for your wise counsel!
You will always be remembered and alive forever in the hearts of those whose lives you have touched!
Rest in perfect peace with the LORD!
Okechukwu Gilbert and Adaora from Okechukwu AA & Family wrote on July 18, 2020 at 9:40 pm:
Not easy to find a man with such a large heart. Your impactful life to humanity will forever be remembered. You are indeed a blessing to many, an ideal husband to my friend, a great father to your children, a great achiever, and most importantly a God fearing man. May your gentle and kind soul rest in perfect peace with... Read more
Not easy to find a man with such a large heart. Your impactful life to humanity will forever be remembered. You are indeed a blessing to many, an ideal husband to my friend, a great father to your children, a great achiever, and most importantly a God fearing man. May your gentle and kind soul rest in perfect peace with the Lord. Adieu Prof Lovett Lawson.
Oriaku from Abuja wrote on July 18, 2020 at 9:29 pm:
A medical elder with good heart and wonderful disposition willing to encourage and guide. Rest in the bosom of the Lord Prof, Amen, till the resurrection morning. The Lord shall comfort your wife, loved ones and Zankli family.
A medical elder with good heart and wonderful disposition willing to encourage and guide.
Rest in the bosom of the Lord Prof, Amen, till the resurrection morning.
The Lord shall comfort your wife, loved ones and Zankli family.
Ego from Bingham university wrote on July 18, 2020 at 9:29 pm:
I remember the first day you walked into our class... We all immediately concluded that you were an awesome person from that day... You told us point blank that statistics was boring and you would teach us anyways.... You told us all about you and made us feel at home... You were such a lovable man... And treated all students... Read more
I remember the first day you walked into our class... We all immediately concluded that you were an awesome person from that day... You told us point blank that statistics was boring and you would teach us anyways.... You told us all about you and made us feel at home... You were such a lovable man... And treated all students as your children and grandchildren alike.... You were a wave of change everywhere you went and I know that you'll surely be missed by all... Your death is such a shock and I've refused to accept it... Until now... And I know that God knows best.... Thank you sir... Your legacy can never be forgotten
Dr Bobola Agbonle from Medical Women's Association of Nigeria wrote on July 18, 2020 at 9:22 pm:
Though I never met Dr. L Lawson personally the stories of his gallant, peaceful and humble nature have prompted this condolence message. I also remember the couple hosting MWAN in Abuja during the 2017 Biennial Conference. The event touched me as extremely generous and an action fostering unity. I wish to send my sincere condolences to Dr. Funke Lawson (our... Read more
Though I never met Dr. L Lawson personally the stories of his gallant, peaceful and humble nature have prompted this condolence message. I also remember the couple hosting MWAN in Abuja during the 2017 Biennial Conference. The event touched me as extremely generous and an action fostering unity.
I wish to send my sincere condolences to Dr. Funke Lawson (our ever ready Secretary of the Technical, Advocacy and Legislative Working Group as well as the MWIA Near East and Africa Conference) and the family.
I pray God will give you and the family the strength to go through this time and come out better than ever.
Barbara Lawrence from Lagos wrote on July 18, 2020 at 8:50 pm:
You became my big brother 38 yeras ago, when I was a youth corper in Jos. You just took me under your wings once you knew I was aunty Olu's niece. Made sure I got a job and comfortable accomodation within a week. Thank you again. We didn't see for years but then we linked up some years ago, and... Read more
You became my big brother 38 yeras ago, when I was a youth corper in Jos. You just took me under your wings once you knew I was aunty Olu's niece. Made sure I got a job and comfortable accomodation within a week. Thank you again. We didn't see for years but then we linked up some years ago, and more so recently. You called me only last month to thank me for the daily gospel music I sent. We talked and laughed then you changed to video so you could see me. I didn't know it would be the last time. So I was truly shocked when I heard you were gone. I believe you are in a better place. My dear Egbon Lovett, May your soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.
Elizabeth and Biodun Disu from Lahis wrote on July 18, 2020 at 7:42 pm:
It is not often you see a doctor combine academic excellence with great clinical skills and selfless compassion. In his career, Prof Lawson did and had other noble admirable virtues . He will be greatly missed RIP Biodun and Elizabeth
It is not often you see a doctor combine academic excellence with great clinical skills and selfless compassion. In his career, Prof Lawson did and had other noble admirable virtues . He will be greatly missed
RIP Biodun and Elizabeth
Emmanuel Iko from Bingham/Abuja wrote on July 18, 2020 at 7:03 pm:
What more can I say? Am speechless. Knowing Prof. Back then in Bingham University was a rare privilege. Since then he took me as a friend, brother and a son. Prof. Is indescribable. His overwhelming love and care for humanity is unspeakable. We will Miss you like never before. May God comfort the entire family and loved ones in Jesus... Read more
What more can I say? Am speechless. Knowing Prof. Back then in Bingham University was a rare privilege. Since then he took me as a friend, brother and a son. Prof. Is indescribable. His overwhelming love and care for humanity is unspeakable. We will Miss you like never before. May God comfort the entire family and loved ones in Jesus name. I just said a prayer to the heavens and believing Prof. Lovett Lawson is resting in the bosom of the Lord. Goodbye Prof.
Awolokun Oluwatosin from Zaria wrote on July 18, 2020 at 6:38 pm:
May Your Beautiful, Humble, Loving, Kind, Honest Soul Rest In Peace, Prof. Amen. I pray that the Lord will continue to Comfort your family in Jesus Name Amen. Rest On Prof.😭😭😭😭😭
May Your Beautiful, Humble, Loving, Kind, Honest Soul Rest In Peace, Prof. Amen.
I pray that the Lord will continue to Comfort your family in Jesus Name Amen.
Rest On Prof.😭😭😭😭😭
Dr Ahmed Patience wrote on July 18, 2020 at 5:40 pm:
Our beloved and amiable Prof, adieu. It was so sudden, death always comes to us sudden. We love you, you were of pillar and voice to the medical profession. We will miss you especially your immediate family. We take solace in Jesus Christ our Resurrection and Life who defeated death. In our sorrow and pain, we have hope. Dr Funke,... Read more
Our beloved and amiable Prof, adieu. It was so sudden, death always comes to us sudden. We love you, you were of pillar and voice to the medical profession. We will miss you especially your immediate family. We take solace in Jesus Christ our Resurrection and Life who defeated death. In our sorrow and pain, we have hope. Dr Funke, God is faithful to keep and watch over you and the children and family. Stay in Christ Jesus. Love you
Alex Lamadrid from Philippines wrote on July 18, 2020 at 5:09 pm:
I am saddened by the passing of Dr. Lovett Lawson. He will always be remembered as a good friend of the Filipino community in Nigeria. May his soul rest in peace. My sincere condolences to his bereaved family.
I am saddened by the passing of Dr. Lovett Lawson. He will always be remembered as a good friend of the Filipino community in Nigeria. May his soul rest in peace. My sincere condolences to his bereaved family.
Dr & Mrs OLUMIDE OKIKIOLU from London U.K. wrote on July 18, 2020 at 5:02 pm:
It is with great sadness writing this tribute to Lovett. It was a shock and beyond belief when Lance delivered the news of his passing on Monday 13th. It still feels like a dream. Lovett was a truthful friend, gentleman par excellence. An amazing person, his unassuming manner, gentility, wit, and down to earth ways were commendable. He greeted everybody... Read more
It is with great sadness writing this tribute to Lovett. It was a shock and beyond belief when Lance delivered the news of his passing on Monday 13th. It still feels like a dream.

Lovett was a truthful friend, gentleman par excellence. An amazing person, his unassuming manner, gentility, wit, and down to earth ways were commendable. He greeted everybody with warm and genuine smile.
Lovett was amongst the best as a high achiever in his professional field. He welcomed everyone both professionally and socially with air of simplicity. He was readily available to help others. Lovett eschewed humility in all entirety.
A great family man, trustworthy and always striving for perfection.

Our last meeting together was at the christening of his grandchild. In his usual manner, he was on his feet making sure everyone was comfortable.

Lovett, made a great impact professionally and humanly and long may his legacy live .

Good friend, colleague, family man, may his soul rest in perfect peace.
May God console his family and May all the sweet memories of Lovett bring them solace during this time.
Mrs. Oluwatoyin from Madein wrote on July 18, 2020 at 4:35 pm:
TRIBUTE TO SIR PROF. LOVETT LAWSON Knowing Sir Prof. Lovett Lawson KJW and his amiable wife was a great privilege and opportunity that I will cherish for a long time. I am one of his secret admirer at Methodist Cathedral of Unity Abuja in his way of life, punctuality to church services and engagement in all noble activities. He recorded... Read more
TRIBUTE TO SIR PROF. LOVETT LAWSON

Knowing Sir Prof. Lovett Lawson KJW and his amiable wife was a great privilege and opportunity that I will cherish for a long time. I am one of his secret admirer at Methodist Cathedral of Unity Abuja in his way of life, punctuality to church services and engagement in all noble activities. He recorded great achievement in the field of medicine and academy going by the accounts of his professional colleagues. He was full of life and a great socialite whom I always love to be in his social events especially Zanklin Hospital Christmas party where he acted as Father Xmas. He was one of the great guys and grand patrons of the Boys Brigade. I was admiring how he was able combine all activities within his tight schedules.

The news of his death came as a rude shock to me and all of us but with total submission to the will of God. My heart goes out to his lovely wife Lady Dr. Olufunke Juliana Lawson, children, family and Methodist community. May the Lord grant Sir Lovett Lawson's kind and gentle soul an eternal rest and make his light shine in perpetuity. Your sweet memories will linger dear Prof.

Rest on Sir Lovett Lawson till resurrection morning.

Oluwatoyin Madein
Methodist Cathedral of Unity, Abuja
Efunsola Sowemimo-ILEGBODU from Lagos wrote on July 18, 2020 at 4:27 pm:
Professor Lovett Lawson gone so unexpectedly. I met Professor through my Medical Women's association twin sister, Funke. He was indeed a fine gentleman. I was drawn to the family and the love radiated always. He was indeed a wonderful family man and the family pictures posted on Facebook showed his pride and joy especially his beautiful beloved Funke. The country... Read more
Professor Lovett Lawson gone so unexpectedly. I met Professor through my Medical Women's association twin sister, Funke. He was indeed a fine gentleman. I was drawn to the family and the love radiated always. He was indeed a wonderful family man and the family pictures posted on Facebook showed his pride and joy especially his beautiful beloved Funke.
The country has lost a great son and the Medical profession has lost a Giant. His passion for the national health care delivery was phenomenal.
May his gentle soul rest in peace
Olusola Joseph Boevi Lawson from Warewa, Ogun State wrote on July 18, 2020 at 3:41 pm:
Bros was the quintessential big brother to so many of us. Never judgemental, fun to be with, a keen sportsman and hard worker. Lovito was a family man to the core, immediate and extended. At a time, in my 20's, when I didn't know much about my Togolese ancestry and heritage, he educated me and encouraged me to learn more.... Read more
Bros was the quintessential big brother to so many of us. Never judgemental, fun to be with, a keen sportsman and hard worker. Lovito was a family man to the core, immediate and extended. At a time, in my 20's, when I didn't know much about my Togolese ancestry and heritage, he educated me and encouraged me to learn more. He certainly helped me out of an identity crisis. He worked hard to build a legacy that will live after him and set an example worth emulating. Rest in Peace, Bros of brosses. LOVITO!!
Koko Lawson Olugbenga from NJ, US wrote on July 18, 2020 at 2:55 pm:
I am still in shock. Cousin Lovett was such a kind, loving, fun, honest, extremely generous cousin, doctor and all around human being. He took really great care of me when I was in an accident in Jos and when I had food poisoning. He insisted on me not being at JUTH and had me stay at his hospital then... Read more
I am still in shock. Cousin Lovett was such a kind, loving, fun, honest, extremely generous cousin, doctor and all around human being. He took really great care of me when I was in an accident in Jos and when I had food poisoning. He insisted on me not being at JUTH and had me stay at his hospital then New Crescent Hospital in Jos. We always kept in touch even after I left Unijos. I made sure I visited him when he came to Lagos at his late mom's. We also kept in touch every time he was in the US and was looking forward to his visit this past March with his beautiful wife Funke. They couldn't come because of the Pandemic. Cousin Lovett aka Uncle Lovitto left such a huge legacy in our lives and everyone he came across. I still can't believe this, my husband and I spoke with him about two months ago. My heart is really sad😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭. I pray for uncommon peace, strength and comfort from God for my sis Funke, the Children, cousin Theo, Cousin Nadu and all family members. May God grant each and everyone long life in Health and may He grant everyone the grace to continue in Jesus' name 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Bukunola Adebiyi from Lagos, Nigeria wrote on July 18, 2020 at 2:50 pm:
I first met Professor Lovett Lawson (Prof) in March 2015 when himself and Mama Femi visited us at home to ask for the hand of our daughter, Derinsola, in Marraige to Femi. I opened the front door to receive them and was struck by his distinguished looks, warm friendly smile, gentle and kind disposition . This was the beginning of... Read more
I first met Professor Lovett Lawson (Prof) in March 2015 when himself and Mama Femi visited us at home to ask for the hand of our daughter, Derinsola, in Marraige to Femi. I opened the front door to receive them and was struck by his distinguished looks, warm friendly smile, gentle and kind disposition .
This was the beginning of our relationship as in laws , family and friends.
Prof has been a great pillar of support toFemi and Derin, a dutiful and loving father, in addition to being a rallying point. Our relationship though short, only 5years, was eventful, enjoyable and filled with good memories. We shared countless meals together, visits, Christmas dinners, weddings, funerals, birthdays including his 70th last year and recently my 60th. Prof was ever reliable and supportive, himself and Femi’s mom attended most of our events in Lagos , with much joy, warmth and love.
I last saw Prof in March 2020 when I was in Abuja for a Conference. I was at their home for dinner where I was treated to their top notch hospitality filled with warmth , friendship and jokes. We had a great evening . The news of his passing barely four months after came as a rude shock.
Prof’s passing has left a gaping hole in our hearts. Our entire family feeling very sad!
Prof you were much loved and will be sorely missed. My prayer is that your gentle and beautiful soul rest in perfect peace, comfort and uphold your darling wife ,Mama Femi, the children , grandchildren , siblings and the entire family in Jesus name. Amen.
Tariere Fiebai from Jos wrote on July 18, 2020 at 2:16 pm:
Egbon Mi Atata! I never could have imagined, you would leave us so soon. I've known you for over 42 years and you always had a kind word for me...never judgemental. Every morning for a few years, I've shared a prayer and music with you. At every opportunity, you encouraged me on my walk with Christ letting me know you... Read more
Egbon Mi Atata! I never could have imagined, you would leave us so soon. I've known you for over 42 years and you always had a kind word for me...never judgemental.
Every morning for a few years, I've shared a prayer and music with you. At every opportunity, you encouraged me on my walk with Christ letting me know you read my messages and listened to the music attached.
You made the world a better place. Lights guide you home. God rest your soul.
Dr Edith Kayode-Iyasere from Hospital management Board Benin City Edo State. wrote on July 18, 2020 at 2:10 pm:
For Prof loveth Lawson was a good man: I was not a family member or a business associate or an old school freind or member of his staff yet his house was available for me to dwell. They were the most hospitable couple l ever met . He was receptive to every one, humble , kind and generous. For Prof... Read more
For Prof loveth Lawson was a good man: I was not a family member or a business associate or an old school freind or member of his staff yet his house was available for me to dwell. They were the most hospitable couple l ever met . He was receptive to every one, humble , kind and generous.
For Prof lawson was a good man: His house was ever ready to host medical women where myself and the wife belonge. Even last year at the last biennial conference he hosted us and also took the extra mile to ensure that those who were stranded got to their respective destinations.
Prof, you were not only a good man you were hardworking an achiever, a lover of all, generous to a fault touching many lives. Combining academics with business you stood out gallantly .
Prof Loveth your sudden demise came with shock and great pain but you have become heaven's great gain.
Rest in perfect peace.
PAEDIATRIC ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (PAN) from PAEDIATRIC ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (PAN) wrote on July 18, 2020 at 2:08 pm:
The Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN) was deeply saddened to receive the news of the demise of Professor Lovett Lawson - husband to our colleague and dedicated member - Dr. Funke Lawson. Professor Lovett Lawson, an astute professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine was the founder and Chief Medical Director of the prestigious Zankli Medical Center, Abuja. Beyond this, he's passion... Read more
The Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN) was deeply saddened to receive the news of the demise of Professor Lovett Lawson - husband to our colleague and dedicated member - Dr. Funke Lawson.

Professor Lovett Lawson, an astute professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine was the founder and Chief Medical Director of the prestigious Zankli Medical Center, Abuja. Beyond this, he's passion for excellence in healthcare delivery in Nigeria is exemplified by the many role he championed in the private medical sector as a visionary and pacesetter in global standards of infrastructure, diagnostics and service delivery in the sector. He was also a champion for public health in his capacity as Patron of the "STOP TB PROGRAM" in Nigeria where he had previously served as the Chairman, Board. He will be remembered for these and many other great accomplishments he embodied in his professional and family life.

PAN commiserate with his lovely and supportive wife - Dr Funke Lawson, an admirable Paediatrician par excellence, a diligent and cherished member, whose quiet strength and resourcefulness is most appreciated.

We pray God's abundant grace on her and the entire Lawson Family at this time.


Professor Edward A.D. Alikor. Dr. Petronila Tabansi,
PAN President. PAN Secretary.
Engr.Samuel O.Oliyide from Lagos.Nigeria wrote on July 18, 2020 at 1:57 pm:
Your death came to me with a bolt,when Pharm.Tolu(whom you employed on merit at Zankli Medical Centre before you know she's your cousin's daughter),your deep family commitment made you showed her more support & guidance,yes it is said that death is inevitable for all of us,but you still left too early,but God knows best.may the record of your good works... Read more
Your death came to me with a bolt,when Pharm.Tolu(whom you employed on merit at Zankli Medical Centre before you know she's your cousin's daughter),your deep family commitment made you showed her more support & guidance,yes it is said that death is inevitable for all of us,but you still left too early,but God knows best.may the record of your good works bring solace to your dear wife & children, your siblings too can only be consoled by the Almighty God,Amen!sleep on in Paradise Peace dear Tai !
Bambo Adebowale from ICOBA 78/81 Set wrote on July 18, 2020 at 1:31 pm:
I first met Snr Lovett at the then ICOBA UK Summer retreat...2009 I think, at the De Vere Hotel. The 79/81 Set organised (Jonathan Odugbemi, incidentally now the chair of Abuja Branch where Snr Lovett had been a member and past chair, Jerry Coker, now in ICOBA Europe Exco and I). It had been organised under the chairmanship of another... Read more
I first met Snr Lovett at the then ICOBA UK Summer retreat...2009 I think, at the De Vere Hotel. The 79/81 Set organised (Jonathan Odugbemi, incidentally now the chair of Abuja Branch where Snr Lovett had been a member and past chair, Jerry Coker, now in ICOBA Europe Exco and I). It had been organised under the chairmanship of another illustrious Old Igbobian...Dr. Awe of blessed memory. Snr Lovett attended and he was a delight to engage..a hearty laugh, an accommodating disposition, a wealth of experience and experiences. We met again in Abuja in 2010/2011 and it included infrequent but brotherly meets and discussions at his Zankli Hospital - and a most engaging dinner at his residence in the company of his lovely wife whom I pray will find healing and strength and grace and peace is these difficult times. May his legacy and memories light the path for us all to emulate and God comfort us all.
Kehinde Shobamowo from Kehinde wrote on July 18, 2020 at 12:59 pm:
I find it difficult and painful to write this tribute in memory and honour of my friend, class mate and inlaw, Professor Lovett Lawson.(aka Lovey)Lovey was not only an illustrious Nigerian,he was also a noble Nigerian,an Igbobian per excellence. The following traits in his character made him unique:An affable gentleman, humble,warm, charming,kind, generous, compassionate,a devoted Christian.He was passionate and commited... Read more
I find it difficult and painful to write this tribute in memory and honour of my friend, class mate and inlaw, Professor Lovett Lawson.(aka Lovey)Lovey was not only an illustrious Nigerian,he was also a noble Nigerian,an Igbobian per excellence.
The following traits in his character made him unique:An affable gentleman, humble,warm, charming,kind, generous, compassionate,a devoted Christian.He was passionate and commited to his medical profession and practice.
Lovey was a good sports man who played football,polo and golf.He loved hosting his friends, colleagues , family and extended family.Lovey, you will forever be in our hearts.May the Lord grant your gentle soul eternal life and may light perpetual shine on you.May the Lord bless and keep your family and may Lovey,s memory remain blessed in Jesus name.AMEN.Kenny Sobamowo Esq.
Sir/Chief Obekpa Ogboji Joseph from Abuja, Unity Cathedral wrote on July 18, 2020 at 12:42 pm:
Hmmmm, death with your cold hands that has no respect for even those we mere mortals consider upright in living could be snatched with reckless abandon. Prof. Lovett Lawson , rest in peace with your creator ? Only God knows why it should be you at this auspicious time when friends like me and the entire Methodist family needs you... Read more
Hmmmm, death with your cold hands that has no respect for even those we mere mortals consider upright in living could be snatched with reckless abandon. Prof. Lovett Lawson , rest in peace with your creator ? Only God knows why it should be you at this auspicious time when friends like me and the entire Methodist family needs you more. You were a bundle of humility, peace, care and showed uncommon love amongst us. As Christians our consolation lies in the fact that your journey is accomplished and you are already in his bosom. Sister Dr.Funke, children, Methodist family of worthy knights, please be strong in joy as he has only gone to rest with the Lord. Accept our heartfelt condolences. Adieu a great friend and brother.
Epiphanio Lawson from Lagos wrote on July 18, 2020 at 12:34 pm:
Lovitto, You were one of a kind. Always loving,always giving. May God give you the continued peace,love and joy which was the corner stone of your life in jesus name. Amen. Epihanio & Family
Lovitto,
You were one of a kind. Always loving,always giving. May God give you the continued peace,love and joy which was the corner stone of your life in jesus name. Amen.
Epihanio & Family
Dr Nkese Mkpanam from The City of Calabar in Nigeria wrote on July 18, 2020 at 12:15 pm:
The Professor with a Golden Heart Professor Lovett Lawson. I have never met you in person but I have heard so much about you and your golden heart from my childhood friend and sister who you and your lovely wife have been taking care of since she lost her husband a couple of years back. I have also heard about... Read more
The Professor with a Golden Heart Professor Lovett Lawson. I have never met you in person but I have heard so much about you and your golden heart from my childhood friend and sister who you and your lovely wife have been taking care of since she lost her husband a couple of years back. I have also heard about your selfless sacrifice in trying to stop TB in Nigeria. Your sacrificial service towards your patients. I can go on and on. It is true that a hard worker deserves some rest. Your task as a labourer is over and God has called you home to rest. You have handed over the baton to your wife Dr Funke Lawson. God will help her continue your legacy. Rest in the bosom of the Lord and Good Night
Wale Rhodes-Vivour from Lagos wrote on July 18, 2020 at 11:57 am:
From Mr and Mrs Wale Rhodes-Vivour. My cousin was a beacon for humanity. He was able to combine excellence in sport, business, academics and carrer. How he did this within 24 hours a day is a mystery to us all. Yet, with such magnificent accomplishments he remained a.cessible,humble and everybody's problem solver. He showed us how to live and thrive... Read more
From Mr and Mrs Wale Rhodes-Vivour. My cousin was a beacon for humanity. He was able to combine excellence in sport, business, academics and carrer. How he did this within 24 hours a day is a mystery to us all. Yet, with such magnificent accomplishments he remained a.cessible,humble and everybody's problem solver. He showed us how to live and thrive on this planet.
Gisele from Lagos wrote on July 18, 2020 at 11:55 am:
At times like this, words fail me. The following poem however says it all for me: If we are fortunate, we are given a warning. If not, there is only the sudden horror, the wrench of being torn apart; of being reminded that nothing is permanent, not even the ones we love, the ones our lives revolve around. Life is... Read more
At times like this, words fail me. The following poem however says it all for me:


If we are fortunate,
we are given a warning.
If not, there is only the sudden horror,
the wrench of being torn apart;
of being reminded that nothing is permanent, not even the ones we love,
the ones our lives revolve around.

Life is a fragile affair.
We are all dancing
on the edge of a precipice,
a dizzying cliff so high
we can't see the bottom.
One by one,
we lose those we love most
into the dark ravine.

So we must cherish them
without reservation.
Now.
Today.
This minute.
We will lose them or they will lose us
someday.This is certain.
There is no time for bickering.
And their loss will leave a great pit in our hearts; a pit we struggle to avoid
during the day and fall into at night.

Some, unable to accept this loss,
unable to determine the worth of life without them, jump into that black pit
spiritually or physically,
hoping to find them there.

And some survive the shock,
the denial, the horror, the bargaining,
the barren, empty aching,
the unanswered prayers,
the sleepless nights when their breath is crushed under the weight of silence
and all that it means.

Somehow, some survive all that and,
like a flower opening after a storm,
they slowly begin to remember
the one they lost in a different way...

The laughter, the irrepressible spirit,
the generous heart, the way their smile made them feel, the encouragement they gave even as their own dreams were dying.

And in time, they fill the pit
with other memories
the only memories that really matter.
We will still cry. We will always cry.
But with loving reflection more than hopeless longing. And that is how we survive. That is how the story should end.
That is how they would want it to be.

Mark Rickerby.
Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour from LAGOS wrote on July 18, 2020 at 11:34 am:
Uncle Lovett, was more than an uncle, cousin , he was also my friend in the true sense of the word. He was ever caring, giving and absolutely kind hearted man that put so much value on family, not just in appearance but in his actions. He was always there to support , to listen and to advice. He was... Read more
Uncle Lovett, was more than an uncle, cousin , he was also my friend in the true sense of the word. He was ever caring, giving and absolutely kind hearted man that put so much value on family, not just in appearance but in his actions.
He was always there to support , to listen and to advice. He was a fountain of wisdom and was always willing to share and give of his time.
A truly brilliant man , that valued and manifested excellence evident in the institutions he built despite all his achievements, he was simple , humble and down to earth with a wonderful sense of humor.
He will be missed greatly , we have lost a true shinning light .May God strengthen his family to bear such a great loss and may his gentle kind soul rest in perfect peace. AMEN.
love,
-GRV
Dr. Richard Bakali Pendame from Nutrition International Africa Regional Office, Nairobi, Kenya wrote on July 18, 2020 at 10:26 am:
Management and staff of Nutrition International (NI) are deeply saddened by the news of Prof. Lovett Lawson passing on. He served diligently as a board member of NI Nigeria. We will forever be indebted to his commitment, guidance and support to NI's work of ensuring that vulnerable children, adolescents and women in Nigeria get access to quality nutrition services. He... Read more
Management and staff of Nutrition International (NI) are deeply saddened by the news of Prof. Lovett Lawson passing on. He served diligently as a board member of NI Nigeria. We will forever be indebted to his commitment, guidance and support to NI's work of ensuring that vulnerable children, adolescents and women in Nigeria get access to quality nutrition services. He filled our lives with sense of direction and purpose in the work that we do.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his amiable wife and the entire family so that they find comfort and strength during this dark time.
May his soul rest in peace!
Olaoluwa Alabi from Lagos, Nigeria wrote on July 18, 2020 at 10:11 am:
I want to thank God for the life of Professor Lawson. I met him just the one time yet he left quite the lasting impression. Full of character, life and hearty cheer, his positive energy resonated throughout the evening, it was indeed a thoroughly enjoyable experience. More so, these qualities shine through his family both nuclear and extended and I... Read more
I want to thank God for the life of Professor Lawson.

I met him just the one time yet he left quite the lasting impression. Full of character, life and hearty cheer, his positive energy resonated throughout the evening, it was indeed a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

More so, these qualities shine through his family both nuclear and extended and I do feel honoured to have known him.

I pray that God will give his soul perfect rest, his family perfect healing and his legacy lives on.

Service to the living, honour to the dead. And so we honour you Sir, for a life well spent, impactful to so many lives, and lessons to live by.

Thank you Sir.
Victoria Olaku from London wrote on July 18, 2020 at 9:26 am:
Nadu on behalf of myself and my children I offer my sympathy to you and your brothers and his wife and children on the sudden passing of Lovett. May his Soul rest in peace. Little did we know that Covid 19, will pass through our door, let alone take one of the family. I can only offer you a little... Read more
Nadu on behalf of myself and my children I offer my sympathy to you and your brothers and his wife and children on the sudden passing of Lovett. May his Soul rest in peace. Little did we know that Covid 19, will pass through our door, let alone take one of the family. I can only offer you a little consolation in the first letter of St Paul to the Thessalonians(4:13-18. I hope it will help to ease the pain. Once again May His Soul Rest In Peace. Amen
Prof Abiola Oduwole from Lagos wrote on July 18, 2020 at 9:24 am:
Dr Lawson my dear sister and friend your consolation now is that he lived a good life as befit a child of God. Knowing he has gone to rest and that you will see him again when the right time comes. The Lord will continue to be your strength, the children and the family at large.
Dr Lawson my dear sister and friend your consolation now is that he lived a good life as befit a child of God. Knowing he has gone to rest and that you will see him again when the right time comes. The Lord will continue to be your strength, the children and the family at large.
Very Rev Victor E. Agoh from Abuja wrote on July 18, 2020 at 9:05 am:
Prof. the news of your death shocked all of us. You were so kind, a helper to the needy, I still remembered how I was operated upon in your hospital in February 2011 without paying a dime because of your kindness. You treated many patients free of charge, it is very sad that you are no more. You will always... Read more
Prof. the news of your death shocked all of us. You were so kind, a helper to the needy, I still remembered how I was operated upon in your hospital in February 2011 without paying a dime because of your kindness. You treated many patients free of charge, it is very sad that you are no more. You will always be remembered for your kindness, selfless services and your love for God and children of God. Rest in peace. Adieu, Prof, the helper of the needy.
Dr. Lawson AgAthe from Rennes. France wrote on July 18, 2020 at 8:42 am:
Dear Prof. I will always remember your warm welcome to me when you heard a Lawson was posted to Abuja. Thank you for the very rich moments we spent and all your kind advices I received from you. Rest in peace. We miss you already in Lolanme!
Dear Prof. I will always remember your warm welcome to me when you heard a Lawson was posted to Abuja. Thank you for the very rich moments we spent and all your kind advices I received from you. Rest in peace. We miss you already in Lolanme!
Sir, Dr. Isaac Akwuma Egboja from MCN cathedral of Unity, Abuja wrote on July 18, 2020 at 8:39 am:
Sir, Prof. Loveth Lawson was a personal friend and senior professional colleague. He was also a senior colleague in the faith and knighthood. Sometimes I compared my relationship with him to that of St. Paul and Timothy. I have many such seniors in different spheres of life and one lesson I learn from many of them is humility. Sir Loveth... Read more
Sir, Prof. Loveth Lawson was a personal friend and senior professional colleague. He was also a senior colleague in the faith and knighthood. Sometimes I compared my relationship with him to that of St. Paul and Timothy. I have many such seniors in different spheres of life and one lesson I learn from many of them is humility. Sir Loveth Lawson was a very frank person who never hid his feelings on issues. Apart from prayer support, he encouraged me and gave many pieces of very useful advice when I was running for the Senate. He believed in christian political leadership although he was not really interested in "Nigerian politics".
Prof. Lawson was a very brilliant doctor and academician. He demonstrated unquenchable thirst for knowledge and uncommon zeal for research. He was a true Soldier of the Cross and a General in faith.

Prof. Loveth Lawson, in life, you were an excellent listener and could spend long periods of time listening to others and many moments in quiet meditation. As you lie quietly in death, and in close proximity with the Saviour, rest in peace.
Family Lovett,/lawson from Avanis Alexander wrote on July 18, 2020 at 8:38 am:
May God bless his soul and he rest in peace. My condolences goes out to the entire family. May you all find peace in God. And his comfort you in this difficult time. Love Avanis and family In de Nederland
May God bless his soul and he rest in peace.
My condolences goes out to the entire family.
May you all find peace in God. And his comfort you in this difficult time.
Love Avanis and family
In de Nederland
Maarten van Cleeff from The Netherlands wrote on July 18, 2020 at 6:55 am:
With great shock I learned about the death of my dear colleague Dr. Lovett Lawson. I met him during one of my first trips to Nigeria in his Zankli clinic and since then many more times in and outside the country. I have learned him as an happy man, social and welcoming. A man very committed to his patients, and... Read more
With great shock I learned about the death of my dear colleague Dr. Lovett Lawson. I met him during one of my first trips to Nigeria in his Zankli clinic and since then many more times in and outside the country. I have learned him as an happy man, social and welcoming. A man very committed to his patients, and a very important face to the fight of Tuberculosis for his country as well as for the entire world. He showed an excellent example how private and public health services should work hand in hand. We are going to miss him. I wish his beloved family and friends strength to cope with this enormous loss. Maarten
Ben Magnus-Lawson,MD from Houston, Texas wrote on July 18, 2020 at 6:33 am:
Lovito, With a heavy heart l write this, as this is not how the script was supposed to be! However it’s God’s will. I can not fully express over 71 years of a Jolly ride together. It may have been a short time , but it sure was a good time! From “Manka’s” finger licking chin chin days, to your... Read more
Lovito,
With a heavy heart l write this, as this is not how the script was supposed to be!
However it’s God’s will.
I can not fully express over 71 years of a Jolly ride together. It may have been a short time , but it sure was a good time! From “Manka’s” finger licking chin chin days, to your final bow on July 13th 2020.
I will forever cherish the short encounters at Igbobi College followed by post Medical School ,and the fun times in the classic British MG Midget convertible wheels.
Your Youth Service soon landed you in Jos soon after mine ,before your pursuit of excellence caused you to plant roots in Abuja.
Your fierce devotion to Medicine, Family , the Methodist Church and God is exemplary, Sir Lovett Tychus Lawson. Your larger than life presence With the crew at my Island birthday gig was fun of a lifetime! I was looking forward to a rendezvous with you in Antigua this August before the vicious pandemic showed up and placed all plans in lay away.
You shared your brilliant vision for the Medical profession, your hospital outfit, Teaching position ,and family for the next 30 years! Nobody signed up for this roadblock!
Nevertheless you were TRULY BLESSED and you extended your blessings to everyone around you. With God’s blessings you were able to see your boys follow your trail blazing examples and give you the beautiful family of daughter in-laws and grand children.
Thanks to the wind beneath your wings, Dr Funke Tychus Lawson 🙏🏽
I will miss your unique silky smooth greetings.......Sammy Benlawwww
Sammy Ben Lureeeeee.
Sleep well my brother, Rest in the Lord, till we meet again.
Oche simon from Bingham University, Karu. wrote on July 18, 2020 at 6:13 am:
It's difficult to believe that you are dead, but, one thing is sure, that you left behind a good legacy that will never die. Rest in peace prof.
It's difficult to believe that you are dead, but, one thing is sure, that you left behind a good legacy that will never die. Rest in peace prof.
Ogharandukun Temitope Judith from Abuja wrote on July 18, 2020 at 4:17 am:
I am a nurse, worked in Zankli as a deputy matron for some good memorable years as back as 2000. It is a pity that i would have to refer to Dr Lovett Lawson in the pastence. With a heavy heart i write this tribute to a man of good will, a great achiever even in the field of research... Read more
I am a nurse, worked in Zankli as a deputy matron for some good memorable years as back as 2000.
It is a pity that i would have to refer to Dr Lovett Lawson in the pastence. With a heavy heart i write this tribute to a man of good will, a great achiever even in the field of research (TB). Yes, a professor he was. He was never selfish in his chosen career as he had always loved to impart knowledge to others.
He was very industrious and encourage people never to give up in the pursuit of their dreams. He was a good man, easy going person and amiable.
He loved his patients and showered care on them. He was a man with great understanding, so much so that he would come down to everyone 's level even with his staff. He was a great man. His death is a shock to me. He was a friend and a good boss. May God in His infinite goodness give his wife,his children and his loved ones the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss. May his good legacies be a source of strength to his family. May Zankli Hospital move from strength to a much greater strength even at his demise. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen
Sis. Christian Olayemi Olubumo from Christiana Olayemi Olubumo wrote on July 18, 2020 at 1:17 am:
I was shocked when I heard the sad news of calling unto glory of our beloved Daddy Sir. Prof. Lovett Lawson. A humble man of emulation full of charity. Your generosity and benevolence know no bounds. So many good testimonies that time will not permit me to recall. But you are gone today. We love you but God loves you... Read more
I was shocked when I heard the sad news of calling unto glory of our beloved Daddy Sir. Prof. Lovett Lawson. A humble man of emulation full of charity. Your generosity and benevolence know no bounds. So many good testimonies that time will not permit me to recall. But you are gone today. We love you but God loves you more. May the good Lord grant your humble and gentle soul eternal rest in His bosom. Comfort all your loved ones you left behind in Jesus Name. ADIEU.
Hon Justice Bode & Mrs Doyin Rhodes-Vivour from Bode & Doyin Rhodes-Vivour wrote on July 18, 2020 at 1:09 am:
Dear Lovett,cousin Lovett....we never in our wildest dreams thought we would be saying bye so soon on this side of the divide..We spoke days before your maker,our Lord called you home.....so unaware of the shock that was to come ,not knowing that we were having our last conversations .Had we known we would have said more ! Who are we... Read more
Dear Lovett,cousin Lovett....we never in our wildest dreams thought we would be saying bye so soon on this side of the divide..We spoke days before your maker,our Lord called you home.....so unaware of the shock that was to come ,not knowing that we were having our last conversations .Had we known we would have said more ! Who are we to question God ? ....He decides the time and seasons but we have our memories of you to hold on to . We are family and you held us dear ...for you .family was important .Doyin and I will always cherish the times we had together with you and your very charming wife Funke .You were a good guy ....Full of fun ....warm caring and welcoming. Lovito the Igbobian ...a great footballer.So many memories come to mind ...My coming to take up my seat at the Supreme Court ,the party you held at your lovely home to celebrate my elevation and swearing in ......yours and Funke's warm welcome to Doyin when she visited Jos many years ago and first met you both ,.........having fun at Doyin's party in Abuja .................Little knowing that this will come so soon ..........My stay in Abuja always knowing that time with you and Funke provided opportunity to relax and feel at home at yours .This is a painful loss and you will be sadly missed.Our Lord knows best .Rest in peace dear cousin .We pray our Lord comforts your wife ,children /entire family and stands in your place in the years to come .Bode & Doyin Rhodes-Vivour
Dr Ngozi Odonwodo Nwankwo from Ohio,United States wrote on July 18, 2020 at 12:58 am:
I met Prof Lawson and his gorgeous wife while on NYSC in Jos and working at the Zankli hospital ,part time.His joie de vivre was infectious.He was a great Physician and very generous with his resources.I recall having a personal issue and he offered to mediate along with his wife, opening up their home to me in the process. Going... Read more
I met Prof Lawson and his gorgeous wife while on NYSC in Jos and working at the Zankli hospital ,part time.His joie de vivre was infectious.He was a great Physician and very generous with his resources.I recall having a personal issue and he offered to mediate along with his wife,
opening up their home to me in the process.

Going through the encomiums poured out on these pages is a great reminder of leaving a worthwhile legacy.What a great life!What a legacy!Your life, Sir, was truly extraordinary.May the Lord bless and keep your family in His care.
Stella Dalmeida Akamo from Houston Texas wrote on July 18, 2020 at 12:47 am:
To a dear uncle.Your death was heart broken to me when I was told .I remember when you came to Houston Texas for Dara’s wedding.You we’re loving and joyful to be around.You will be greatly missed and may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
To a dear uncle.Your death was heart broken to me when I was told .I remember when you came to Houston Texas for Dara’s wedding.You we’re loving and joyful to be around.You will be greatly missed and may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
Sir Prof Lovett Lawson from Dame Prof Ajesola Majekodunmi KJW wrote on July 18, 2020 at 12:32 am:
LIFE IS A SERMON: TRIBUTE TO SIR PROF LOVETT LAWSON KJW. What a great loss ! Sir Prof Lovett Lawson was my student at CMUL, Idi-Araba. He later specialised in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, making the best of his Specialty. His quest to impact knowledge through research made him to join academia and rose to the pinnacle as a Professor of... Read more
LIFE IS A SERMON: TRIBUTE TO SIR PROF LOVETT LAWSON KJW.
What a great loss ! Sir Prof Lovett Lawson was my student at CMUL, Idi-Araba. He later specialised in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, making the best of his Specialty. His quest to impact knowledge through research made him to join academia and rose to the pinnacle as a Professor of Obs & Gynae . Lovett was brilliant, polite , caring Clinician and a great philanthropist. He was humble , jovial , willing to serve and too happy to put smiles on people’s faces. As a family man , he was a gentleman , kind and devoted and a pillar of support to his siblings and extended family members .
Sir Lovett was a committed Methodist and his contributions to his Abuja Chapter in particular and MCN in general can not be quantified. He was awarded the highest honour to the Laity , Knight of John Wesley KJW. by MCN . He served Methodist Church Nigeria with all his resources.
The last time I saw him was in June 2019 at his Nephew’s wedding in Amsterdam !
Sir Lovett’s life was a “Sermon and he preached this well ”. This Soldier of Christ Laid down his Sword on Monday 13th July 2020 . We thank God for his fulfilled life .
My Condolences reach out to the Wife ,Lady Dr Funke, his children and grandchildren , siblings, the entire Lawson family of Lagos and Togo and the Council of Knights, Abuja Chapter ! Our Consolation is in 2Tim 4 : 7-8
Eternal Rest grant Sir Lovett Latevi Lawson Oh Lord , and light Perpetual shine on him . Amen 🙏. He will be sorely missed.

Dame Prof Ajesola Majekodunmi.KJW.
Idowu Odejobi from Lagos wrote on July 17, 2020 at 11:03 pm:
My earliest memories of you are from 1990 in Jos with you & Aunty Funke. Indeed the slogan from the defunct NTA 2 Channel 5 is so correct- "when the kids grow up, they won't forget". It was such a memorable period of my life as you have always been able to put people at ease around you. The huge... Read more
My earliest memories of you are from 1990 in Jos with you & Aunty Funke. Indeed the slogan from the defunct NTA 2 Channel 5 is so correct- "when the kids grow up, they won't forget". It was such a memorable period of my life as you have always been able to put people at ease around you.

The huge age difference was never a barrier for you to relate with me as your cousin. You were generous with your words of praise and never missed the opportunity to let me know how proud of me you were.

It's a huge struggle coming to terms with the reality of your passing. I'll always remember the laughter, the interesting conversations, the love you showed without holding back, your hospitality, kindness, great humility and care for everyone in the family.

I pray God comforts your sweetheart, Aunty Funke. May he provide Roy, Femi & Tope with the grace to continue in your footsteps as fantastic husbands and fathers to their families. May he grant Uncle Billy, Aunty Nadu, Uncle Theo and the extended Lawson family the fortitude to bear losing you.

Yetunde, Folayele & I love you so much. Sleep well beloved Uncle Lovette.
Onovo Joy from Cathedral of unity wuse zone 3. Abuja wrote on July 17, 2020 at 10:11 pm:
Tribute to our dear Prof. There is nothing like the service of humanity. You were a great man, jovial and funny. You gave all your life to save the lives of others, your uniqueness, life style and punctuality to service of God will be greatly miss. We love you sir but God love you more. Rest on prof. Till we... Read more
Tribute to our dear Prof.
There is nothing like the service of humanity. You were a great man, jovial and funny. You gave all your life to save the lives of others, your uniqueness, life style and punctuality to service of God will be greatly miss.
We love you sir but God love you more.
Rest on prof. Till we meet to part no more.
May your soul find rest with the Lord. Amen.
Good night Sir Prof (Dr) Lovett Lawson (KJW)
Oluwafemi Body-Lawson from Abuja wrote on July 17, 2020 at 9:55 pm:
Uncle your death came as a shock to us, and as you sit in the arm's of the Lord, uncle I still can't believe I am writing a tribute because of your passing. Words cannot describe this difficult moment,but if this is the last time, I get to say goodbye then I know I will do so with the knowledge... Read more
Uncle your death came as a shock to us, and as you sit in the arm's of the Lord, uncle I still can't believe I am writing a tribute because of your passing. Words cannot describe this difficult moment,but if this is the last time, I get to say goodbye then I know I will do so with the knowledge that I consider myself blessed to have lived this life as your cousin. You touched so many lives by your selfless and countless acts of kindness, always giving and never expecting any favors in return. Your dedication to the cause is what sets you apart. I fondly remember those my trips from Lagos to Abuja, your house was always the first stop and always opened and welcoming to me, thank you Uncle, when I finally relocated to Abuja your house was my second home opened to me 24/7. Anytime I called, you pick at the first ring, I always had a blank cheque with you , no questions asked. Thank you for your advices , encouragements and quidance always, my ever smiling, generous, kind-hearted and ever groovy Uncle Lovett aka Uncle Jos. Rest in peace. Adieu Uncle Lovett.
Olajumoke Lois Gbadamosi from Cathedral of Unity Abuja wrote on July 17, 2020 at 9:49 pm:
Sir. Loveth Lawson was a Great Father, A mentor and A Father to All. He is in a much more Better and Happier Place, Continue to rest on sir.
Sir. Loveth Lawson was a Great Father, A mentor and A Father to All. He is in a much more Better and Happier Place, Continue to rest on sir.
The Rev’d (Arc) Dapo Gbadamosi from Cathedral of Unity, Abuja wrote on July 17, 2020 at 9:27 pm:
I met Sir Prof Lawson about 31 years ago, he was our family Doctor at New Crescent Hospital Jos, I would always pray that he was on call anytime my Parents took me to the hospital, being a Child, I was naturally afraid of injections but he had a way. There was something about him that was soothing, loving tender... Read more
I met Sir Prof Lawson about 31 years ago, he was our family Doctor at New Crescent Hospital Jos, I would always pray that he was on call anytime my Parents took me to the hospital, being a Child, I was naturally afraid of injections but he had a way. There was something about him that was soothing, loving tender and caring, even as a Kid this stayed with me.
Fast forward a few year later, I was an undergraduate in the University of Jos, with a shoe string budget, paying hospital bill had no place in that budget, but every time I showed up at Zankli Hospital in Jos, he would give me free treatment. I remember he once told me that my health was more important than my studies hence I should come as often as I needed medical attention and not worry about cost.
The good Lord brought us again to Abuja, every time I see him after service, he would make sure to say to me “Fine Reverend”, I will always reply “Fine Daddy”, other times he would say “my psychedelic Revered”, I would answer Handsome Daddy!!
Sir Prof Lawson is a Man’s Man, He was humble and meek; he would never side with or condone evil, he always spoke his truth; he could relate with People of every age, class and social standing without effort. He was himself!!
I am humbled to have crossed paths with this colossus, he was a great man to me as a Child and even now with the privilege of Pastoring in his Church nothing can shake my convictions about him.
I miss you dearly, I know that Pastors don’t cry; but I cried this time.
Light up the heavens same way you have lightened our lives, see you at Eternity’s side. My Fine Daddy!!
Dr Iretiola Babaniyi from Abuja Nigeria wrote on July 17, 2020 at 9:01 pm:
Professor Lovett Lawson, it is really impossible to refer to you in past tense. You were larger than life. You were such a passionate and compassionate doctor. You devoted your life into making everyone that came across you a better personality. I thank God for knowing for over 30 years. You were my employer, my landlord, my counsellor, my mentor... Read more
Professor Lovett Lawson, it is really impossible to refer to you in past tense. You were larger than life. You were such a passionate and compassionate doctor. You devoted your life into making everyone that came across you a better personality. I thank God for knowing for over 30 years. You were my employer, my landlord, my counsellor, my mentor and my benefactor. Bros, I remember the many times I accosted you and forced you to part with some monetary gift just because you are older than me. I will forever remember you my dear Egbon. I have no doubt in my mind that you are resting in the bosom of your Lord Jesus Christ whom you loved so much and you represented well. Adieu Bros Lovett until the resurrection morning.
Fatima Abdullahi from Fatima wrote on July 17, 2020 at 9:00 pm:
My brother Dr Lovett Lawson, i just don't want to believe that you are really gone. Death comes and goes no warning, no preparation. It's like saying goodbye over and over. May you rest in the bosom of the Lord. AMEN.
My brother Dr Lovett Lawson, i just don't want to believe that you are really gone. Death comes and goes no warning, no preparation. It's like saying goodbye over and over. May you rest in the bosom of the Lord. AMEN.
Lola Sodipo from London wrote on July 17, 2020 at 8:52 pm:
The news was a shock and with heavy heart I am writing this. You were such a pleasant person, cheerful and humble. You shall be missed forever. Rest in peace.
The news was a shock and with heavy heart I am writing this. You were such a pleasant person, cheerful and humble. You shall be missed forever. Rest in peace.
Dr Lilian Ekwem from Nyanya General Hospital Abuja wrote on July 17, 2020 at 8:51 pm:
Dear Prof Lawson, you lived a fruitful life, not only because you lived to be a grandfather, and successful entrepreneur but also because you touched so many lives with your kindness and generosity. I remember how You organised free CMEs in Zankli hospital, before it became popular, while others required payment. You inspired so many young doctors and earned our... Read more
Dear Prof Lawson, you lived a fruitful life, not only because you lived to be a grandfather, and successful entrepreneur but also because you touched so many lives with your kindness and generosity. I remember how You organised free CMEs in Zankli hospital, before it became popular, while others required payment. You inspired so many young doctors and earned our respect by your humility, support for the advancement of medicine and genuine concern for humanity. It was a privilege knowing you, Sir, you shall be sorely missed! Thank you for being such a blessing! I give God all the glory who gave you as such a special gift to us. God rest your gentle soul in perfect peace and keep your legacy alive. May He continue to comfort your lovely family and the medical community, in Jesus name, Amen. Adeiu dear Sir! Lilian.
Modupeola Roberts from Abuja wrote on July 17, 2020 at 8:50 pm:
Uncle Bobo, I really never envisioned myself writing a tribute to you at this time. Your passing on is a hard pill to swallow. You were so full of life and was indeed a perfect gentleman with a heart of gold, a jolly good fellow, a great leader and wonderful person. I remember how you used to tease my Dad... Read more
Uncle Bobo,

I really never envisioned myself writing a tribute to you at this time. Your passing on is a hard pill to swallow. You were so full of life and was indeed a perfect gentleman with a heart of gold, a jolly good fellow, a great leader and wonderful person.

I remember how you used to tease my Dad and how you both dance to old tunes. He'll say Bobo ki l'on sele and your response: Robbie ko si o, ki l'on bubble? Then you chatt away. God knows best.

You have obviously been called into your greater self to be with the one you love the most.

Looking back at how much you have always been there for people some whom you barely knew was like you were preparing yourself for a time like this.

My only regret was never picking up my phone to place a call at the time i had the strong urge in my spirit to... life indeed happens.

You will be remembered for generations to come.
You will be missed greatly Uncle.
You will forever be in our hearts.

May God comfort everyone you have left behind.

Sun re o Uncle, sun re!
Uche Ejiogu from Maximise Tech Ltd wrote on July 17, 2020 at 8:48 pm:
Am lost for words. The news of the death of Dr (Prof) Lovett Lawson came as a rude shock. May God grant the family the fortitude to celebrate Christ Jesus that lived through Prof Lovett. God is love. Dr Lovett loved all in his environment and care with the purest effusive love of God. The joy and confidence he radiated... Read more
Am lost for words. The news of the death of Dr (Prof) Lovett Lawson came as a rude shock. May God grant the family the fortitude to celebrate Christ Jesus that lived through Prof Lovett. God is love. Dr Lovett loved all in his environment and care with the purest effusive love of God. The joy and confidence he radiated made every encounter memorable. His ever smiling mien gave hope to the weak and charged his environment to shoot for the stars. Ever willing and eager to please others even at great personal cost. He was a medical doctor that was in his element growing and saving lives. May God bless the family with peace and joy that symbolised all that he lived for.
Annastasia Alonge from The Capital Assembly Abuja wrote on July 17, 2020 at 8:47 pm:
May his soul rest in perfect peace at the bossom of our father. Lord comfort the family in the way only You can!!!
May his soul rest in perfect peace at the bossom of our father.
Lord comfort the family in the way only You can!!!
Toun koko Tuakli- Lawson from Lagos, Nigeria wrote on July 17, 2020 at 8:46 pm:
He was my cousin but I called him Uncle Lovette. Goodnight to a very special human being. Prof (Dr) Lovett Lawson. Your light shone very bright and all so suddenly, out it went. Thank you for serving humanity. The lives you touched will always remember you. Zankli Hospital staff, patients and friends will miss you. Most of all your family,... Read more
He was my cousin but I called him Uncle Lovette. Goodnight to a very special human being. Prof (Dr) Lovett Lawson. Your light shone very bright and all so suddenly, out it went. Thank you for serving humanity. The lives you touched will always remember you. Zankli Hospital staff, patients and friends will miss you. Most of all your family, yes your family; nuclear and extended, will miss you. My heart is broken, I am devastated. It's a black day for me. Goodbye Uncle Lovett, goodnight. To live in the hearts of those you love is never to die. You will forever remain in my heart and I'm sure you know that too. This is a bit too hard for me. Have mercy o Lord, please have mercy.
Dr Michael Egbejumi-David from Abuja wrote on July 17, 2020 at 8:36 pm:
Thanks, Dr Lawson. Your beautiful legacy lives on, Prof.
Thanks, Dr Lawson. Your beautiful legacy lives on, Prof.
Rev Engr Victor & Vido Akpan from Lagos, Nigeria. wrote on July 17, 2020 at 8:27 pm:
Prof. Lovette Lawson, fondly called Lovett was an epitome and distributor of kindness. He was a unifier, connecting the Lawson family home and those in diaspora in Love and Unity, and making them have a taste of the milk of human kindness. These attributes of his also impacted all around him. Sometime ago while my wife was in Abuja and... Read more
Prof. Lovette Lawson, fondly called Lovett was an epitome and distributor of kindness. He was a unifier, connecting the Lawson family home and those in diaspora in Love and Unity, and making them have a taste of the milk of human kindness. These attributes of his also impacted all around him. Sometime ago while my wife was in Abuja and there was the need of paying the professional Annual Company subscription (COREN), he did not waste time in meeting that need immediately before it was known to me in Lagos. When our son, Samuel, was one of the winners of an essay competition of the Nigeria Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Lagos Chapter, he sent an encouraging congratulatory message.
Lovett, Fo Tei(as my wife called him) carried around him an air of balance, stability and excellence. This is attested to by many accolades in his gallery. His departure was shocking and painful leaving behind a vacuum in the hearts of many which only God Almighty can fill. It also leaves a message to all and sundry that this world is not the final bus-stop in God's plan of eternity. We will miss him, but one day, each and everyone will have to depart.
Adieu Lovett, Fo Tei
Rev Engr Victor and Vido Akpan.
Felix Ogedegbe from Cedarcrest Hospitals wrote on July 17, 2020 at 8:23 pm:
Your passing is just unbelievable. No one could have thought this would happen. When I came to Abuja, you took me on an impressive unforgettable tour of your hospital, even letting me know what the revenues were. That really spurred me on. At the very beginning of this present episode, you hosted the GMD to a meeting at Zankli, to... Read more
Your passing is just unbelievable. No one could have thought this would happen. When I came to Abuja, you took me on an impressive unforgettable tour of your hospital, even letting me know what the revenues were. That really spurred me on. At the very beginning of this present episode, you hosted the GMD to a meeting at Zankli, to think together of ways to deal with this unfolding pandemic. Who would have thought?
Rest in Peace Sir, God bless and receive you. This pain is plenty.
Ademola Oremosu-Prof wrote on July 17, 2020 at 8:03 pm:
I know Prof Lawson only in the last two years at our Alumni high table dinner of the College of medicine University of Lagos. I quintessential dresser, a generous giver and a great medical entrepreneur. Adieu Prof. May God grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. May his gentle soul rest in peace
I know Prof Lawson only in the last two years at our Alumni high table dinner of the College of medicine University of Lagos. I quintessential dresser, a generous giver and a great medical entrepreneur. Adieu Prof. May God grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. May his gentle soul rest in peace
Ladies of Knight. from Methodist church Abuja wrote on July 17, 2020 at 7:54 pm:
The news of your demise was a very shocking and devastating one to us! Prof, you were a gentle, humble a man of great reputation, A WORTHY KNIGH of Methodist Church of Nigeria. Pro, your legacy will continue to live in our hearts forever. It is difficult to to say goodbye, but we learnt to mourn like believers in eternity.... Read more
The news of your demise was a very shocking and devastating one to us! Prof, you were a gentle, humble a man of great reputation, A WORTHY KNIGH of Methodist Church of Nigeria. Pro, your legacy will continue to live in our hearts forever. It is difficult to to say goodbye, but we learnt to mourn like believers in eternity. Rest In Peace. Adieu. From Ladies of Knight. Abuja.
Pharm Oladapo Adebosin. FPCP.MBA. from Getzpharma Mgr, Abuja. wrote on July 17, 2020 at 7:47 pm:
I meet Prof Lawson 20 years ago, he advice me as a young rep, willing and determined to excelled in my carrier, to be focused and resilience in my journey. Prof is a brother, uncle, father and a role model. May his soul rest in peace. I pray for family the fortitude to bear the loss and grace to continue... Read more
I meet Prof Lawson 20 years ago, he advice me as a young rep, willing and determined to excelled in my carrier, to be focused and resilience in my journey. Prof is a brother, uncle, father and a role model. May his soul rest in peace. I pray for family the fortitude to bear the loss and grace to continue his good work. RIP Prof...We miss you..
Vicky Lawson from Lagos Nigeria wrote on July 17, 2020 at 6:55 pm:
Hmm...........Never imagined writing a tribute so soon for you my handsome,full of fun, lively, heart of gold Egbon .God understands everything. May your gentle soul find sweet repose with your maker.Amen. May God grant your siblings,wife children & grand children the strength to bear this huge loss . May God grant you eternal rest and keep your family safe 🙏😇
Hmm...........Never imagined writing a tribute so soon for you my handsome,full of fun, lively, heart of gold Egbon .God understands everything.
May your gentle soul find sweet repose with your maker.Amen.
May God grant your siblings,wife children & grand children the strength to bear this huge loss .
May God grant you eternal rest and keep your family safe 🙏😇
Dr Femi Olagbaiye and Dr Dare Demuren from United Kingdom wrote on July 17, 2020 at 6:16 pm:
In Memoriam - Professor Lovett Lawson It is with heavy hearts that we write this in memory of our friend and classmate, Prof. Lovett Latevi Lawson ( “Lovy “as we used to call him) Our parts crossed in 1969, when we started at the “College of Medicine of the University of Lagos”, Idiaraba, where, as young 19/20yr olds, we were... Read more
In Memoriam - Professor Lovett Lawson

It is with heavy hearts that we write this in memory of our friend and classmate, Prof. Lovett Latevi Lawson ( “Lovy “as we used to call him)
Our parts crossed in 1969, when we started at the “College of Medicine of the University of Lagos”, Idiaraba, where, as young 19/20yr olds, we were all keen to make impressions on one another. Meal-time was usually the time that we caught up with all the gist of the class. It didn’t take long for us to make friends with “Lovy “as he was very friendly, very polite and generous with his time. He was never short of jokes.

Having exited unexpectedly, today is our chance to honour and pour encomium on him, and to show appreciation for all those years of pleasant friendship. We feel that Lovett has gone too soon, and that God granted him only half the life that he should have. However, the memories that we shared with him will always bring joy to our hearts.
Lovett was warm, always welcoming, very kind and with a positive outlook on life. We spent five years of the medical school close together but thereafter kept in contact and related as a unit with other mates for the next forty-six years. After we graduated and completed our National youth service, he decided to be a family doctor so that he could continue to touch more lives and help the under-privileged. He did very well in Jos, before relocating to Abuja where he and his wife established a successful and prestigious medical practice. Lovett however remained approachable and ever ready to help those in need, and he never forgot his friends.
After his practice became successful, he decided to become a medical teacher, reaching the zenith of his profession as a Professor of Medicine at Bingham University in Nasarawa State. His students, colleagues and patients attest to his kindness and achievements, and have continued to pour accolades on him.
We are still struggling to believe that Lovett is truly gone. Romans 14: 7-8 states thus:

“For none of us lives for himself alone and none of dies for himself alone. If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord”

Goodbye our friend and classmate. We will all miss you a lot. Thank you for everything that you have done to promote our class and profession.
From,
Femi Olagbaiye and Dare Demuren (UK).
Tunde A wrote on July 17, 2020 at 6:03 pm:
Family Family Family , Every other thing was secondary. Put family around him and watch Love and happiness become contagious
Family Family Family , Every other thing was secondary. Put family around him and watch Love and happiness become contagious
Olaide Amodemaja Adejoh from Abuja wrote on July 17, 2020 at 5:19 pm:
The news of your demise was a shocked to my family, Prof, You were a great man,fun to be with, my husband and I still spoke about you before your demise,about the gift you gave to us few days before our wedding day. You were a big support for us, we will forever be grateful, May God grant you enternal... Read more
The news of your demise was a shocked to my family, Prof, You were a great man,fun to be with, my husband and I still spoke about you before your demise,about the gift you gave to us few days before our wedding day. You were a big support for us, we will forever be grateful, May God grant you enternal rest in his bosom, and grant all members of the family fortitude to bear the loss. Rest on Daddy
Abiodun Ezekiel from Methodist church Carthral Wuse Abuja wrote on July 17, 2020 at 5:04 pm:
Professor Lovet Lawson. ____________________ The book of Ecclesiastes 3: v 1 - 2 says: To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;... May God grant his soul eternal rest.... Read more
Professor Lovet Lawson.
____________________
The book of Ecclesiastes 3: v 1 - 2 says:
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;...
May God grant his soul eternal rest.
REST IN PERFECT PEACE ON THE BOSOM OF YOUR LORD.
FROM ABIODUN EZEKIEL
Bayo Awosemo from Abuja wrote on July 17, 2020 at 4:59 pm:
Adieu my big brother and friend. Indeed an iroko has fallen! A very very good man you were. You will be fondly remembered for your large heart, kindness, humaneness, jollity, wisdom and intellect. Thank God for your life of achievements and fulfilment. You and your legacies will continue to live in our hearts forever. You will be sorely missed.
Adieu my big brother and friend. Indeed an iroko has fallen! A very very good man you were. You will be fondly remembered for your large heart, kindness, humaneness, jollity, wisdom and intellect. Thank God for your life of achievements and fulfilment. You and your legacies will continue to live in our hearts forever. You will be sorely missed.
Charles Ameh from Liverpool wrote on July 17, 2020 at 4:09 pm:
My dear Oga! Gone too, too soon!!! He was a good man! I am lost for words. Full of life, generous to a fault, compassionate, witty, charming! He had a very big heart. I was glad I met him and pray that his beloved wife and sons, are consoled by the impact he made on the lives of thousands of... Read more
My dear Oga! Gone too, too soon!!!
He was a good man! I am lost for words. Full of life, generous to a fault, compassionate, witty, charming! He had a very big heart.
I was glad I met him and pray that his beloved wife and sons, are consoled by the impact he made on the lives of thousands of people.
Only God knows why he took you away so soon, but your legacy will leave on!
May God console your family and grant them the strength to bear the loss.
We will miss you dearly.
Sleep well my dear Oga...sleep well, till we met again.
Pst. SHEM ADAH from Methodist Church Wuse Zone 3 wrote on July 17, 2020 at 3:50 pm:
Dr. Lawson as we have known him, a true father to all, a man of virtue, impeccable character worthy of true mentorship to which has begot many of Dr. Lawsons. With farenes and equity you embraced all. Indeed you live long in us as we reproduce your Total Believes in our everyday life. Rest in God, we will surely miss... Read more
Dr. Lawson as we have known him, a true father to all, a man of virtue, impeccable character worthy of true mentorship to which has begot many of Dr. Lawsons. With farenes and equity you embraced all. Indeed you live long in us as we reproduce your Total Believes in our everyday life. Rest in God, we will surely miss you.
PST. Shem Adah
David Lawson from London wrote on July 17, 2020 at 3:48 pm:
My dear cousin Lovett, you really have left us way too early. You have been such a special figure for so many people, in so many lives, helping, guiding and literally saving us from harms way. Your legacy and spirit will be remembered by generations to come, and by those that you touched with your wisdom and magnanimity. May you... Read more
My dear cousin Lovett, you really have left us way too early. You have been such a special figure for so many people, in so many lives, helping, guiding and literally saving us from harms way. Your legacy and spirit will be remembered by generations to come, and by those that you touched with your wisdom and magnanimity. May you continue on your eternal journey of peace. Love from David and Jackie
Mrs Dupe Makinde from Ontario Canada wrote on July 17, 2020 at 3:11 pm:
It is with great sadness of heart that I write to say goodbye. Cuz ever since I can remember as a little girl, you are always joyful and delightful to be around. Your warm and loving welcoming greetings; whenever I see you or talk to you after many months and years, always makes my heart glad. I can not say... Read more
It is with great sadness of heart that I write to say goodbye. Cuz ever since I can remember as a little girl, you are always joyful and delightful to be around. Your warm and loving welcoming greetings; whenever I see you or talk to you after many months and years, always makes my heart glad. I can not say much, for so much talk can not change the situation of things but only add sorrow and pain to my heart. May your soul rest on. May your great legacy continue on. My family and I pray for your wife and children that God will fill every vaccum in their heart and give them beauty for ashes. Brother Loveth rest in peace in the bossom of your maker.
Blessing Ugochukwu from Methodist Cathedral of Unity, Wuse, Abuja wrote on July 17, 2020 at 2:50 pm:
PEACE, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin? The blood of Jesus whispers peace within. Prof. Sir Lovett Lawson, Daddy you were indeed a great, lovely and caring man. We have indeed lost a wonderful Daddy. Your hospitality and caring to humanity is second to none. You will be greatly be miss Sir, Wesley Guild Society will miss you,... Read more
PEACE, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin?
The blood of Jesus whispers peace within.
Prof. Sir Lovett Lawson, Daddy you were indeed a great, lovely and caring man. We have indeed lost a wonderful Daddy. Your hospitality and caring to humanity is second to none. You will be greatly be miss Sir, Wesley Guild Society will miss you, Cathedral of Unity Wuse, will miss you. Rest on Daddy till the resurrection morning when we shall meet to part no more.
Prof Ode Ojowu wrote on July 17, 2020 at 2:41 pm:
Dear Prof Lawson, Death is inevitable, but it was not obvious that you would be the next victim. You taught others in the household of God how to stay safe from Covid-19, yet became its victim in the line of duty. What tragedy when the caregiver leaves his beneficiaries behind without the opportunity to say good bye. You were quiet... Read more
Dear Prof Lawson,
Death is inevitable, but it was not obvious that you would be the next victim. You taught others in the household of God how to stay safe from Covid-19, yet became its victim in the line of duty. What tragedy when the caregiver leaves his beneficiaries behind without the opportunity to say good bye. You were quiet yet visible in every area of human service. You cared for me without asking for a reward. You ran a private hospital in the public interest. I will miss you as a friend and the services you render.
My prayer is that the Almighty will give your amiable and able wife and the children the strength to keep the family legacy on course.
So very difficult to say good bye to you, but we learn to mourn like believers in Eternity.

Adieu Lovett.
Ode Ojowu
Gemeda Bora from Ethiopia wrote on July 17, 2020 at 2:41 pm:
Am overwhelmingly shocked hearing an unfortunate and sudden death of professor Lovett. It's a huge loss for the family, Nigeria, the academic world and all of us. Professor Lovett was such a humble, kind, caring, loving and friendly person though he was a person with high profile. May God Almighty give enduring comfort for the family, friends and the academic... Read more
Am overwhelmingly shocked hearing an unfortunate and sudden death of professor Lovett. It's a huge loss for the family, Nigeria, the academic world and all of us.
Professor Lovett was such a humble, kind, caring, loving and friendly person though he was a person with high profile.
May God Almighty give enduring comfort for the family, friends and the academic world and may his soul rest in peace.
Gemeda Bora from Ethiopia wrote on July 17, 2020 at 2:41 pm:
Am overwhelmingly shocked hearing an unfortunate and sudden death of professor Lovett. It's a huge loss for the family, Nigeria, the academic world and all of us. Professor Lovett was such a humble, kind, caring, loving and friendly person though he was a person with high profile. May God Almighty give enduring comfort for the family, friends and the academic... Read more
Am overwhelmingly shocked hearing an unfortunate and sudden death of professor Lovett. It's a huge loss for the family, Nigeria, the academic world and all of us.
Professor Lovett was such a humble, kind, caring, loving and friendly person though he was a person with high profile.
May God Almighty give enduring comfort for the family, friends and the academic world and may his soul rest in peace.
Mr & Mrs Akintunde Coker from Cathedral of Unity Wuse II,Abuja wrote on July 17, 2020 at 2:10 pm:
Professor was a Father to all. May his soul RIP.
Professor was a Father to all. May his soul RIP.
Anonymous from Methodist cathedral of Unity Abuja wrote on July 17, 2020 at 2:07 pm:
I remember how much you loved your wife the day you spoke in Sunday school about her, I remember praying and asking God for an Awesome husband like you are to your wife. Rest in peace great Sir you will be greatly missed. May God grant your family, loved ones and the church the fortitude to bear the loss. Amen
I remember how much you loved your wife the day you spoke in Sunday school about her, I remember praying and asking God for an Awesome husband like you are to your wife. Rest in peace great Sir you will be greatly missed. May God grant your family, loved ones and the church the fortitude to bear the loss. Amen
DR SEGUN KEYI, CHIEF MEDICAL DIRECTOR LAFIAK HOSPITAL ABAJI ABUJA from ABAJI FCT NIGERIA wrote on July 17, 2020 at 1:42 pm:
You informed us via the WhatsApp platform of the Guild of Medical Directors Abuja of your Covid 19 status and of your admission at the National Hospital Abuja only for us to get the shocking news of your demise less than one week later. What a great loss to the Nigerian medical community. We mourn you and pray for God... Read more
You informed us via the WhatsApp platform of the Guild of Medical Directors Abuja of your Covid 19 status and of your admission at the National Hospital Abuja only for us to get the shocking news of your demise less than one week later. What a great loss to the Nigerian medical community. We mourn you and pray for God to grant your gentle soul eternal rest. Rest on noble Colleague. We will all miss you.
Engr. Dr. Bunmi Coker from Methodist Cathedral of Unity, Wuse, Abuja. wrote on July 17, 2020 at 12:41 pm:
5-Star General, Professor of Medicine and Grand Patron of the Association of Methodist Brigade in the Vineyard of the Almighty God, you treated and looked after others and with God on your side, they got well and better. When it was your time to be treated and looked after to get well and better, the Almighty God decided that it... Read more
5-Star General, Professor of Medicine and Grand Patron of the Association of Methodist Brigade in the Vineyard of the Almighty God, you treated and looked after others and with God on your side, they got well and better.

When it was your time to be treated and looked after to get well and better, the Almighty God decided that it was time for you to come back home and rest with Him eternally.

How can and who are we to question His decisions and actions?

Honestly, your exit was so sudden, shocking and unbelievably devastating but to God be the glory, honour and adoration because, you came, you saw and you have conquered as an embodiment of hardwork, professionalism, selflessness, friendliness, humility, love, truth and sincerity.

Continue to rest in peace at the bosom of your Creator, my beloved birthday mate till we meet at the feet of our Lord Jesus Christ, to part no more.

We love you but God loves you most. I shall miss you sorely and dearly.

May the Almighty comfort and console us all, especially your immediate family members.

Good night, Sir Prof. Lovett Lawson, KJW, JP.
Dr. Martin J.T. Wilczek former Chief Medical Director Julius Berger Medical Services from Germany wrote on July 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm:
It's hard to say the final good bye when you are far away, but feel like being close by heart. I was working with Lovett for many years and I was one of the people who told him: Come to Abuja, that's the place to be! He started the terrific Zankli Hospital, built it up to a most reputable medical... Read more
It's hard to say the final good bye when you are far away, but feel like being close by heart. I was working with Lovett for many years and I was one of the people who told him: Come to Abuja, that's the place to be! He started the terrific Zankli Hospital, built it up to a most reputable medical facility in the Federal Capital and a real centre of excellence. On top he was very active in organizing and supporting the interesting conferences and meetings for the medical community. Not to forget that Lovett - whom I dare to call a friend - was not only working hard, but had a good sense of humor and loved to party and celebrate with friends. My wife and I remember several evenings spent together with him and his charming wife. It's hard to believe that we shall not meet again in this life! May your gentle soul rest in eternal peace! Our thoughts are with your loved ones!
Yewande Usman from Methodist Cathedral of Unity, Abuja wrote on July 17, 2020 at 11:45 am:
Prof was a big brother, a friend and a father. Always after the welfare of others. Always encouraging one to work for God. Always inspiring one to give one's best in whatever endeavour one was doing. A mentor extraordinaire, kindhearted, loving and jovial. Principled in all that he does. He served humanity and God and achieved much whilst making the... Read more
Prof was a big brother, a friend and a father. Always after the welfare of others. Always encouraging one to work for God. Always inspiring one to give one's best in whatever endeavour one was doing. A mentor extraordinaire, kindhearted, loving and jovial. Principled in all that he does. He served humanity and God and achieved much whilst making the most of the life he was given.

He always put me at ease and made me feel very much a part of the family. Rest in peace Sir and May the good Lord comfort my sister and the entire family.
Sis Elizabeth A. Ajose from Cathedral of Unity, Wuse, Abuja. wrote on July 17, 2020 at 11:39 am:
In fact, you are the helper of the helpless on earth, rescuer of a disturbed heart. You made me to know more about THIS JESUS. Which is helping me in my Christ like life today. You are a true lover of Christ because you never discriminate in your dealings. God Almighty loves you more than we prove to love you... Read more
In fact, you are the helper of the helpless on earth, rescuer of a disturbed heart. You made me to know more about THIS JESUS. Which is helping me in my Christ like life today. You are a true lover of Christ because you never discriminate in your dealings. God Almighty loves you more than we prove to love you and that is why you are resting in His bosom. You have come seen and conquered. Sleep well sa. Adieu sa.
Dr. Uchenna Anyanwu from Gwagwalada, Abuja wrote on July 17, 2020 at 11:09 am:
Am short of words to describe this rare gem. He was a father to me, took me as his son, encouraged me in medical school in UNIABUJA when things was stagnated due to delay to secure accreditation. He supported greatly my book titled, "When faced with difficulties beyond your strength" and we discussed on writing a book about him which... Read more
Am short of words to describe this rare gem. He was a father to me, took me as his son, encouraged me in medical school in UNIABUJA when things was stagnated due to delay to secure accreditation. He supported greatly my book titled, "When faced with difficulties beyond your strength" and we discussed on writing a book about him which will be unveiled on his birthday. The news was a shock to me. I am consoled knowing fully well that he served God with everything he had. I pray daily for you that your soul rest in the bosom of our Saviour Jesus Christ. Sir, I will miss you.
Lady Blessing Ebonguko from Cathedral of Unity, Abuja wrote on July 17, 2020 at 11:03 am:
What a great loss to the World, Prof will be missed by so many especially the church, he was the one everyone run to for help and he will never hold back from assisting. A pillar of the church is gone, your loving marriage was an inspiration to many. My heart goes out to his family and my prayers are... Read more
What a great loss to the World, Prof will be missed by so many especially the church, he was the one everyone run to for help and he will never hold back from assisting. A pillar of the church is gone, your loving marriage was an inspiration to many. My heart goes out to his family and my prayers are with everyone he was a blessing to. Sir, rest in God's bosom.
Mr Moses Idah from Leeds, UK wrote on July 17, 2020 at 10:05 am:
I first met Prof. L. Lawson and his wife in Jos in 1984/85. Subsequently we moved to Abuja, though I did before them. All through our interaction, up to his d.o.d, he never deviated from his hard work, humility and generosity. He will be remembered for these and more. God bless his wife, children and loved ones. Mr Moses Idah,... Read more
I first met Prof. L. Lawson and his wife in Jos in 1984/85. Subsequently we moved to Abuja, though I did before them.
All through our interaction, up to his d.o.d, he never deviated from his hard work, humility and generosity. He will be remembered for these and more.
God bless his wife, children and loved ones.
Mr Moses Idah, FRCOG.
Prof Isaac Adewole from College of Medicine,University of Ibadan,Ibadan,Nigeria wrote on July 17, 2020 at 8:47 am:
I received the news of his demise with shock. It is difficult for me to come to terms with the reality that Prof lawson is no more. A very passionate man on issues of infectious diseases but with a special interest in TB. My first encounter with him as Minister of Health in 2016 kick started my journey to become... Read more
I received the news of his demise with shock. It is difficult for me to come to terms with the reality that Prof lawson is no more. A very passionate man on issues of infectious diseases but with a special interest in TB. My first encounter with him as Minister of Health in 2016 kick started my journey to become a TB champion. May his kind and gentle soul rest in peace.
Godspower Asika from PPC Limited wrote on July 17, 2020 at 8:37 am:
Prof., you lived a life many can only dream of, you treated everyone fairly and always looked at the bigger picture. You touched countless lives with your passion for health and wellbeing.. It's really hard to accept that you are left us. We know you still live in our hearts and we will continue with all you have instilled in... Read more
Prof., you lived a life many can only dream of, you treated everyone fairly and always looked at the bigger picture. You touched countless lives with your passion for health and wellbeing.. It's really hard to accept that you are left us. We know you still live in our hearts and we will continue with all you have instilled in us. Rest in peace Prof.
Kyenret Habakkuk wrote on July 17, 2020 at 7:27 am:
My dearest Dr Lawson, I still remember jumping in excitement that morning we spoke shortly after my rounds which the first time in a long while because I was finally going to get my chance of returning the injection I promised you decades ago or so I thought. You've been an inspiration right from my delivery and the world will... Read more
My dearest Dr Lawson, I still remember jumping in excitement that morning we spoke shortly after my rounds which the first time in a long while because I was finally going to get my chance of returning the injection I promised you decades ago or so I thought.
You've been an inspiration right from my delivery and the world will definitely miss having you in person but the footprints you left live on. I'm glad you got a chance to know I made it to the medical field and didn't forget you while at it. I wouldn't forget our conversations and the words of wisdom you shared.
May God give your family the comfort required in this new phase as you rest with the Lord.
Aliu O. Akano from Abuja wrote on July 17, 2020 at 7:26 am:
May his ever gentle soul Rest In Peace. He was one of the most wonderful persons I have known in life. Warm, always smiling. Very committed goals getter He has definitely left a big vacuum but the many legacies he also left may comfort us to act properly in his remembrance. May God Almighty comfort his immediate family and the... Read more
May his ever gentle soul Rest In Peace.
He was one of the most wonderful persons I have known in life. Warm, always smiling. Very committed goals getter
He has definitely left a big vacuum but the many legacies he also left may comfort us to act properly in his remembrance.
May God Almighty comfort his immediate family and the #StopTBN #Partnership family.
Dr Ikechukwu MBAH from Federal Medical Centre, Keffi wrote on July 17, 2020 at 7:25 am:
Prof Lawson was indeed a big brother I looked up to in medicine. He was an inspiration to me in particular especially when, though in private practice, went into academics with full vigour, saw it all and conquered becoming a professor! Our path actually crossed when he started that sojourn in Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. I came into Zankli... Read more
Prof Lawson was indeed a big brother I looked up to in medicine. He was an inspiration to me in particular especially when, though in private practice, went into academics with full vigour, saw it all and conquered becoming a professor!
Our path actually crossed when he started that sojourn in Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. I came into Zankli Medical Centre then as a Consultant Physician and he made enter into his big shoe (of taking care of all his medical patients) while he was away. And at his return after a year or so, he liked what I did and we became very close friends. He actually believed in me and would not hesitate to tell anyone he came across what a wonderful physician Dr Mbah is.
We've remained good friends since then, even when I left Zankli Medical Centre as a staff.
In Bingham University, where he founded a research laboratory, he invited me to join him as a deputy chairman of the laboratory and did a letter to that effect, copying the university VC and LSTM (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine).
Time and space will not permit me to write more about the person of Prof Lovett Lawson but suffice it to say that he came into the medical world and changed the narrative. His life on earth impacted many both in the medical field and outside medicine.
A philanthropist per excellence. A man with a heart of gold and full of humour.
We will real miss the person of Prof Lovett Lawson.
Sleep on Prof. Farewell. Till we meet to part no more. Adieu dear worthy compatriot.
May God give your immediate family and the medical family at large the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable and colossal loss. May your gentle soul RIPP. Amen.
Pastor Olugbenga Joel from Abuja wrote on July 17, 2020 at 7:23 am:
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. May God keep the family of Prof. Lovett Lawson ( biological and professional) in good shape forever inJesus name . A Dieu Prof.
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. May God keep the family of Prof. Lovett Lawson ( biological and professional) in good shape forever inJesus name . A Dieu Prof.
Temilade Ayanwola from Abuja, Nigeria wrote on July 17, 2020 at 7:22 am:
He was the best lecturer anyone could ask for, he was very passionate about his students.He treated us like we were his children not his students.I pray God comforts your family in this trying time.You will be greatly missed Prof.Rest in the blossom of the Lord.
He was the best lecturer anyone could ask for, he was very passionate about his students.He treated us like we were his children not his students.I pray God comforts your family in this trying time.You will be greatly missed Prof.Rest in the blossom of the Lord.
Dolapo Adeite from lagos wrote on July 17, 2020 at 7:18 am:
May the good Lord bless the soul of this brilliant medical mind in the bossom of the Lord.Rest in peace a Scion of the Lawson family .
May the good Lord bless the soul of this brilliant medical mind in the bossom of the Lord.Rest in peace a Scion of the Lawson family .
Elizabeth ENE Dakaru from Wuse, Abuja wrote on July 17, 2020 at 7:11 am:
Prof. Lawson, may the soul of Oga rest in peace, may the Almighty God give the family and the medical professional the fortitude to bear the irreparable lost.i share the pain with our friend Mrs Lawson,, it is not easy considering the love and humility of Oga. God almighty will strengthen you to bear this irreparable lost in Jesus name.... Read more
Prof. Lawson, may the soul of Oga rest in peace, may the Almighty God give the family and the medical professional the fortitude to bear the irreparable lost.i share the pain with our friend Mrs Lawson,, it is not easy considering the love and humility of Oga. God almighty will strengthen you to bear this irreparable lost in Jesus name. Adieu
Bandele Makanjuola from Reading. UK wrote on July 17, 2020 at 5:38 am:
Lovett free to sleep in the bosom of the Lord. No more pains no more sorrows and no more anguish. The Almighty loves you more. You have been selfless since we were young. I remember you taking up the responsibility of my brother in Form 1 when you were in Sixth Form. Didun didun ni iranti olododo. Sun re. Amin
Lovett free to sleep in the bosom of the Lord. No more pains no more sorrows and no more anguish. The Almighty loves you more. You have been selfless since we were young. I remember you taking up the responsibility of my brother in Form 1 when you were in Sixth Form.
Didun didun ni iranti olododo. Sun re. Amin
Tonia Adadevoh from USA wrote on July 17, 2020 at 2:37 am:
Brother Lovett, thank you so much for being a big brother to all of us. You will be truly missed. May your wonderful soul rest in perfect peace. My heartfelt sympathy to your wife, children, grandchildren, sister, brothers, and the whole extended family. As I always said to you, you were our "Olori ebi". Sleep and take your rest.
Brother Lovett, thank you so much for being a big brother to all of us. You will be truly missed. May your wonderful soul rest in perfect peace. My heartfelt sympathy to your wife, children, grandchildren, sister, brothers, and the whole extended family. As I always said to you, you were our "Olori ebi". Sleep and take your rest.
Mrs Ifeoluwa Akanbi from Illinois, United States wrote on July 17, 2020 at 2:05 am:
Lovett was a family man to the core who didn't just care for his immediate nuclear family but the extended as well. It is not how long, but much your life has been a blessing. Your foot prints are Monumental. We love you but God loved you most.Continue to rest in the Lord till we meet to part no more.... Read more
Lovett was a family man to the core who didn't just care for his immediate nuclear family but the extended as well. It is not how long, but much your life has been a blessing. Your foot prints are Monumental.
We love you but God loved you most.Continue to rest in the Lord till we meet to part no more.
My sister (Funke) will be taken care of as you want.
REST IN PERFECT PEACE PROF.
Dr Akande Ezekiel from Federal Medical Centre Keffi wrote on July 17, 2020 at 12:58 am:
May your soul rest in God's bosom. I have not met in person, I have however head nice things about you. It is an ultimate price everyone must pay someday. We take solace in the believe that where you are now is far better than here. May God grant your family, friends, loved ones and colleagues the fortitude to bear... Read more
May your soul rest in God's bosom.
I have not met in person, I have however head nice things about you.
It is an ultimate price everyone must pay someday. We take solace in the believe that where you are now is far better than here.
May God grant your family, friends, loved ones and colleagues the fortitude to bear your loss.
Adieu.
The Oguntimirins from Lagos wrote on July 17, 2020 at 12:10 am:
Uncle Lovett, May your soul rest in perfect peace and be with those you left behind.
Uncle Lovett, May your soul rest in perfect peace and be with those you left behind.
Senator Olugbenga Obadara from Lagos, Nigeria wrote on July 16, 2020 at 11:52 pm:
A VERY CARING AND CHARMING EGBON, GOODNIGHT!!! EGBON, it was unbelievable to hear that you have gone back to your Creator. Totally short of words and bewildered for a very long time to come to reality that it has indeed happened. You were extremely passionate and dedicated about your profession to the extent that you made me feel at home... Read more
A VERY CARING AND CHARMING EGBON, GOODNIGHT!!!

EGBON, it was unbelievable to hear that you have gone back to your Creator. Totally short of words and bewildered for a very long time to come to reality that it has indeed happened. You were extremely passionate and dedicated about your profession to the extent that you made me feel at home every time I have to seek attention for my health which you usually advise me to take seriously.

I never knew it would be the last time I will physically see you when in February 2018, that I had to come from Lagos to be in your hospital for a proper care which I knew I will surely get the best. Your lovely wife and your good self showed me the expected care and deep competence throughout my five days stay at your hospital and this followed throughout my medical sojourn in London.

You were kind hearted and anytime we talk it is always a concern about my wellbeing and taking time to rest, how come you have to succumb to death at this time we need you most? We cannot query God for He knows the best at all times and there cannot be answer to many if's that came to mind.

Yours was not only issue of medical attentions to me but a caring and detailed brotherhood concern at all times we met or discussed on the phone. You made it a duty to check on me many times a week through phone calls during my medical attention in London and when I returned to Nigeria. You game me the confidence and assurance that our medical industry is reliable and improving in Nigeria despite all challenges. Alas!!! Why do you have to leave at this time when the Nation needs you most Egbon.

Egbon, you will be surely missed no doubt, but thanking God that you have played your part positively to the development of medicine in Nigeria both in academics and practise. More so, as an entrepreneur that raised, mentor and touched many uncountable people in the profession.

My prayers goes to your dear wife, my dear sister, Funke and the children for God to give them the strength to be able to bear this irreparable and the fortitude to withstand this heavy loss. Same goes to the extended and Zankli family.
MRS Tayo Uriri from United kingdom. Hertfordshire wrote on July 16, 2020 at 11:13 pm:
Uncle Lovett even now it's hard to believe you are gone but I will remember you for your witty sense of humour and as the Doctor who could make a woman in labour laugh . I don't remember you ever being angry but you were sure to speak your mind . . You loved life and polo and you loved... Read more
Uncle Lovett even now it's hard to believe you are gone but I will remember you for your witty sense of humour and as the Doctor who could make a woman in labour laugh . I don't remember you ever being angry but you were sure to speak your mind . . You loved life and polo and you loved your Family most . You will surely be missed. Rest in peace Uncle Lovitto. I miss you already.
Olusegun Michael Akinwande from NCDC wrote on July 16, 2020 at 11:04 pm:
You are a perfect description of “You only live once” Like you’ll always ask me “Segun kini nkan”. For us, it was trust at first sight. With you every phone call ends with “cheers” I’ll miss you indeed “My Guy” I wish I can wake up from this dream. Rest in the Lords bosom.
You are a perfect description of “You only live once”
Like you’ll always ask me “Segun kini nkan”. For us, it was trust at first sight. With you every phone call ends with “cheers” I’ll miss you indeed “My Guy” I wish I can wake up from this dream. Rest in the Lords bosom.
James Momoh Jimoh from Social Plus Africa TV Abuja wrote on July 16, 2020 at 10:55 pm:
Dad i miss you, your exit to the world beyond is still like a dream to me, I will miss your word of encouragement, your good deed and prayers, and I know that you are at the right hand of our lord jesus Christ now. I pray that God will grant your entire family the heart to bear the lose.... Read more
Dad i miss you, your exit to the world beyond is still like a dream to me, I will miss your word of encouragement, your good deed and prayers, and I know that you are at the right hand of our lord jesus Christ now.
I pray that God will grant your entire family the heart to bear the lose.
Dad I will miss you till we meet and part no more.
May your soul continue to rest in peace. Amen
Olufemi Soyemi from Long Island NY wrote on July 16, 2020 at 10:28 pm:
I am glad God brought Professor Lawson, his wife and his family into my life when he did. He was a good man and lived a life worth emulating. He rewarded merit. This man helped me to bear some of my burden when I was caring for my terminally Ill father even when he had no obligation to do so.... Read more
I am glad God brought Professor Lawson, his wife and his family into my life when he did. He was a good man and lived a life worth emulating. He rewarded merit. This man helped me to bear some of my burden when I was caring for my terminally Ill father even when he had no obligation to do so. If there is a model for what a great Nigerian should be,he perfectly fits the bill. I commit him into the hands of the almighty for a deserved rest. May God be with his family and strengthen and prosper the works of their hands. Prof, Tope and Femi will miss you.
Dr. Ben Ikerionwu from University of Liverpool Alumni Network- Abuja/Northern Zone wrote on July 16, 2020 at 10:26 pm:
Prof. Lovett Lawson: MY GREAT MENTOR Your death shocked me and emotionally left me sad. I was only lifted by the strength of who you were and the knowledge you impacted into me. How can I forget the thorough reviews you gave my scientific papers and, sometimes sponsor their publications? You impacted greatly to the nation with your magnificent scientific... Read more
Prof. Lovett Lawson: MY GREAT MENTOR

Your death shocked me and emotionally left me sad.
I was only lifted by the strength of who you were and the knowledge you impacted into me.

How can I forget the thorough reviews you gave my scientific papers and, sometimes sponsor their publications?

You impacted greatly to the nation with your magnificent scientific knowledge and pursuit of the eradication of Tuberculosis. This memory will be indelible; your prudence always to be remembered by the scientific world. Your humility is unparalleled.

I commiserate with your wife and your family; the staffers of Zankli Hospital, Abuja; the academic community through Bingham University, Karu, University of Lagos and the University of Liverpool, England; The Guild of Hospital Directors, Nigeria and the Nigerian Medical Association; the University of Liverpool Alumni Association in Nigeria and her Abuja/Northern Zone were you fondly called me, "Sir;" and the Christian Community. Small wonder you were a Knight.

Though, I will miss you physically, your inspiration to me will be there to remember. The Lord will give us the needed energy to bear your departure from us.

Rest in peace my elderly good friend!
Dr. Muktar A. Gadanya, MFR from Kano wrote on July 16, 2020 at 10:23 pm:
He was respected across the Nation, and across its various divides. He will be surely sorely missed.
He was respected across the Nation, and across its various divides. He will be surely sorely missed.
Hajarat Ololu-Zubair from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia wrote on July 16, 2020 at 10:04 pm:
Prof. Lawson was not just an Employer, but a father to many. He made everyone of us at Zankli Medical Centre feel at home, a big happy family. You will surely be missed. May the good Lord bless your soul and strengthen your family to bear the loss. Adieu Prof
Prof. Lawson was not just an Employer, but a father to many. He made everyone of us at Zankli Medical Centre feel at home, a big happy family. You will surely be missed. May the good Lord bless your soul and strengthen your family to bear the loss. Adieu Prof
Dcn Oliver Okeregwu from Katamtpe New Extension, Abuja wrote on July 16, 2020 at 9:51 pm:
My Oga , My Trustee Member , highly respected , loved by All , definitely We all shall mix your Humour , your show of fairness on issues that border on all us , Adieu , my Prof, our Prof , we will take solace to the fact that ur love ❤️ for all concerned can not be measured ,... Read more
My Oga , My Trustee Member , highly respected , loved by All , definitely We all shall mix your Humour , your show of fairness on issues that border on all us , Adieu , my Prof, our Prof , we will take solace to the fact that ur love ❤️ for all concerned can not be measured , Sleep well
Remi Akinmade from University of Liverpool Alumni wrote on July 16, 2020 at 9:27 pm:
My condolences to the family, colleagues, friends and associates. May his gentle soul Rest In Peace.
My condolences to the family, colleagues, friends and associates. May his gentle soul Rest In Peace.
Nkechi Bosah from Abuja wrote on July 16, 2020 at 9:07 pm:
So sad! This is beyond pain, such a fine gentleman, met him when he was planning his son's wedding ceremony which took place in our Hotel in Abuja two years ago . Prof Lawson was a very kind and amiable man, down to earth and caring. May God Almighty grant him Paradise: and provide sufficient fortitude for the family he... Read more
So sad! This is beyond pain, such a fine gentleman, met him when he was planning his son's wedding ceremony which took place in our Hotel in Abuja two years ago . Prof Lawson was a very kind and amiable man, down to earth and caring. May God Almighty grant him Paradise: and provide sufficient fortitude for the family he has left behind especially his beautiful wife, Dr Funke Lawson.
Hajiya Amina zanna Ibrahim from Katampe extension abuja wrote on July 16, 2020 at 9:03 pm:
May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace Ameen! May God give the entire family the fortitude to bear the loss Ameen. Pls accept our deepest condolences.
May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace Ameen!
May God give the entire family the fortitude to bear the loss Ameen. Pls accept our deepest condolences.
Kofo Famurewa (Nee Oyeyinka) from Kent, England (Trinity Methodist Church, London SE18) wrote on July 16, 2020 at 9:02 pm:
I am truly sorry at the passing of Prof. Lovett Lawson, who I’d known in my school days at Reagan through schools’ sports, social and cultural collaborations and later amongst friends In our teens. unbeknown to me until the sad news of his death I’ve been attending the same church with his son Femi and his daughter-in-law Derin, then came... Read more
I am truly sorry at the passing of Prof. Lovett Lawson, who I’d known in my school days at Reagan through schools’ sports, social and cultural collaborations and later amongst friends In our teens. unbeknown to me until the sad news of his death I’ve been attending the same church with his son Femi and his daughter-in-law Derin, then came along his amazing grandson Joshua. Both Femi and Derin give of their best to the service of my church and circuit as Steward and Tech Assistants projecting our services on screen with gentle humility and respect; always wanting to help in our church community. I am really sad for Femi and his family and pray that God will uphold them at this difficult time. To die but live in the hearts of those we love is not to die - from the outpouring of tributes and support for Professor Lawson, we know his great legacy will live on for ever. May his lovely soul Rest Peacefully and May God comfort His Wife and Children. Professor Lovett Lawson lived a highly commendable life - He is now in Glory
Aunty Maggie Allen from London UK wrote on July 16, 2020 at 8:47 pm:
My darling Prof. I'm rather short of words but I believe the Lord needs you. No doubt you're irreplaceable in the family and in many spheres of life. May God uphold your dear wife Funke, your Children, grandchildren and your siblings. Darling Lovitto we love you always and may you rest in your creator's blossom. Professor to moye, odigba o.... Read more
My darling Prof. I'm rather short of words but I believe the Lord needs you.
No doubt you're irreplaceable in the family and in many spheres of life.
May God uphold your dear wife Funke, your Children, grandchildren and your siblings.
Darling Lovitto we love you always and may you rest in your creator's blossom.
Professor to moye, odigba o. Adieu.
Bwakarshak, Habakkuk Emmanuel from Jos wrote on July 16, 2020 at 8:46 pm:
*Professor Lovett Lawson* You demonstrated Christlike humility as a professional physician and did the same in your private life. As an entrepreneur, you did excellently well in partnership business and later grew your private practice exceptionally and competed successfully to our admirations as business graduate. Your succession plan was perfect as your business ran in your absence while you dedicated... Read more
*Professor Lovett Lawson*
You demonstrated Christlike humility as a professional physician and did the same in your private life. As an entrepreneur, you did excellently well in partnership business and later grew your private practice exceptionally and competed successfully to our admirations as business graduate. Your succession plan was perfect as your business ran in your absence while you dedicated part of life, training and imparting your wealth of experience and knowledge to upcoming generation in your profession.
We became friends because you had and gave equal time to the low and high in your dealings and relationship.
You were a motivator and a role model per excellent to children (infants), a Christlike attitude. Your deposit of love and care for *yara kankanana* is my daughter Dr. Kyenret who took after you at age two and now pursuing her specialty masters in Moscow. Your words of encouragement to her when you spoke to her on phone was unique. Lawson why did you not wait, so these words “You gave me injection, okay wait, I will give you injection as a doctor when I grow up” spoken by baby Kyenret (1994) be fulfilled? God knows why. Lawson rest on and peaceful too. May God grand us all his peace and comfort the immediate family* . Bwakarshak, Habakkuk Emmanuel (FCIB)
Uchechi Ndukwe from Dipas Raven (BHU Alumni) wrote on July 16, 2020 at 8:26 pm:
Our most loved community medicine lecturer, the only community medicine class that had 100% attendance was yours, you brought so much fun along with you. Your age didn’t match your energy towards our future and the love you showed each of us. We miss you dearly and you’ll always be in our hearts. So long!
Our most loved community medicine lecturer, the only community medicine class that had 100% attendance was yours, you brought so much fun along with you. Your age didn’t match your energy towards our future and the love you showed each of us. We miss you dearly and you’ll always be in our hearts. So long!
Jogunola opeyemi Elizabeth from Lagos Nigeria wrote on July 16, 2020 at 8:16 pm:
Fare well until we meet at the throne of mercy in eternity. Good night Boss
Fare well until we meet at the throne of mercy in eternity. Good night Boss
Jane from Abuja wrote on July 16, 2020 at 8:16 pm:
Rest in peace prof.
Rest in peace prof.
Tunde Tifase from Abuja wrote on July 16, 2020 at 7:50 pm:
I met Prof closely for the first time during the 49th Union Conference, though I’ve heard so much about him and seen him from a distance. He was such a pleasant person who was always willing to show one around and offer words of advice and encouragements. He would surely be missed by the TB community and public health sector... Read more
I met Prof closely for the first time during the 49th Union Conference, though I’ve heard so much about him and seen him from a distance.
He was such a pleasant person who was always willing to show one around and offer words of advice and encouragements.
He would surely be missed by the TB community and public health sector as a whole.
May God give his family and all he left behind the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
God rest his soul.
Professor Amos Paul Bassi from Bingham University, Jos_Nigeria. wrote on July 16, 2020 at 7:29 pm:
Professor Lawson, you joined us at Bingham University, Karu, Nigeria and thought us service to humanity, fighting communicable diseases head-on with state of the art techniques. Because you shared your skills and love to all you interacted with. Although we all received with shock your passing on to glory, we shall remember and thank God for a life well spent.... Read more
Professor Lawson, you joined us at Bingham University, Karu, Nigeria and thought us service to humanity, fighting communicable diseases head-on with state of the art techniques. Because you shared your skills and love to all you interacted with. Although we all received with shock your passing on to glory, we shall remember and thank God for a life well spent. The Lord Jesus Christ comfort the immediate family and all the lives touched.
Rest in peace.
Assoc. Prof. HO Isah from Bingham University wrote on July 16, 2020 at 7:21 pm:
The passing on of Prof. Lovett Lawson is a personal loss to me. Having worked with him while he was in same department as myself in Bingham University, I couldn't have met a kinder colleague. Not only was he a senior colleague I have come to cherish, he was also a senior brother to whom I confided in on official... Read more
The passing on of Prof. Lovett Lawson is a personal loss to me. Having worked with him while he was in same department as myself in Bingham University, I couldn't have met a kinder colleague. Not only was he a senior colleague I have come to cherish, he was also a senior brother to whom I confided in on official and personal issues. He was simple, down to earth and readily made himself available to lend a helping hand. He did not hesitate to support me put the NGO I set up on strong footing, he wholeheartedly agreed to chair its BOT so as to lend his support to its growth. I still remain transfixed to this moment that he has departed my reach. But I take solace in the immensely huge legacies that speak of the great man he was, and will always remain in my reckoning.
Amuta J. ONOGWU from Formerly, ECOWAS Parliament, Abuja wrote on July 16, 2020 at 6:12 pm:
Notwithstanding the dizzying heights he had already attained in life, Uncle Professor Lovett Lawson was a highly unassuming, robustly gregarious and a quintessential child of God. In addition to diligently serving God all through his lifetime, he was equally consistent in ensuring that the entire workforce of the private hospital he established also treaded the path of the fear of... Read more
Notwithstanding the dizzying heights he had already attained in life, Uncle Professor Lovett Lawson was a highly unassuming, robustly gregarious and a quintessential child of God.

In addition to diligently serving God all through his lifetime, he was equally consistent in ensuring that the entire workforce of the private hospital he established also treaded the path of the fear of God. Rest in perfect peace, Man of God.
Roger Latévi Lawson from Minnesota, USA wrote on July 16, 2020 at 6:03 pm:
My wife, Dr. Fatima Lawson, has already paid our deep felt tribute to our beloved big brother. It pleases me now to relate a little anecdote that attests to the prominence and humility of fo Lovito. Back in December 2009, I was taking my daughters home for the first time for a visit. In preparation, I took them to HealthPartners... Read more
My wife, Dr. Fatima Lawson, has already paid our deep felt tribute to our beloved big brother.
It pleases me now to relate a little anecdote that attests to the prominence and humility of fo Lovito. Back in December 2009, I was taking my daughters home for the first time for a visit. In preparation, I took them to HealthPartners Travel and Tropical Medicine Center here in St. Paul for necessary vaccinations. After all is done, the nurse in-charge took us to her office to complete paperwork and then She went to a site on her computer. Pointing to the screen, she said “This is Zankli Medical Centre. This is where the US State Department recommends you (Americans)to go to in emergencies ...” My 3 daughters and I looked at each other with a broad smile on our faces that prompted the lady to ask why, totally perplexed. I gathered all the pride I could foster and said gesticulating to the image on the computer “That’s my cousin’s Clinic!” “A small world” the nurse then managed to say.
Very excited, I couldn’t wait to get back home and call my big brother to tell him our experience at the clinic. Typically with his self-effacing manner, he listened to my story, exalting all the recognition bestowed on his Medical Centre, with a giggle absent of any braggadocio.
That’s humility personified. Prof, in your humility, we do celebrate your Greatness and Legacy. Peace and Eternal Life, you deserve.🙏🏽
Bola Omolayo from Lagos wrote on July 16, 2020 at 5:40 pm:
We are deeply saddened by the news of Prof. Lovett Lawson passing. I still remembered when Prof. and his wife Dr. Mrs Funke Lawson travelled all the way to Germany to attend my son's wedding. This alone shows the great love this man had towards everyone not only his immediate family, but to his extended family and his In-laws as... Read more
We are deeply saddened by the news of Prof. Lovett Lawson passing. I still remembered when Prof. and his wife Dr. Mrs Funke Lawson travelled all the way to Germany to attend my son's wedding. This alone shows the great love this man had towards everyone not only his immediate family, but to his extended family and his In-laws as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with his dearest wife Dr. Mrs Funke Lawson, the children and grandchildren. God will console and uphold them all and keep them to eternity. I know that God loves this family and restore them spirits, give them peace and strengthen them to the end in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Chris Wainaina from Bruker - Hain Lifescience East Africa Ltd wrote on July 16, 2020 at 5:37 pm:
May God Almighty grant friends and relatives heart to bear the lose of a friend, mentor, Daddy. You were the best teacher. We sign off with love. Chris
May God Almighty grant friends and relatives heart to bear the lose of a friend, mentor, Daddy. You were the best teacher.
We sign off with love.
Chris
Dr Mohammed Yassin from Geneva, Switzerland wrote on July 16, 2020 at 5:35 pm:
My dear big brother, friend, colleague and role model; Prof Lawson. I am so sad, shocked, and couldn’t believe what I heard. I have known Lovett for almost 20 years and joined him in the fight against tuberculosis. His support and contribution to eliminate TB from Nigeria and globally are amazing and will be remembered forever. Lovett is a very... Read more
My dear big brother, friend, colleague and role model; Prof Lawson. I am so sad, shocked, and couldn’t believe what I heard. I have known Lovett for almost 20 years and joined him in the fight against tuberculosis. His support and contribution to eliminate TB from Nigeria and globally are amazing and will be remembered forever. Lovett is a very kind, positive, generous, innovative and humane. We will miss you. My deepest condolence and thoughts to his family and friends.
Opeyemi Solanke from USA wrote on July 16, 2020 at 5:14 pm:
I met Prof sometime last year when I was at their home for a brief stay. We engaged in conversations a few times; not only can I say Prof was extremely knowledgeable, he was also a good listener, accommodating and nice. Thank you for your Impact in the world! My condolences to Aunty Funke and the Lawson family. May God... Read more
I met Prof sometime last year when I was at their home for a brief stay. We engaged in conversations a few times; not only can I say Prof was extremely knowledgeable, he was also a good listener, accommodating and nice. Thank you for your Impact in the world!
My condolences to Aunty Funke and the Lawson family. May God hold you strong!

Rest in peace Prof!
AIR CDRE LAZARUS MSHELIA from THE CAPTAIN RAYFIELD GOLF CLUB 1913 JOS wrote on July 16, 2020 at 5:10 pm:
On behalf of members and trustees of RAYFIELD GOLF CLUB 1913 Jos wish to convey our heartfelt sympathy over the passing away of our former board member (TRUSTEES)of our great club.His philanthropic gestures will continue to be felt with the construction of a stater hut within the club premises. Rest in peace may the lord grant your family the fortitude... Read more
On behalf of members and trustees of RAYFIELD GOLF CLUB 1913 Jos wish to convey our heartfelt sympathy over the passing away of our former board member (TRUSTEES)of our great club.His philanthropic gestures will continue to be felt with the construction of a stater hut within the club premises.
Rest in peace may the lord grant your family the fortitude to bear your departure.
Dr. Abimbola Williams from Abuja wrote on July 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm:
Prof, The news of your passing reached Akin & I as a rude shock on Monday as we had been believing God for your recovery. God however in His Sovereignty chose to take you home to Himself. Nevertheless, we give Him the glory still. Such a kind, generous and accommodating gentleman you were, touching numerous lives in different ways. Rest... Read more
Prof,
The news of your passing reached Akin & I as a rude shock on Monday as we had been believing God for your recovery. God however in His Sovereignty chose to take you home to Himself. Nevertheless, we give Him the glory still.
Such a kind, generous and accommodating gentleman you were, touching numerous lives in different ways.
Rest eternally in the bossom of your Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ whom you served till the end.
My prayer is that the Almighty God will comfort Funke , the children and the rest of the family with the comfort only He can give and give them the strength and fortitude to continue.
Adieu & good night
Ene George from California wrote on July 16, 2020 at 4:43 pm:
I remember Dr. Lovett’s big smile and laugh always. As a young medical student in Jos, he was an inspiration, a good friend and mentor who showed me by his humility and life that being a good doctor was much more than book knowledge. His humanity was his super power. Rest In Peace Lovett. You touched many lives positively 🙏🏾
I remember Dr. Lovett’s big smile and laugh always. As a young medical student in Jos, he was an inspiration, a good friend and mentor who showed me by his humility and life that being a good doctor was much more than book knowledge. His humanity was his super power. Rest In Peace Lovett. You touched many lives positively 🙏🏾
Philip Uwede from New York wrote on July 16, 2020 at 4:41 pm:
Prof. Lawson your death is a big blow to me, for hours i was dumbfounded and didn't know what to say or whom to talk to..... You were a great man of calibre, hardworking, humble , generous to all, selfless. You were loving to all and you had love for God. When i first met you in 2012 you took... Read more
Prof. Lawson your death is a big blow to me, for hours i was dumbfounded and didn't know what to say or whom to talk to.....
You were a great man of calibre, hardworking, humble , generous to all, selfless. You were loving to all and you had love for God. When i first met you in 2012 you took me as your Son, even when you yelled at me you still humbled yourself to say you're sorry and i cherished those moments, those moments opened up the door for me to be able to relate with you as a Father.
Knowing you and working for you opened up so many doors in Life for me, some of which i am enjoying today. You exposed me to a lot and taught me a lot.
I wish i was able to speak with you or see you before this sad event....but i know for sure you've gone to be with the Lord and we shall see again on the resurrection day. Amen.I see you smiling with your white garment on.
Sleep on Sir, in the bosom of our Lord Jesus. Amen.
With the many lives you affected on earth your legacies lives on...Adieu! Prof Lawson.

May the Lord Almighty comfort, strengthen, guide and protect your entire Family and loved ones and give them His peace. Amen
Prof. Vidal Adadevoh from USA wrote on July 16, 2020 at 4:38 pm:
Lovett, you lived an exemplary life. You were loving, generous and kind. We take comfort in knowing that those we love can never be more than a thought away; for as long as there is memory, you will forever live in our hearts. Rest in perfect peace.
Lovett, you lived an exemplary life. You were loving, generous and kind. We take comfort in knowing that those we love can never be more than a thought away; for as long as there is memory, you will forever live in our hearts. Rest in perfect peace.
Michael Daniels from Lagos Nigeria wrote on July 16, 2020 at 4:18 pm:
Dr. Lawson was indeed a great man. As a kid, I was one of those he patiently too care of in Jos, Plateau State...I am most likely alive in my forties today because he was there as a family physician to us. My father had great respect for You. Rest in the Lord... May the Lord grant your Family the... Read more
Dr. Lawson was indeed a great man. As a kid, I was one of those he patiently too care of in Jos, Plateau State...I am most likely alive in my forties today because he was there as a family physician to us. My father had great respect for You. Rest in the Lord... May the Lord grant your Family the strength to bear your departure...
Sola Ogunyode from London wrote on July 16, 2020 at 4:16 pm:
My dear brother, friend and in-law. You've been a blessing from the Lord. Your sojourn in this life has been exemplary and worthy of emulation. Your liveliness, loveliness, kind nature, outlook to life, accomplishment and other very many good qualities cannot be overemphasised. We love you dearly and your memory will be with us for a long time. You're still... Read more
My dear brother, friend and in-law.

You've been a blessing from the Lord. Your sojourn in this life has been exemplary and worthy of emulation. Your liveliness, loveliness, kind nature, outlook to life, accomplishment and other very many good qualities cannot be overemphasised.

We love you dearly and your memory will be with us for a long time. You're still living on in our hearts and this your transition, we know is temporal. We shall meet again at the feet of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I pray for God to comfort, uphold and preserve the lives of those left behind IJN while we stay strong and continue to have hope in Christ Jesus.

Adieu, my Prof.
Tomi from Canada wrote on July 16, 2020 at 3:50 pm:
My sincere condolences to the Lawson's family. It's a tough one to digest.
My sincere condolences to the Lawson's family. It's a tough one to digest.
Bunmi Thrasyvoulou from Cyprus wrote on July 16, 2020 at 3:22 pm:
Prof. Lovett Lawson, the news of your passing came as a rude shock. You have made a huge impact that cannot be forgotten in the medical field and built a strong foundation that others can confidently build on. You have also impacted many with your generosity and philanthropy, making the world a better place. I am privileged to have known... Read more
Prof. Lovett Lawson, the news of your passing came as a rude shock. You have made a huge impact that cannot be forgotten in the medical field and built a strong foundation that others can confidently build on. You have also impacted many with your generosity and philanthropy, making the world a better place. I am privileged to have known you. There was no dull moment around you as you were fun loving, caring and kind. My husband and I will miss you. Our prayers are with your family and may God comfort them, grant them the strength to bear your great loss. Rest in perfect peace!
Godwin Daniel Inaite (Godman ) from Abija wrote on July 16, 2020 at 3:22 pm:
My heart goes out to the family of prof. lawson , may the lord strengthen the entire family, is a good husband, father, uncle. You have fight a good fight, you have kept the faith go and wear your crowd of glory from The family of the inaite we love and miss you.
My heart goes out to the family of prof. lawson , may the lord strengthen the entire family, is a good husband, father, uncle. You have fight a good fight, you have kept the faith go and wear your crowd of glory from The family of the inaite we love and miss you.
Bisi osuntokun from Lagos wrote on July 16, 2020 at 3:10 pm:
I met Prof I believe when his Dad passed in Surulere. And it’s been a privilege to have known him. I became part of the lawson family. He was such a kind and lovely Uncle. Soft spoken and we had a bound also because our birthdays were two days apart. May his Soul Rest In Peace
I met Prof I believe when his Dad passed in Surulere. And it’s been a privilege to have known him. I became part of the lawson family. He was such a kind and lovely Uncle. Soft spoken and we had a bound also because our birthdays were two days apart. May his Soul Rest In Peace
Honourable Oluwaseyi Ogunyinka from USA wrote on July 16, 2020 at 2:53 pm:
May the soul of Professor Lawson continue to rest in perfect peace, amen 🙏. May God console everyone that is grieving and grant families and friends the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss, ameen 🙏
May the soul of Professor Lawson continue to rest in perfect peace, amen 🙏.

May God console everyone that is grieving and grant families and friends the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss, ameen 🙏
Emmy van der Grinten from the Netherlands wrote on July 16, 2020 at 2:50 pm:
Tribute to Dr. Lawson: a great gentleman and ambassador for TB services in Nigeria and the world. The TB community will dearly miss you as a person and expert. We experienced your wonderful hospitality as well when at many occasions you invited entire TB review teams to your house. We will remember you!
Tribute to Dr. Lawson: a great gentleman and ambassador for TB services in Nigeria and the world. The TB community will dearly miss you as a person and expert. We experienced your wonderful hospitality as well when at many occasions you invited entire TB review teams to your house. We will remember you!
Rotimi Owolabi from University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja wrote on July 16, 2020 at 1:54 pm:
I was greatly surprised and highly sad when I heard of Prof Lawson's death, because we didn't hear he was sick. Prof Lawson was a very good and highly progressive and focused person. He was a father to most of us in TB research community in Nigeria. His death is a great loss to Nigeria and global TB research and... Read more
I was greatly surprised and highly sad when I heard of Prof Lawson's death, because we didn't hear he was sick.
Prof Lawson was a very good and highly progressive and focused person. He was a father to most of us in TB research community in Nigeria. His death is a great loss to Nigeria and global TB research and control program. Your death is still to me as a dream.
Though, we may not physically see you again, you will forever be remembered in hour hearts, because of the indelible mark you have left and its great impacts in our lives. We love you but Christ loves you more.

Good bye Sir. May the almighty God give you eternal rest and grant your immediate family members (and all of us) the fortitude to bear your loss.
Angela Oronsaye from Lagos wrote on July 16, 2020 at 1:33 pm:
May your gentle soul and the souls of other faithful departed through the mercy of the Almighty God rest in the Lord's bosom. A-M-E-N
May your gentle soul and the souls of other faithful departed through the mercy of the Almighty God rest in the Lord's bosom. A-M-E-N
Mrs. Nini Okey-Uche from New York, USA wrote on July 16, 2020 at 1:27 pm:
Tribute to the late and great...Dr. L. Lawson.... Your departure remains a painful shock to too many....Your warm, gentle, humourous, humble and excellent personality will never be forgotten....Your legacy will live on forever. Everything about you was inspiring to the onlooker. You touched so so many lives, understanding what purposeful living is all about. My heart goes out to your... Read more
Tribute to the late and great...Dr. L. Lawson....

Your departure remains a painful shock to too many....Your warm, gentle, humourous, humble and excellent personality will never be forgotten....Your legacy will live on forever.

Everything about you was inspiring to the onlooker. You touched so so many lives, understanding what purposeful living is all about.

My heart goes out to your equally awesome wife, my big sis - Dr. Funke Lawson....the one who helped me through ALL my pregnancies....! The kind, the brilliant, the gentle, the beautiful...! My heart goes out to your children...because you were so many things, including a great dad!

May your wonderful soul rest in peace and may strength be the portion of Sis. Funke and the children.

Adieu, Doc. You lived an impactful life. Adieu from my entire family and I. ❤ 🙏
JOAN MUSA DAN from BINGHAM UNIVERSITY wrote on July 16, 2020 at 1:25 pm:
A great man of God! You really touched so many lives. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace with the Lord; Amen.
A great man of God! You really touched so many lives. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace with the Lord; Amen.
Bolanle Lawson wrote on July 16, 2020 at 1:03 pm:
I will always remember the discussion we had on the 18th day of March in your office not knowing that was to be our last conversation. I promised to see you when I get back from Lagos but unfortunately I was locked down in Lagos and never got to see you again. So shall your soul continue to rest in... Read more
I will always remember the discussion we had on the 18th day of March in your office not knowing that was to be our last conversation. I promised to see you when I get back from Lagos but unfortunately I was locked down in Lagos and never got to see you again. So shall your soul continue to rest in peace, your legacy shall always be remembered Prof.
Tony Olufemi LAWSON from Abuja wrote on July 16, 2020 at 12:48 pm:
A perfect gentleman, my uncle. You were a shining example and a great man. We will forever miss you. Rest in peace.
A perfect gentleman, my uncle. You were a shining example and a great man. We will forever miss you. Rest in peace.
Dr John Bamidele from Sydney, Australia wrote on July 16, 2020 at 12:38 pm:
RIP to a great man. One of a kind. Prof Lawson is not just my former employer but someone who redefined humility, compassion and love. I fondly remember the meetings in his office urging everyone to have a say. We’ll miss you. The world will. Continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
RIP to a great man. One of a kind. Prof Lawson is not just my former employer but someone who redefined humility, compassion and love. I fondly remember the meetings in his office urging everyone to have a say.
We’ll miss you. The world will. Continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Adetoro Ogunsanya from ICOBA626668 wrote on July 16, 2020 at 12:31 pm:
My dear Lovett's may thy lord grant you internal rest, from me adetoro ogunsanya and all members of ICO626668, wish you a pleasant rest in place in thy lord. Good bye.
My dear Lovett's may thy lord grant you internal rest, from me adetoro ogunsanya and all members of ICO626668, wish you a pleasant rest in place in thy lord.
Good bye.
Tunde Fashade from Zankli Research centre, Bingham University, Karu wrote on July 16, 2020 at 12:28 pm:
It is an honor to write this tribute to Prof. Lovett Lawson—a boss, teacher, scholar, educational administrator, board chairman, Dean, husband, father, researcher, builder, and the cornerstone of Zankli Research Centre, Bingham University, Karu Nigerian. In whatever role we knew him, from whatever vantage point, he stood apart as someone special! My colleagues will agree with me that Lovett Lawson... Read more
It is an honor to write this tribute to Prof. Lovett Lawson—a boss, teacher, scholar, educational administrator, board chairman, Dean, husband, father, researcher, builder, and the cornerstone of Zankli Research Centre, Bingham University, Karu Nigerian. In whatever role we knew him, from whatever vantage point, he stood apart as someone special!
My colleagues will agree with me that Lovett Lawson was peaceful, compassionate, kind, and merciful. We felt comfortable, equal, and had a very good relationship with him, and he had confidence in us. We were always ready to go the extra mile when he called, especially in times of emergency in our workplace. He was a mobile person and loved to get things done, even if it took him to spend some extra funds from his pocket. He always said Tunde “kini nkan” (Yoruba language)
After his retirement in the Research Centre, he continued to remain active and willing to help out as usual. But those days are gone, gone but not forgotten. It’s really hard to accept sudden death like his, and we will never get accustomed to it.
Gone before us too soon, Prof. Lovett Lawson, Boss, Daddy. Certainly, the precious memories of you will remain in our hearts. This is your time, Boss; ours will surely come. In everything, we all can say, Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away (Job 1:21) blessed be his holy name.
THE Tunde Fashade family extends condolences to the Lawson’s Family.
Ladi Smith from Ladi Smith wrote on July 16, 2020 at 12:24 pm:
Egbon mi state, the one who knows no difference between ages and mixed with the young and old and even older. Our worthy Knight of John Wesley, you have fought the good fight and run a very good race with your lovely wife who is obviously a friend sister and daughter to you. I remember the night you entertained a... Read more
Egbon mi state, the one who knows no difference between ages and mixed with the young and old and even older. Our worthy Knight of John Wesley, you have fought the good fight and run a very good race with your lovely wife who is obviously a friend sister and daughter to you. I remember the night you entertained a friend and brother very late at night when we called without notice and treated us the best of your cellar at that your upstairs sitting area.

My heart goes out to you Funke and know that God will give you strength to weather the storms of grief that will be around you now. God shall ensure He envelopes you with His presence always and never ever leave you.

Rest in peace my egbon and worthy Knight of John Wesley, you have fought the good fight and now it's time to lay down your sword.
Amb Akin Oyateru from Abuja wrote on July 16, 2020 at 11:49 am:
Uncle Lovett's departure was as sudden as it was shocking! He was a very kind and generous person who positively impacted many lives. God rest his soul eternally, uphold and comfort the family on this great loss! Adieu and good night.
Uncle Lovett's departure was as sudden as it was shocking! He was a very kind and generous person who positively impacted many lives.
God rest his soul eternally, uphold and comfort the family on this great loss!
Adieu and good night.
Omoniyi Amos from Abuja wrote on July 16, 2020 at 11:30 am:
"In life we leave a legacy to our children, we leave our footprints wherever we travel, and we leave our fingerprints on every heart we touch". Prof. you touched my heart and the hearts of several others, your memory will live in our hearts, your departure created a huge vacuum in TB control efforts in Nigeria. We wish this was... Read more
"In life we leave a legacy to our children, we leave our footprints wherever we travel, and we leave our fingerprints on every heart we touch". Prof. you touched my heart and the hearts of several others, your memory will live in our hearts, your departure created a huge vacuum in TB control efforts in Nigeria. We wish this was just a dream. Adieu Prof. Loveth Lawson.
George Us.man Kato from Department of Nursing Sciences, Bingham University, Karu wrote on July 16, 2020 at 11:26 am:
Prof, you were our pioneer Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, where the Department of Nursing started. You facilitated our department's readiness for NUC's resource verification exercise. You went as far as putting your personal money into the department's preparations for NUC's visit. The story of the establishment of the Department of Nursing Sciences in Bingham University cannot be... Read more
Prof, you were our pioneer Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, where the Department of Nursing started. You facilitated our department's readiness for NUC's resource verification exercise. You went as far as putting your personal money into the department's preparations for NUC's visit. The story of the establishment of the Department of Nursing Sciences in Bingham University cannot be complete without a mention of Professor Lovett Lawson. On behalf of the entire s staff of this department, we plead with Prof. Lawson"s family and Vice Chancellor and staff of Bingham University, to accept our condolences. May God Almighty comfort you graciously. Amen.
Dr. Oluwagbenga Adeola from College of Med&Health Sciences, Bingham University, Nigeria wrote on July 16, 2020 at 11:25 am:
We appreciate God for the life& times of our dear Prof Lawson. We have lost a gem, a very rare one. He was a blessing. May the good Lord comfort his family&loved ones.
We appreciate God for the life& times of our dear Prof Lawson.
We have lost a gem, a very rare one.
He was a blessing. May the good Lord comfort his family&loved ones.
Kachi Nwanya from Lagos wrote on July 16, 2020 at 11:20 am:
Uncle Lovett, I never met you but I heard alot about you. You really touched the lives of all around you. May your gentle soul Rest in Peace
Uncle Lovett, I never met you but I heard alot about you. You really touched the lives of all around you. May your gentle soul Rest in Peace
Remi Ososanwo from London wrote on July 16, 2020 at 11:06 am:
Lovett gave his life to and for others. May his soul rest in peace 🙏🏾🙏🏾
Lovett gave his life to and for others. May his soul rest in peace 🙏🏾🙏🏾
Principal from Igbobi College, Yaba wrote on July 16, 2020 at 10:54 am:
Igbobi College mourns the passage of an illustrious alumnus, a noble Nigerian who used his medical skills and other endowments for the benefit of every human being he had course to interact with in his earthly journey and to the glory of God, the giver of all things. We will miss his invaluable support and generosity. May his soul find... Read more
Igbobi College mourns the passage of an illustrious alumnus, a noble Nigerian who used his medical skills and other endowments for the benefit of every human being he had course to interact with in his earthly journey and to the glory of God, the giver of all things. We will miss his invaluable support and generosity. May his soul find repose in the eternal bliss.
St.Immanuel Eye Care Services from Abuja wrote on July 16, 2020 at 10:51 am:
Prof, it seemed like the clock stopped ticking and all was still at the news of your death. We have really lost an icon. You will be greatly missed. Thanks for all you did for St.Immanuel Eye Care. Keep resting in the Lord. Amen.
Prof, it seemed like the clock stopped ticking and all was still at the news of your death. We have really lost an icon. You will be greatly missed. Thanks for all you did for St.Immanuel Eye Care. Keep resting in the Lord. Amen.
Mrs. Blamo Nyekan Lawson from Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire wrote on July 16, 2020 at 10:40 am:
He was a Beautiful Soul A beautiful soul we lose today, an icon of all that is lovely and true. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, cousin and friend. It hurts that you are physically gone but I know that you are in a better place. It is still unbelievable. You looked out for everyone. Why does death give us... Read more
He was a Beautiful Soul
A beautiful soul we lose today, an icon of all that is lovely and true. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, cousin and friend. It hurts that you are physically gone but I know that you are in a better place. It is still unbelievable. You looked out for everyone. Why does death give us such grief when we know it is inevitable? Why do we feel so much pain when our loved one passes away even though it is part of nature that we all must face? It is because every life has value no matter how different. Lovett dear, a thousand memories attend your passing. And each of them something of who you were to us and what you did among us. We love you and will miss you deeply.
Farewell sweet soul, until we meet again at your Master's feet. Sleep well.
Nadia Kontogianni from Liverpool wrote on July 16, 2020 at 10:30 am:
Still find it hard to believe you are not anymore among us. A great professor and a leader, a father, husband, brother, grandfather, a great doctor and researcher, a sweet person. You were an open hug for me every time I was coming to Nigeria. You and your family embraced me like family. I will never forget our conversations, our... Read more
Still find it hard to believe you are not anymore among us. A great professor and a leader, a father, husband, brother, grandfather, a great doctor and researcher, a sweet person.
You were an open hug for me every time I was coming to Nigeria. You and your family embraced me like family. I will never forget our conversations, our jokes and laughter, when hosting me at your home, when showing us around your hospital.
My deepest condolences to the family from me and my family.
Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. We will never forget you prof!
Ndidi Nwuneli from Lagos Nigeria wrote on July 16, 2020 at 10:25 am:
Standing with the family at this difficult time, especially my mentor and dear friend - Dr. Nadu Denloye - who has lost a darling brother. Such a great loss for Nigeria and our world. We enjoyed meeting Prof. Lawson during the LEAP SIPA event in Abuja and the family wedding in the Netherlands! May his kind, generous, and compassionate soul... Read more
Standing with the family at this difficult time, especially my mentor and dear friend - Dr. Nadu Denloye - who has lost a darling brother. Such a great loss for Nigeria and our world. We enjoyed meeting Prof. Lawson during the LEAP SIPA event in Abuja and the family wedding in the Netherlands! May his kind, generous, and compassionate soul rest in perfect peace! Amen!
saddiq T Abdurrahman from 2005 to 2020 wrote on July 16, 2020 at 10:19 am:
My senior colleague, my senior brother, my mentor, my counselor, my inspirar, my motivator, etc.
My senior colleague, my senior brother, my mentor, my counselor, my inspirar, my motivator, etc.
Chipuruime Chizimuzor Ifeachor from Abuja wrote on July 16, 2020 at 10:18 am:
I may not have been opportune to have met you but I want to say thank you for contributing your own quota to the health of human lives. You have left mother earth but your legacy lives on. May the almighty grant your family you left behind the fortitude to bear your loss. Rest well, sir.
I may not have been opportune to have met you but I want to say thank you for contributing your own quota to the health of human lives.

You have left mother earth but your legacy lives on. May the almighty grant your family you left behind the fortitude to bear your loss.

Rest well, sir.
Mfon Ikpima from Port Harcourt wrote on July 16, 2020 at 10:13 am:
Although I don't know you personally, but as an alumni of the University of Liverpool, I want to express my heartfelt sympathy to your loved ones, families and friends for your sudden demise. I pray the good Lord will receive you in His bosom. Continually rest on sir.
Although I don't know you personally, but as an alumni of the University of Liverpool, I want to express my heartfelt sympathy to your loved ones, families and friends for your sudden demise. I pray the good Lord will receive you in His bosom. Continually rest on sir.
Mojisola Cole from Lagos wrote on July 16, 2020 at 10:06 am:
Daddy Lawson, you were a gift to this generation indeed, a great achiever, ever smiling, loving & so generous. Gracious words were readily on your lips. It has always been sheer joy watching how you generously express your love for your family with no restrain. An entrepreneur to the core with lots of great ideas & creativity. Heaven has gain... Read more
Daddy Lawson, you were a gift to this generation indeed, a great achiever, ever smiling, loving & so generous. Gracious words were readily on your lips. It has always been sheer joy watching how you generously express your love for your family with no restrain. An entrepreneur to the core with lots of great ideas & creativity. Heaven has gain an angel indeed. Rest in perfect peace Sir.
Champion Adeyanju from Bingham University wrote on July 16, 2020 at 9:58 am:
For the few times I was privileged to encounter you, it was amazingly enlightening, interesting, and soothing; having a lecturer like you who absolutely displayed uniqueness - in humility, friendliness and a Father figure. Really you were a outstanding. Rest in peace, Dr. Sir Lovett Lawson.
For the few times I was privileged to encounter you, it was amazingly enlightening, interesting, and soothing; having a lecturer like you who absolutely displayed uniqueness - in humility, friendliness and a Father figure. Really you were a outstanding. Rest in peace, Dr. Sir Lovett Lawson.
Dr. UJU ILONZO from Zankli medical services wrote on July 16, 2020 at 9:57 am:
Sir you were a huge blessing to us, a father with a big and loving heart. May you continue to rest with the Lord. Sleep well Sir.
Sir you were a huge blessing to us, a father with a big and loving heart. May you continue to rest with the Lord. Sleep well Sir.
Dr. Esohe Molokwu from Lagos wrote on July 16, 2020 at 9:50 am:
I received with shock and intense sadness the terrible news of the passing of my dear friend Dr. Lovett Lawson. We have been friends from way back secondary school days and University of Ibadan. While working in Abuja, my 2 grandchildren were delivered at Zankli Hospital. How can I ever forget. A physician with a kinder heart will never be... Read more
I received with shock and intense sadness the terrible news of the passing of my dear friend Dr. Lovett Lawson. We have been friends from way back secondary school days and University of Ibadan. While working in Abuja, my 2 grandchildren were delivered at Zankli Hospital. How can I ever forget. A physician with a kinder heart will never be found. He always had the interest of his patients above all else. May God console all the members of his family he leaves behind who will truly miss him. May God grant his gentle soul eternal rest, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in perfect peace. Amen.
Goodbye Lovett, may flights of Angels, sing thee to thy eternal rest. Amen.
Judith Tychus Lawson wrote on July 16, 2020 at 9:49 am:
Thank God for your life and all He has used you to do. May He continually protect your wife, children, siblings and family. All is well in Jesus Name
Thank God for your life and all He has used you to do. May He continually protect your wife, children, siblings and family. All is well in Jesus Name
Dr Timothy Ikeh from Abuja wrote on July 16, 2020 at 9:30 am:
I encountered you personally after hearing so much about you and your great work in TB from my wife. You took care of our first born child earlier this year when he was distressed after birth and showed us so much compassion. You made sure we were well taken care of and nursed is with compassionate words and consolation when... Read more
I encountered you personally after hearing so much about you and your great work in TB from my wife. You took care of our first born child earlier this year when he was distressed after birth and showed us so much compassion. You made sure we were well taken care of and nursed is with compassionate words and consolation when us as new parents were confused.
I fell in love with your personality and the extreme humility you still showed even as we revered you and held you in high esteem.
I wish you were still alive and well because people like you is what the world needs especially in times like this.
You were a good man. You spent your life helping the weak and vulnerable in the society.
As a medical elder you showed a great example and distinguished yourself. As a professional we all look at you and wish to walk in your shoes. You have left a legacy for me and my family professionally and personally.
You will never be forgotten.
Rest well sir.
Your name has been written in the sands of time. God bless your gentle soul and may you Rest In Peace.
Jegede Olushola Olakunle from Jos wrote on July 16, 2020 at 8:54 am:
What a rude shock cum sad news ....I learnt quite a lot from you from our little interactions and lofty ideas that we discussed were great and encouraging ....the medical community will surely miss you ....you have contributed your own quota with great strides loaded with success .....my thoughts are with your loved ones that you left behind and my... Read more
What a rude shock cum sad news ....I learnt quite a lot from you from our little interactions and lofty ideas that we discussed were great and encouraging ....the medical community will surely miss you ....you have contributed your own quota with great strides loaded with success .....my thoughts are with your loved ones that you left behind and my prayers are that God will give them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss IJMN ( AMEN).....continue to rest on prof
OLULADE DEBORAH from STOP TB PARTNERSHIP NIGERIA wrote on July 16, 2020 at 8:49 am:
Prof your death came suddenly, we never expect it, at time like this, some of the things i know about you is that, you are strong, always happy, jovial and humble leader. we will surely miss you. good night Prof.
Prof your death came suddenly, we never expect it, at time like this, some of the things i know about you is that, you are strong, always happy, jovial and humble leader. we will surely miss you. good night Prof.
Tosin Akinmeji from Stop TB Partnership Nigeria wrote on July 16, 2020 at 8:38 am:
The news of your death came as a rude shock.You were a great man who brought joy and happiness to everyone around him. You exemplified what good leadership should be, you gave inspiration, mentorship, you gave your all, you gave your best. Prof,You are gone,yet your good works live on!!!
The news of your death came as a rude shock.You were a great man who brought joy and happiness to everyone around him. You exemplified what good leadership should be, you gave inspiration, mentorship, you gave your all, you gave your best.
Prof,You are gone,yet your good works live on!!!
Talitha Kuyet from Bingham university wrote on July 16, 2020 at 8:36 am:
How I wish death never takes good people away you have been a mentor from day kind hearted and HUMBLE TO THE CORE you were a blessing to your generation and also to ours. Your dedication and commitments, and contributions to the medical field is just Amazing... Even in death we’re proud of you we’re sending you LOVE all the... Read more
How I wish death never takes good people away you have been a mentor from day kind hearted and HUMBLE TO THE CORE you were a blessing to your generation and also to ours. Your dedication and commitments, and contributions to the medical field is just Amazing... Even in death we’re proud of you we’re sending you LOVE all the way 🕊🕊🕊REST ON 🕊🕊🕊🕊❤️❤️❤️❤️
Tope Soyemi from US wrote on July 16, 2020 at 8:33 am:
No words enough to describe you. Nigeria has lost a rare gem. You were not just my employer, but a father and friend. With your smile, you listen, you see the talents in others and help them achieve greatness. You radiate so much love and positivity around you. You were the best, God-fearing, caring, always brave and ready to do... Read more
No words enough to describe you. Nigeria has lost a rare gem. You were not just my employer, but a father and friend. With your smile, you listen, you see the talents in others and help them achieve greatness. You radiate so much love and positivity around you. You were the best, God-fearing, caring, always brave and ready to do what's needed. Though, you left too soon, my family and I love you and will forever remember you.
Ezekiel Ponon Boryo from Bingham University karu wrote on July 16, 2020 at 8:28 am:
Dear Prof, If humility was a Person then it was YOU! Everyone looked forward to your lectures. You were not just a lecturer but a father and mentor to all.You will be greatly missed. I Pray that our Lord brings to your family the much-needed peace and comfort during this sad time.
Dear Prof,
If humility was a Person then it was YOU! Everyone looked forward to your lectures. You were not just a lecturer but a father and mentor to all.You will be greatly missed.
I Pray that our Lord brings to your family the much-needed peace and comfort during this sad time.
Mr. and Mrs. Igbede augustine from Gwagwalanda wrote on July 16, 2020 at 8:24 am:
We are very saddened to hear of your loss. Prof. rest in peace.
We are very saddened to hear of your loss. Prof. rest in peace.
Dr Sam Alli from GHA wrote on July 16, 2020 at 8:17 am:
The news came as utter disbelief! I just couldn’t believe that a very so adoring, approachable and lively person would go so soon . Tears in my heart ! I remember my many visits to your office and our always lively discuss even though it was for official purposes , You created such an impression on me . My heartfelt... Read more
The news came as utter disbelief!
I just couldn’t believe that a very so adoring, approachable and lively person would go so soon . Tears in my heart ! I remember my many visits to your office and our always lively discuss even though it was for official purposes , You created such an impression on me .
My heartfelt condolences to your family and pray the Almighty God gives them the fortitude to bear this great loss
Igbede Augustine from Stop TB Partnership Nigeria LTD wrote on July 16, 2020 at 8:13 am:
“Death can never take a good man away, for, in the hearts of the people he inspired, the legacy remains and continuous throughout generations. He was a great mentor and father to many and may his soul find eternal rest.” Prof. Lovett Lawson rest in peace.
“Death can never take a good man away, for, in the hearts of the people he inspired, the legacy remains and continuous throughout generations. He was a great mentor and father to many and may his soul find eternal rest.” Prof. Lovett Lawson rest in peace.
Jordan Bannister from Bingham university,karu Nassarawa state wrote on July 16, 2020 at 8:12 am:
I'm still trying to process this,I just know you are in the Lord's bosom in heaven and that makes it feel a little better.Thank you so much for the privilege of being guided and taught by you. We all looked up so much to you and you always made us your students feel relevant and seen. Thank you for your... Read more
I'm still trying to process this,I just know you are in the Lord's bosom in heaven and that makes it feel a little better.Thank you so much for the privilege of being guided and taught by you. We all looked up so much to you and you always made us your students feel relevant and seen. Thank you for your fatherly admonition,love and care always,Thank you for showing us it is possible to be very successful and yet morally upright and humble in a world that fights that everyday.You will always be loved and missed Sir.Rest well in the Lord till we meet again Sir.
Jordan Bannister
Student(Bingham university)
Omebije Victor from Abuja wrote on July 16, 2020 at 8:09 am:
Thank you Prof for showing us that having all the riches in the world doesn't mean we have to be rude and look down on others, thank you for being a blessing to the world. Continue to rest on. Your Legacy lives on.
Thank you Prof for showing us that having all the riches in the world doesn't mean we have to be rude and look down on others, thank you for being a blessing to the world. Continue to rest on. Your Legacy lives on.
Milam G. Fukkatda from Abuja FCT wrote on July 16, 2020 at 8:05 am:
Prof. You have live a fulfilled life here on earth. May God grant you external rest in His dwelling place and comfort the family.
Prof. You have live a fulfilled life here on earth. May God grant you external rest in His dwelling place and comfort the family.
Professor Adetokunbo Fabamwo from Lagos wrote on July 16, 2020 at 7:50 am:
I had known Lovito by reputation long before I met him. As young doctors in the late 70s we heard about this skilled polo player who was also a highly successful private medical practitioner in Jos. Such an enigmatic and iconic picture was painted of him. When I finally met him in 1979, it was like his real self was... Read more
I had known Lovito by reputation long before I met him. As young doctors in the late 70s we heard about this skilled polo player who was also a highly successful private medical practitioner in Jos. Such an enigmatic and iconic picture was painted of him. When I finally met him in 1979, it was like his real self was a much humbler version of his reputed self. Very friendly, amiable and accommodating. We struck a friendship that was later solidified through matrimony. We both got married to first cousins. Me to Olubunmi and he to Funke.
Lovett (I always called him Lovito) was a gentleman to the core. There was no time I traveled to Abuja that he didn't offer to make himself or his resources available to me for my comfort . He was always upset anytime I told him that hotel accommodation had been arranged for me. He always reminded me that there was space in his house for me. The same applied to my wife.
He loved to be the quintessential host. He sought any opportunity to wine and dine with his guests.
A highly cerebral person. Not a few of us marveled at his resolve to acquire a doctorate degree even after making a huge success of his medical practice. I recall our discussions about the Zankli dream. He wanted a multi specialty hospital that had the best personnel and facilities. He sure achieved that if I may say.
His foray into academic life was a blessing to the community health and infectious diseases space.
He loved his family, nuclear and extended, passionately. In particular he loved Funke, his darling wife to bits. He was never shy to show his affection for her even in the presence of visitors.
I really cannot forget his solid support when I was the Chairman of Yoruba Tennis Club. He always told me if I needed anything from him for the Club, he was just a phone call away and he actually gave generously.
We will miss Lovito greatly but we are consoled by the highly rounded life he lived.
Adieu, my brother and friend.
May the Almighty God continue to shower his protection on Funke and the boys. May those of us who grieve and mourn be consoled in due course.

Professor Adetokunbo O. Fabamwo
Dr. Ayandele from Nigeria wrote on July 16, 2020 at 7:28 am:
I remember the first day we met, he told to either smile or leave his class. We only interacted briefly, but those moments were pure gold. The world has lost a rare gem, RIPP sir.
I remember the first day we met, he told to either smile or leave his class. We only interacted briefly, but those moments were pure gold. The world has lost a rare gem, RIPP sir.
Wammanda Faith from BHUTH jankwano Jos, plateau state. wrote on July 16, 2020 at 7:25 am:
My heart is heavy, even though speechless I thank God that I got to meet, learn and listen to a great man like you. You where selfless and everything wonderful. The little time I got to work with you as an assistant course rep is priceless and I’ll cherish those moments forever. You saw in me what I didn’t and... Read more
My heart is heavy, even though speechless I thank God that I got to meet, learn and listen to a great man like you. You where selfless and everything wonderful. The little time I got to work with you as an assistant course rep is priceless and I’ll cherish those moments forever. You saw in me what I didn’t and those words you told me I’ll live to remember. God’s willing I’ll be that great Doctor you saw in me and heaven will celebrate you for making me that. Rest in the bosom is the Lord sir. Thank you and I love you.
Gabriel Shimbi from South Africa wrote on July 16, 2020 at 7:09 am:
It is really a sad news to lose someone like you prof, your legacy and wisdom remains with us forever. And we thank God for your life and impact you did to many people. May your soul rest in peace prof
It is really a sad news to lose someone like you prof, your legacy and wisdom remains with us forever. And we thank God for your life and impact you did to many people. May your soul rest in peace prof
Olufunmilayo Rhodes from Ogba wrote on July 16, 2020 at 7:05 am:
The news of your demise was very shocking, because we met last at abuja at kunle adadevoh's wedding and you were looking good. Your parents trained me "Mr&Mrs lawson" so we grew up together, I can never remember the time he ever bullied me because he never for once did. Cousin Lovett was a loving man, we meet to part... Read more
The news of your demise was very shocking, because we met last at abuja at kunle adadevoh's wedding and you were looking good.
Your parents trained me "Mr&Mrs lawson" so we grew up together, I can never remember the time he ever bullied me because he never for once did.
Cousin Lovett was a loving man, we meet to part no more and may gentle his soul rest in peace.

Olufunmilayo Rhodes
Priscilla Iguisi from Lagos wrote on July 16, 2020 at 7:00 am:
Dear Professor, Thank you for teaching us how to be selfless, how to give back out of the many things that we've been blessed with, thank you for being a father, uncle, guardian, mentor and role model to us all. May you find eternal rest in the bosom of the Lord, we celebrate with the host of angels over the... Read more
Dear Professor,

Thank you for teaching us how to be selfless, how to give back out of the many things that we've been blessed with, thank you for being a father, uncle, guardian, mentor and role model to us all.

May you find eternal rest in the bosom of the Lord, we celebrate with the host of angels over the arrival of their treasured son who gave his all for humanity while on earth.

You are loved always grandad. Rest well.

Love always,
Priscilla Iguisi.
Ovo ADHEKEGBA (Major-General rtd) from Katampe Extension, Abuja wrote on July 16, 2020 at 7:00 am:
Such a loss to us all. He was the first person I met in Katampe Extension in 2009 while I was just moving in. I was introduced to him by one if his school mates. The first question he asked me is how are you surviving. He did not end at the question he on his own PROVIDED the answer;... Read more
Such a loss to us all. He was the first person I met in Katampe Extension in 2009 while I was just moving in.
I was introduced to him by one if his school mates. The first question he asked me is how are you surviving. He did not end at the question he on his own PROVIDED the answer; and when I demurred, his response was:, "General you are too proud, every one need a helping hand at one time or the other" And that was food for thiught.
We had our moments of camaraderie and moments of disagreements; but all in all, he had a good soul.
Rupert Eneogu from Abuja wrote on July 16, 2020 at 6:53 am:
Prof was a very distinguished gentleman. He was humble, charitable, inspirational, dedicated, fun to be with, among others. He saw hope; where others saw despair. His can-do spirit never waned even in the midst of faltering dreams. You’ve journeyed ahead of us to be with the angels. Rest on Prof.
Prof was a very distinguished gentleman. He was humble, charitable, inspirational, dedicated, fun to be with, among others.

He saw hope; where others saw despair. His can-do spirit never waned even in the midst of faltering dreams.

You’ve journeyed ahead of us to be with the angels. Rest on Prof.
Ojima Abutu from Bingham University wrote on July 16, 2020 at 6:37 am:
Dear Prof, you were an amazing lecturer, we always looked forward to your lectures since the first lecture we had with you on the history of Medicine. You were so kind,jovial and generous. I do not have 1 bad memory of you and I'm thankful for that. You have left an indelible mark in our hearts, I know that you... Read more
Dear Prof, you were an amazing lecturer, we always looked forward to your lectures since the first lecture we had with you on the history of Medicine. You were so kind,jovial and generous. I do not have 1 bad memory of you and I'm thankful for that.
You have left an indelible mark in our hearts, I know that you are at peace in heaven, till we meet again.
Dr Daniel Kibuga from Former TB Regional Advisor- WHO Africa Region wrote on July 16, 2020 at 6:20 am:
May the good Lord grant you eternal rest dear friend and Professor. Interactions with you were always rewarding and your wisdom was appreciated by us in WHO and the STB Partnership in various forums. May God give the family the strength to bear the loss, Amen
May the good Lord grant you eternal rest dear friend and Professor. Interactions with you were always rewarding and your wisdom was appreciated by us in WHO and the STB Partnership in various forums. May God give the family the strength to bear the loss, Amen
Daniel Udeogu Agwu from Bethel Methodist Church Lugbe wrote on July 16, 2020 at 6:08 am:
The news of your demise shook me and Bethel MCN as you were a pillar behind our success as a growing church. You supported us generously and was always present whenever we called on you. You are a Soldier of Christ and have fought the good fight of faith. May the Crown of Victory await you as you rest in... Read more
The news of your demise shook me and Bethel MCN as you were a pillar behind our success as a growing church. You supported us generously and was always present whenever we called on you. You are a Soldier of Christ and have fought the good fight of faith. May the Crown of Victory await you as you rest in His Bossom. Adiue Prof Lawson
Gabriel Anna from Bingham University wrote on July 16, 2020 at 5:42 am:
Knowing you was wonderful n will forever be cherished. You were not only a lecturer, but also a father to all. Rest in peace till we meet to path no more. Sun Rere Prof
Knowing you was wonderful n will forever be cherished. You were not only a lecturer, but also a father to all. Rest in peace till we meet to path no more. Sun Rere Prof
OTOBO D. DANIEL from Bingham University and Young TB Research Mentees of Prof. LOVETT LAWSON. wrote on July 16, 2020 at 4:53 am:
Lingering along the words of your death are pathways all interlocked with doubts. Doubts and sadness. Sadness and shock. Acceptance will come slow, and denial depart more slowly. However, I will forever accept the role you played in crafting and mentoring me, and never deny the legacy you have created. Life is like the wind, no one knows from where... Read more
Lingering along the words of your death are pathways all interlocked with doubts. Doubts and sadness. Sadness and shock.

Acceptance will come slow, and denial depart more slowly. However, I will forever accept the role you played in crafting and mentoring me, and never deny the legacy you have created.

Life is like the wind, no one knows from where it comes, nor to where it goes. It may follow a path, or clear it's own. It may blow to the hills or down to the seas. But, it is ever just passing.

You, Sir, were a storm! And you blew right up the mountains of greatness. I know, and I can say, I once knew a selfless man, a Humble Lion and a King; you. Who always introduced Himself first, with a smile and then, a joke......

Restez en sécurité avec Dieu
Au revoir pour maintenant
Mon Professeur.
🙇‍♂🙇‍♂🙇‍♂
Chief Joe Obuseh, Rtd Asst Director General of DSS from Lagos wrote on July 16, 2020 at 3:48 am:
I met Prof Lovett Lawson many years ago in Lagos as a young man. He was so easy to relate to because his loving and caring attitudes were always easily visible. Myself and his other great friends such as Dr John Abebe, Dr Gbade Akinsanya, Justice Rhodes Vigour, Yusuf Njie, Dr Charles Hammond, Dr Damiel St Matthew Daniel of blessed... Read more
I met Prof Lovett Lawson many years ago in Lagos as a young man. He was so easy to relate to because his loving and caring attitudes were always easily visible. Myself and his other great friends such as Dr John Abebe, Dr Gbade Akinsanya, Justice Rhodes Vigour, Yusuf Njie, Dr Charles Hammond, Dr Damiel St Matthew Daniel of blessed memory, Mr Louis Hammond, Alhaji Abba Gana, these are just a few and we all had a great time that we cannot forget. When I passed out from NIPSS in Kuru, Jos in 1988 he organized a great party for me and my other fellow graduands I cannot even begin to mention here. He was so loyal to his friends and you can imagine what a great pillar he had been to his family also. Adieu Prof Lovett Lawson. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace in the bossom of the Lord. Amen.
Dr. Evelyn AdadevohJohnson from Chris & Evelyn (Abla) Johnson wrote on July 16, 2020 at 3:22 am:
Sir Lovett Lawson like I call you, you were compassionate and dedicated to serving others. You made the welfare of others a priority, assisting where ever needed. You were not just my big cousin, but a role model and pace setter. Being selfless, you left no stone unturned when it comes to lending a helping hand. You will surely be... Read more
Sir Lovett Lawson like I call you, you were compassionate and dedicated to serving others. You made the welfare of others a priority, assisting where ever needed. You were not just my big cousin, but a role model and pace setter. Being selfless, you left no stone unturned when it comes to lending a helping hand. You will surely be missed, but your legacy will always be with us to cherish. We know you are in a place of eternal bliss. Sleep on my dear cousin, till we meet again...Abla Adadevoh-Johnson & Chris Johnson
Dr Kunle Adamson from New York wrote on July 16, 2020 at 2:55 am:
How unfortunate that I heard do much about such a nice, loving and super-achiving person that I never met, despite the fact that I had met his dad who shared the same birthday as my daughter, his mom and his siblings. We might even have grown up in the same neighborhood of sandgross in Lagos. Your memory will linger and... Read more
How unfortunate that I heard do much about such a nice, loving and super-achiving person that I never met, despite the fact that I had met his dad who shared the same birthday as my daughter, his mom and his siblings. We might even have grown up in the same neighborhood of sandgross in Lagos. Your memory will linger and rest in peace. From Saudat, Eniola and Adam our condolences to Dr. Nadu Denloye and her husband Prof. Kayode Denloye.
Mr and Mrs Barou from Abuja wrote on July 16, 2020 at 2:23 am:
we just address a prayer to the almighty God to welcome you in his heavenly ray and in a hurry we know that you will continue to take care of the creation by your intercession with God in our favor because being founder of a hospital you were the hand of God allowed us. May your family be comforted because... Read more
we just address a prayer to the almighty God to welcome you in his heavenly ray and in a hurry we know that you will continue to take care of the creation by your intercession with God in our favor because being founder of a hospital you were the hand of God allowed us. May your family be comforted because you are leaving in peace.
Akin Kuyinu wrote on July 16, 2020 at 2:19 am:
Many people have died and many tributeS have been written. I have never seen these many tributes written on anybody which is an attestation of your caliber. I remember our good old days at Igbobi college and the great fun we had while living at the doctors residence on Marina. You were one of the first to drive the first... Read more
Many people have died and many tributeS have been written. I have never seen these many tributes written on anybody which is an attestation of your caliber. I remember our good old days at Igbobi college and the great fun we had while living at the doctors residence on Marina. You were one of the first to drive the first model of the humongous covett(the stingray). You were a man with great taste. May the soul of the gentle giant rest in perfect peace.
Akin Kuyinu. Texas USA
Zitali Joyce from Bingham University wrote on July 16, 2020 at 2:10 am:
You did well Sir. May your soul Rest in Peace
You did well Sir.
May your soul Rest in Peace
Rhoda Atteh wrote on July 16, 2020 at 2:07 am:
Such a kind, humble and exceptional person.A great leader who achieved great feats in his field. Tuberculosis Control, Nigeria Stop TB Partnership have suffered a huge loss. And the medical profession globally has lost one of its greatest.An irreplaceable role model. But best of all, despite all his achievements, he remained a humble,gentle and caring soul. Rest on Prof. Until... Read more
Such a kind, humble and exceptional person.A great leader who achieved great feats in his field.
Tuberculosis Control, Nigeria Stop TB Partnership have suffered a huge loss. And the medical profession globally has lost one of its greatest.An irreplaceable role model.

But best of all, despite all his achievements, he remained a humble,gentle and caring soul. Rest on Prof. Until we meet again.
Anita Lawson from Canada wrote on July 16, 2020 at 1:54 am:
Eternal Rest be granted unto Professor Lovett Lawson, may he Rest in Peace Amen. I pray that the LORD will strengthen his Family and grant them the fortitude to bear this loss. Amen.
Eternal Rest be granted unto Professor Lovett Lawson, may he Rest in Peace Amen.
I pray that the LORD will strengthen his Family and grant them the fortitude to bear this loss. Amen.
Jojo Dawodu from Icoba 72-76/78 wrote on July 16, 2020 at 1:49 am:
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 .... Read more
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, Yemi Adetunji (my class mate), 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
Dr. Amuta Wilson from Bingham University Alumni wrote on July 16, 2020 at 1:32 am:
I'm yet to meet a professor so intrested in his students individually and collectively, on a local and internatiinal scale like you. You always wanted your students to be very comfortable within and outside the walls of your lecture rooms. I was privileged to be the Editor-in-Chief of our medical students association and within a short notice of your invitation,... Read more
I'm yet to meet a professor so intrested in his students individually and collectively, on a local and internatiinal scale like you. You always wanted your students to be very comfortable within and outside the walls of your lecture rooms. I was privileged to be the Editor-in-Chief of our medical students association and within a short notice of your invitation, you amazed us with you reputable generosity.
I remember you as a man of peace, great family values, a patient teacher, hardworking, generous and above all a man who feared God.
Rest on Sir.
Jennifer I. Osazuwa from Bingham University wrote on July 16, 2020 at 1:30 am:
Professor Lovett Lawson was indeed a legendary figure, whose trademark speaks on. He lived an impactful life and gave all to humanity (the purpose of existence). He will be greatly missed by all asunder. I pray the Holy Spirit comfort upon his family and loved ones he left behind, as he continue to rest on at the bosom of the... Read more
Professor Lovett Lawson was indeed a legendary figure, whose trademark speaks on. He lived an impactful life and gave all to humanity (the purpose of existence). He will be greatly missed by all asunder. I pray the Holy Spirit comfort upon his family and loved ones he left behind, as he continue to rest on at the bosom of the Lord.
The Lord teach us all to number our days that we may gain a heart of Wisdom (Psalm 90:12).
Toks Ekukinam from Lagos wrote on July 16, 2020 at 1:13 am:
Dear Lovett,, this is such sad news. . I am so shocked. We met in the OLA/Igbobi fraternity more than 50 years ago. We kept in touch somewhat through social media saying happy birthday and seeing pictures of you and your lovely family. You were a kind and gentle soul, always smiling. A real gentleman with a clear passion for... Read more
Dear Lovett,, this is such sad news. . I am so shocked. We met in the OLA/Igbobi fraternity more than 50 years ago. We kept in touch somewhat through social media saying happy birthday and seeing pictures of you and your lovely family. You were a kind and gentle soul, always smiling. A real gentleman with a clear passion for your profession.. Rest well, dear Lovett. You will be sorely missed. May The Lord receive your soul with Mercy and grant you peace. May He give strength and comfort to all all who mourn your passing. Amen.
Jennifer I. Osazuwa from Bingham University wrote on July 16, 2020 at 1:01 am:
Professor Lovett Lawson, was indeed a legendary figure, whose trademark speaks on. He lived an impactful life and gave all to humanity (the purpose of existence). He will be greatly missed by all asunder. I pray the Holy Spirit comfort upon his family and loved ones he left behind, as he continues to rest on in the bosom of the... Read more
Professor Lovett Lawson, was indeed a legendary figure, whose trademark speaks on. He lived an impactful life and gave all to humanity (the purpose of existence). He will be greatly missed by all asunder. I pray the Holy Spirit comfort upon his family and loved ones he left behind, as he continues to rest on in the bosom of the Lord.
May the Lord, teach us all to number our day's that we may gain a heart of Wisdom (Psalm 90:12).
Jennifer I. Osazuwa from Bingham University wrote on July 16, 2020 at 12:56 am:
Professor Lovett Lawson, was indeed a legendary figure, whose trademark speaks on. He lived an impactful life and gave all to humanity (the purpose of existence). He will be greatly missed by all asunder. I pray the Holy Spirit comfort upon his family and loved ones he left behind, as he continues to rest on in the bosom of the... Read more
Professor Lovett Lawson, was indeed a legendary figure, whose trademark speaks on. He lived an impactful life and gave all to humanity (the purpose of existence). He will be greatly missed by all asunder. I pray the Holy Spirit comfort upon his family and loved ones he left behind, as he continues to rest on in the bosom of the Lord.
May the Lord, teach us all to number our day's that we may gain a heart of Wisdom (Psalm 90:12)
Abdulsalami Nasidi from University of Africa, Toru-orua, Bayelsa State wrote on July 16, 2020 at 12:56 am:
Nigeria just lost a great man of courage. A self made Professor from Private sector, a clinician, a scientist and practical public health officer that established a different school of thought - that we should not be in private practice just to make money, but to make some money and also contribute to Medical science and knowledge. He combined all... Read more
Nigeria just lost a great man of courage. A self made Professor from Private sector, a clinician, a scientist and practical public health officer that established a different school of thought - that we should not be in private practice just to make money, but to make some money and also contribute to Medical science and knowledge. He combined all these rare qualities. A giant with hot temper but that has the most compassionate heart to make a difference. First time we met he said ... Nasidi, you always inspire me. How come you combine civil service work with academic work and I told him why don't you combine private practice with scientific and public health work. If you do that, you could soon become a Professor also. From then it became impossible to slow him down. He did not only became a Professor from a reputable institution, but went along to establish an Institute within a University and also began teaching.
Most important- he is also great Golfer that played with us every morning from 6:30am.
With all these qualities and the great contributions you made in bringing happiness to so many people I have no reason not to believe that the almighty God shall grant paradise as your new home. Rest in perfect peace, my Brother.
Patricia Daramola from Michigan wrote on July 16, 2020 at 12:12 am:
Brother Lovett, You will be greatly missed. I pray that God Almighty will comfort your family during this difficult time .
Brother Lovett, You will be greatly missed. I pray that God Almighty will comfort your family during this difficult time .
ADIA DE SOUZA from Abidjan Cote d' Ivoire wrote on July 15, 2020 at 11:21 pm:
I never was priviledged to meet with Lovett but he was first cousins with my late husband Emmanuel Kodjovi de Souza. His parents Uncle Luta and daa Manka were exceptionally good and kind to me and those of their children whom i did not meet physically i knew very well by name. Lovett was truly a great source of pride... Read more
I never was priviledged to meet with Lovett but he was first cousins with my late husband Emmanuel Kodjovi de Souza. His parents Uncle Luta and daa Manka were exceptionally good and kind to me and those of their children whom i did not meet physically i knew very well by name. Lovett was truly a great source of pride to the family and of course to all of us who witnessed his great accomplishments one of which was Zankli Hospital in Abuja, a health facility of great national and international repute. His untimely demise came as a great shock. He leaves a huge void. But he left a great legacy. My heart goes out to his wife, his children, his
siblings and the entire Zankli Lawson family in Nigeria and Togo. May his soul rest in peace and may the good Lord grant divine solace, fortitude and comfort to all his loved ones. Adia de Souza( Mrs)
Ogwuche David Dauda from Bingham University, Karu wrote on July 15, 2020 at 11:12 pm:
A great Iroko tree has fallen. A Father - General, an Icon, a Mentor, a Philanthropist, a kindhearted man with humble spirit had gone to meet with the Lord. Prof, you will ever be missed by all who had encounter with you. Although you had gone, your works live on and will continue to speak... Rest in the blossom of... Read more
A great Iroko tree has fallen. A Father - General, an Icon, a Mentor, a Philanthropist, a kindhearted man with humble spirit had gone to meet with the Lord. Prof, you will ever be missed by all who had encounter with you. Although you had gone, your works live on and will continue to speak... Rest in the blossom of the Lord till we see again on the resurrection morning.
Ann O. Okudaje from Yola, Adamawa State wrote on July 15, 2020 at 11:10 pm:
Death. A day like this is inevitable. But the way to it is not sure. A man with a mad vision of bringing alarming change to the health sector of this country. One meeting with him u know u met an icon. A man that gave us the impression that medicine is not just limited to the cadaver and the... Read more
Death.
A day like this is inevitable.
But the way to it is not sure.

A man with a mad vision of bringing alarming change to the health sector of this country. One meeting with him u know u met an icon.

A man that gave us the impression that medicine is not just limited to the cadaver and the the hospital but spreading its tentacles into its sciences.

The news shocked me to my bones because I had planned to visit u again Prof. by the and of the year.

Prof. this wasn't planned but as much as I hate to do this now, I have to pay my last respect.

Your legacy still leaves on. No, u won't be forgotten soon.

Sleep well Sir.
Olumuyiwa oluwatosin wrote on July 15, 2020 at 11:08 pm:
Still finding it hard to believe you have actually gone to be with the lord😥😥.The one person that made me love community medicine.This was a great loss to the society at large.We love you but the most high loves you the most.I pray the good lord comforts the family.RIP Prof
Still finding it hard to believe you have actually gone to be with the lord😥😥.The one person that made me love community medicine.This was a great loss to the society at large.We love you but the most high loves you the most.I pray the good lord comforts the family.RIP Prof
Bola Ibilola Ojo nee Ibidapo-Obe from Sickle Cell Cohort Research Foundation wrote on July 15, 2020 at 10:58 pm:
When I saw you in March I had no idea it would be our last meeting this side of eternity. My big brother, a friend and encourager, caring and supportive, full of fun and always willing to share. Your home was always open to us, the trips from Abuja to the club for lunch. Your work to address TB in... Read more
When I saw you in March I had no idea it would be our last meeting this side of eternity. My big brother, a friend and encourager, caring and supportive, full of fun and always willing to share. Your home was always open to us, the trips from Abuja to the club for lunch. Your work to address TB in Nigeria stands as testament of your care for the health and wellbeing of others. Sun re O. We thank God for your life.
Wakili from Bingham wrote on July 15, 2020 at 10:52 pm:
Prof. Lovett was humble to the core, extraordinarily nice, sophisticated man, completely brilliant. Always there for us as his students, a father to our student association and a pillar to our current successes in academics. You will be greatly missed Prof. Rest in Power!!
Prof. Lovett was humble to the core, extraordinarily nice, sophisticated man, completely brilliant. Always there for us as his students, a father to our student association and a pillar to our current successes in academics. You will be greatly missed Prof. Rest in Power!!
Prof Dimie Ogoina from Nigerian Infectious Diseases Society (NIDS) wrote on July 15, 2020 at 10:45 pm:
On behalf of our society I wish to express our deepest condolences to you and your family on death of your husband. Prof Lawson was a member of our board of trustees and a pillar to our society. Not minding his age and associated commitments, he sacrificed his time and resources for the advancement of the NIDS. He will be... Read more
On behalf of our society I wish to express our deepest condolences to you and your family on death of your husband.

Prof Lawson was a member of our board of trustees and a pillar to our society. Not minding his age and associated commitments, he sacrificed his time and resources for the advancement of the NIDS.

He will be greatly missed by all of us.
We pray God grants you and your family the fortitude to bear his loss.

I'm based in Yenagoa, but we have members in Abuja that would represent the society in paying our last respect to him. Our society will be publishing a tribute to him and we are also keen to participate in any event you are organising in his honour.

President of Nigerian Infectious Diseases Society (NIDS)
Dr Olugbemi Olaniyan from Edo University Iyamho wrote on July 15, 2020 at 10:35 pm:
Professor Lovett Lawson devoted his time, resources and energy to research and transformed medical science particularly in the area of infectious disease within and outside the University. Within a short period of time, he built a formidable research laboratory and team within the University which is now regarded as a Centre of excellence in North central region. Indeed you have... Read more
Professor Lovett Lawson devoted his time, resources and energy to research and transformed medical science particularly in the area of infectious disease within and outside the University. Within a short period of time, he built a formidable research laboratory and team within the University which is now regarded as a Centre of excellence in North central region. Indeed you have left a Legacy and inspired hope in us. We will never forget your immense contributions to humanity. Adieu Prof.
DANLADI JABISNALO MONDAY from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 10:33 pm:
Indeed you fight a good fight. Prof R.I.P
Indeed you fight a good fight. Prof R.I.P
Innocent onyekachi from lokogoma district Abuja Nigeria wrote on July 15, 2020 at 10:32 pm:
When ever I heard that name Lawson around me I feel relieved because he's a hope to the hopeless.a man that gives future ideas. The year 2020 has done worst by taking a social man like you. Rest in peace until we meet to depart no more with Almighty God above. Ozo emena Biko chukwu
When ever I heard that name Lawson around me I feel relieved because he's a hope to the hopeless.a man that gives future ideas. The year 2020 has done worst by taking a social man like you. Rest in peace until we meet to depart no more with Almighty God above. Ozo emena Biko chukwu
Omoruyi Anita from Bingham university wrote on July 15, 2020 at 10:24 pm:
A great man,teacher,humble,loving, caring and an amazing story teller. Hmm, God knows all and why but we are thankful for the short period of time we had to enjoy your presence because you were and are still a blessing to generations because all that you did can never be forgotten. It’s a great loss to the world and especially to... Read more
A great man,teacher,humble,loving, caring and an amazing story teller. Hmm, God knows all and why but we are thankful for the short period of time we had to enjoy your presence because you were and are still a blessing to generations because all that you did can never be forgotten. It’s a great loss to the world and especially to the people that knew you well. May your gentle soul rest in the bosom of the lord and may he give your family the grace and strength to bear this great loss. Thank you sir for a life well spent.
Amb. Ayo Olukanni wrote on July 15, 2020 at 10:23 pm:
Theo my deep condolences to you and the entire Lawson clan on this irreparable loss. So shocking and heart rending. Our path crossed while I was serving in Nairobi. He was there in pursuit of a good cause on public health related issue and how to improve the situation in Africa. Again we were all together with you and Femi... Read more
Theo my deep condolences to you and the entire Lawson clan on this irreparable loss. So shocking and heart rending. Our path crossed while I was serving in Nairobi. He was there in pursuit of a good cause on public health related issue and how to improve the situation in Africa. Again we were all together with you and Femi Odugbemi at the Hotel Intecontinental Lagos when he hosted a team from the WHO to raise awareness and Funds to combat and treat cases of undetected TB in Nigeria. So sad indeed. He left his mark on the sands of history in his chosen field of medicine. May his soul RIP.
Segun Aluko from Alumnus UOL, Lagos chapter wrote on July 15, 2020 at 10:22 pm:
Indeed you ran a great race. RIP prof
Indeed you ran a great race. RIP prof
Joshua James from Bingham University wrote on July 15, 2020 at 10:18 pm:
A pacesetter in all ramifications. I always looked forward to attending Prof's lectures. It's so sad that he had to leave at this time to the other side. Your legacy and all the life lessons I have personally learnt from you is forever engrafted in my heart. You have left an indelible mark. May the good Lord grant you eternal... Read more
A pacesetter in all ramifications. I always looked forward to attending Prof's lectures. It's so sad that he had to leave at this time to the other side. Your legacy and all the life lessons I have personally learnt from you is forever engrafted in my heart. You have left an indelible mark. May the good Lord grant you eternal rest. Rest on Prof.
Improvement Union, WMMC, Ago Ijaye from Improvement Union, WMMC, Ago Ijaye wrote on July 15, 2020 at 10:13 pm:
A Tribute to Professor Lovett Lawson Professor Lovett Lawson, KJW was a born again Christian and a faithful servant of our Lord Jesus' Christ. He lived a fulfilled life and was a cheerful giver and supporter of God's work. Professor Lovett always acknowledged our invites whenever he was called upon as a guest at Williams' Memorial Methodist Cathedral, Ago Ijaye,... Read more
A Tribute to Professor Lovett Lawson

Professor Lovett Lawson, KJW was a born again Christian and a faithful servant of our Lord Jesus' Christ. He lived a fulfilled life and was a cheerful giver and supporter of God's work.

Professor Lovett always acknowledged our invites whenever he was called upon as a guest at Williams' Memorial Methodist Cathedral, Ago Ijaye, Ebute Metta, Lagos.

He was a kind, loving and generous individual.

May his gentle, loving and kind soul rest in peace in company of the Saints Triumphant.

The Improvement Union, Williams' Memorial Methodist Cathedral, Ago Ijaye, Ebute Metta, Lagos.
Dr John Abebe from Lagos wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:57 pm:
The great Loveto,was my classmate in medical school and we had such a fantastic and enjoyable time We remained close through the last 50yrs and so you can imagine the shock I had when I got the phone call two days ago.God loves you my brother and May your soul Rest In Peace. Ahey
The great Loveto,was my classmate in medical school and we had such a fantastic and enjoyable time We remained close through the last 50yrs and so you can imagine the shock I had when I got the phone call two days ago.God loves you my brother and May your soul Rest In Peace. Ahey
modupeola Faronbi from USA wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:56 pm:
My condolences to the family! May his soul Rest In Peace.
My condolences to the family! May his soul Rest In Peace.
OLAMIDE FAFURE from LAGOS wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:54 pm:
Much as this great loss was never expected nor imagined, yet, Professor Lawson remains a great contributor to the health care delivery system in Nigeria, the Lord GOD ALMIGHTY shall grant him peaceful and heavenly eternity. The lives he touched and changed are his wonderful record in his earthly journey, and he duly delivered. Rest in the bossom of the... Read more
Much as this great loss was never expected nor imagined, yet, Professor Lawson remains a great contributor to the health care delivery system in Nigeria, the Lord GOD ALMIGHTY shall grant him peaceful and heavenly eternity. The lives he touched and changed are his wonderful record in his earthly journey, and he duly delivered. Rest in the bossom of the Lord JESUS CHRIST. R.I.P. Professor. Be consoled by the HOLY SPIRIT Family and friends. GOD reigneth....Adieu Prof.
Peace Oyeinmiede Ogonodi from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:52 pm:
Rest on Sir, in the bossom of our Lord.
Rest on Sir, in the bossom of our Lord.
Olanrewaju Oladimeji from South Africa wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:52 pm:
I am deeply saddened by your sudden death, my Prof., Your last response to our chats on Saturday night was "Thank God;" I never knew it was going to be our last communication. It was very shocking to hear you left on Monday. Oh, no! You gave me your shoulders to see the world; you were truly unassuming, a lovely... Read more
I am deeply saddened by your sudden death, my Prof., Your last response to our chats on Saturday night was "Thank God;" I never knew it was going to be our last communication. It was very shocking to hear you left on Monday. Oh, no! You gave me your shoulders to see the world; you were truly unassuming, a lovely person, and indeed a charismatic leader. Rest on my Prof. You will be sorely missed! May God comfort your family.
Dr Adam Lawson And Family from London wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:49 pm:
Adieu, Our Most Beloved Brother, Father & Grandfather We were very hopeful that the health care providers in Abuja would pull all available resources together and cure you. Although that was not to be, your spirit did not bend. And still you kept on fighting until the very end. God saw you were getting tired. When a cure was not... Read more
Adieu, Our Most Beloved Brother, Father & Grandfather
We were very hopeful that the health care providers in Abuja would pull all available resources together and cure you.
Although that was not to be, your spirit did not bend.
And still you kept on fighting until the very end.
God saw you were getting tired.
When a cure was not to be,
He wrapped his hands around you and whispered “Come To me.”
In tears we agonised that you were sinking and fading away.
Our heart was broken you fought so hard to stay, being the good fighter that you are.
But when they saw you sleeping so peacefully, free from pain, we could not wish you back to suffer any pain again.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.
Rest in peace in the bosom of the Lord.
And we’re going to miss you. Your decency, sincerity and kind soul will stay with us forever.
In our grief, we smile knowing that you are reunited with, and hugging our beloved Babami, Manka and Mansel, all holding hands again.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal,
We love you and cherish for ever all the lovely moments we’ve shared through the ages.
Oti and Ogaga Ovrawah from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:44 pm:
PROF. LOVETT LAWSON. AN ICON. AN ICONOCLAST. A GENTLEMAN TO THE CORE. AMIABLE AND FUN LOVING. REST PEACEFULLY IN THE BOSSOM OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. AMEN
PROF. LOVETT LAWSON. AN ICON. AN ICONOCLAST. A GENTLEMAN TO THE CORE. AMIABLE AND FUN LOVING. REST PEACEFULLY IN THE BOSSOM OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. AMEN
Dr Claribel Abam from MWIA NEAR CPC wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:41 pm:
Prof. Lovett Lawson was the epitome of a medical man He opened his heart and home to every member of the Medical Women's Association of Nigeria (MWAN). He was a visible and concrete support to us for several years. His support for his wife, Dr Funke Lawson in her activities in MWAN was evidenced in her active passionate participation in... Read more
Prof. Lovett Lawson was the epitome of a medical man

He opened his heart and home to every member of the Medical Women's Association of Nigeria (MWAN).
He was a visible and concrete support to us for several years.

His support for his wife, Dr Funke Lawson in her activities in MWAN was evidenced in her active passionate participation in all MWAN and MWIA activities. With his encouragement, she has continued to perform exceptionally in all the MWAN and MWIA activities, including her current role as the Secretary of the MWIA NEAR Congress Planning Committee.


We pray for strength for our dear Dr Mrs Funke Lawson, the entire family, MWAN and MWIA to bear this irreplaceable loss.

We shall remember and practice all you taught us by your lifestyle.

Adieu Prof. Lovett Lawson.

Signed,

Dr Claribel Abam.
Chairperson,
On behalf of MWIA NEAR CPC.
DR Tijan Senghore from Banjul Gambia wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:37 pm:
Lovett was my classmate.I have very fond memories of him He called me when he got his PhD. I was so happy for him that He could pursue such a course after so many years after our MB BS I am sorry, and may Allah grant him peace in Heaven
Lovett was my classmate.I have very fond memories of him He called me when he got his PhD. I was so happy for him that He could pursue such a course after so many years after our MB BS

I am sorry, and may Allah grant him peace in Heaven
john bimba from Zankli Research Centre, Bingham University Karu, Nigeria wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:36 pm:
*HE WAS A Gift TO WORLD * Tribute to Prof. Lovett Lawson Knowing and working with Prof. Lovett Lawson was a life-changing experience for us in Zankli Research Centre, Bingham University both personally and at a professional level. He was the builder and the cornerstone of the Centre and His memories will remain a cherished treasure for us. Words seem... Read more
*HE WAS A Gift TO WORLD *
Tribute to Prof. Lovett Lawson

Knowing and working with Prof. Lovett Lawson was a life-changing experience for us in Zankli Research Centre, Bingham University both personally and at a professional level. He was the builder and the cornerstone of the Centre and His memories will remain a cherished treasure for us.

Words seem not enough, yet it is words that we must use now to express ourselves. Respectfully, Prof is what I call you. Playfully, my boss or our Oga. The story of my life, now and in the future will not be complete without mentioning you. God made our paths to cross. I can still remember when you interviewed me and made me your Research fellow and introduce me to the TB Community in Nigeria and Globally. Indeed, you have made a mark and left a huge Vacuum!
Adieu!!

Dr John S. Bimba
Dr Haruna Adamu from WHO wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:30 pm:
This is a very tragic news to us all and to me in particular, having worked with him in Nigeria stop TB partnership for 7 good and memorable years....may his gentle soul rest in peace......adieu my mentor
This is a very tragic news to us all and to me in particular, having worked with him in Nigeria stop TB partnership for 7 good and memorable years....may his gentle soul rest in peace......adieu my mentor
Tolu Benson from Eksuth, Ado wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:24 pm:
Although we never had one on one contact but I have heard good testimonies about you from my brother, Dr Fafure who worked with you. Thank you for playing a fatherly role all through. Rest well HERO, you will surely be missed by all. May the Lord grant the family the fortitude to Bear the irreplaceable loss.
Although we never had one on one contact but I have heard good testimonies about you from my brother, Dr Fafure who worked with you.
Thank you for playing a fatherly role all through.
Rest well HERO, you will surely be missed by all.
May the Lord grant the family the fortitude to Bear the irreplaceable loss.
EWORO UDO DOMINIC from Zankli medical center wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:22 pm:
I could still remember the first day i met you which was the day you interviewed me.And the only question you asked me was"do you want to work for me?".And i answered "YES".Dats wat i have been doing for seven years.You were more like a father to me.U always advised me to be a better person and was always giving... Read more
I could still remember the first day i met you which was the day you interviewed me.And the only question you asked me was"do you want to work for me?".And i answered "YES".Dats wat i have been doing for seven years.You were more like a father to me.U always advised me to be a better person and was always giving listening ear to my complains.You were my "ICON".I would miss you soo much.rest on Boss!!!
Kunle Ajiboye from Canada wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:19 pm:
On behalf of Awoyo Ajiboye, Ladipo and the children , I would like to express my deepest condolences. Your life was an example of what being a good father, uncle, leader and a friend should be. You were always available to provide advice and a supporting hand. Thank you for your kindness and generosity towards our family. You will never... Read more
On behalf of Awoyo Ajiboye, Ladipo and the children , I would like to express my deepest condolences. Your life was an example of what being a good father, uncle, leader and a friend should be. You were always available to provide advice and a supporting hand. Thank you for your kindness and generosity towards our family. You will never be forgotten. Rest peacefully until we are reunited in the presence of our God.
Mrs Naomi Olu-Alao from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:16 pm:
My big daddy, The Prof. Where do I start from?. I will forever thank God for showing my family a glimpse of His love through you. You were outstanding in everything you did. The news of your passing is still too painful to grapple with. Ki Olorun fi orun keyin sir. Sleep on.
My big daddy, The Prof. Where do I start from?. I will forever thank God for showing my family a glimpse of His love through you. You were outstanding in everything you did. The news of your passing is still too painful to grapple with. Ki Olorun fi orun keyin sir. Sleep on.
Association of Public Health Physicians of NIgeria (APHPN) from LAGOS CHAPTER wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:15 pm:
The Chapter commiserates with the entire family, colleagues and friends of Prof. Lawson at this very trying time. We are grateful for your contributions to the field of Public Health. Your impact lives on. Rest in peace!
The Chapter commiserates with the entire family, colleagues and friends of Prof. Lawson at this very trying time. We are grateful for your contributions to the field of Public Health. Your impact lives on. Rest in peace!
Ramatu Abraham from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:12 pm:
Such a humble man. If you come across him in the hospital, you will never know he is the owner of Zankli. Prof May your soul Rest In Peace. May God comfort the family and friends. My condolences
Such a humble man. If you come across him in the hospital, you will never know he is the owner of Zankli. Prof May your soul Rest In Peace. May God comfort the family and friends. My condolences
Kehinde J. Agbaiyero from Abuja - SystemOne LLC wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:09 pm:
Professor Lawson will always say everyone is capable of giving something. There’s goodness in every person and there is a merciful and generous soul inside each of us. He dealt with people with genuine concern, becoming a father figure to all. He never accepted unfairness and always sided with justice, even if it meant ruling against those closest to him.... Read more
Professor Lawson will always say everyone is capable of giving something. There’s goodness in every person and there is a merciful and generous soul inside each of us. He dealt with people with genuine concern, becoming a father figure to all. He never accepted unfairness and always sided with justice, even if it meant ruling against those closest to him. Professor Lawson was know for his magnanimity and for facing adversity with wisdom, tolerance and patience. He was a man with a big heart and there was always sincerity in his deeds. Professor Lovett Lawson, may your final abode be paradise and may God gives us the strength and courage to bear the loss.
Dr prisca Godspower from Bingham university wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:04 pm:
My humble professor, the world is already missing you, in your inaugural lecture in Bingham university, I listened with a bleeding heart how you fought so hard to free humanity against tuberculosis. I saw you last before the lockdown while checking on us. May your good works speak for you before the Almighty God
My humble professor, the world is already missing you, in your inaugural lecture in Bingham university, I listened with a bleeding heart how you fought so hard to free humanity against tuberculosis. I saw you last before the lockdown while checking on us. May your good works speak for you before the Almighty God
Mr & Mrs Debo Olateju from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:00 pm:
The news of the sudden transition into glory of Prof. Lovett Lawson was received by us with a rude shock! It looks like a dream but alas! it is real!!! We have lost a rear Gem, great icon and a very strong pillar of TB eradication in Nigeria and globally. We pray for comfort from the great Comforter Himself for... Read more
The news of the sudden transition into glory of Prof. Lovett Lawson was received by us with a rude shock! It looks like a dream but alas! it is real!!! We have lost a rear Gem, great icon and a very strong pillar of TB eradication in Nigeria and globally. We pray for comfort from the great Comforter Himself for the wife, children, family and all friends. May God give us all the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. Prof. Lovett Lawson, rest peacefully in the bosom of Christ, your Lord and Saviour.
Baba Inusa wrote on July 15, 2020 at 8:57 pm:
Lovett I came to know you and Funke may be around 2009 and since then our family became part of you. Your generosity knows no bounds and you wanted to serve us all the time. It was great that we could entertain you and your ever present Funke in our house in Shenley. You missed my special birthday but I... Read more
Lovett I came to know you and Funke may be around 2009 and since then our family became part of you. Your generosity knows no bounds and you wanted to serve us all the time. It was great that we could entertain you and your ever present Funke in our house in Shenley. You missed my special birthday but I forgave you because Funke and Rotimi were at hand to fill in. The last time we met we were planning big initiatives for sickle cell research in Nigeria. I hope that with your family we will continue to pursue the goal of bringing hope to those less advantaged than us. This was your goal anyway to serve. I pray that God will keep your folks safe and to keep the legacy you left. Professor Lovett Lawson, researcher, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Ruth and Baba
Salamatu Hussaini Suleiman from Katampe Extension Residents Association wrote on July 15, 2020 at 8:49 pm:
Prof! I am still in shock. But God always knows best and we must always accept His will. It is so difficult to write about a kind, selfless and decent human being like you, but from all the testimonies that have been pouring since your death, there is no doubt that the world is better today, because you lived in... Read more
Prof! I am still in shock. But God always knows best and we must always accept His will. It is so difficult to write about a kind, selfless and decent human being like you, but from all the testimonies that have been pouring since your death, there is no doubt that the world is better today, because you lived in it. May Almighty God reward you abundantly and grant you eternal rest, Amen. Dr Mrs Lawson and family, our deep thoughts are with you and we pray that God grants you the strength and fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. It is indeed a huge loss to Nigeria and humanity.
Debo Olateju from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 8:41 pm:
We have lost a rare Gem, great icon, unbeatable Philanthropist and very strong pillar of TB eradication in Nigeria and globally. Prof Lovett Lawson was the foundation Chair of the Medical Committee of IBB International Golf & Country Club, Abuja in 2013 when I was the Captain of the Club. He set up the Medical Bay in use at the... Read more
We have lost a rare Gem, great icon, unbeatable Philanthropist and very strong pillar of TB eradication in Nigeria and globally. Prof Lovett Lawson was the foundation Chair of the Medical Committee of IBB International Golf & Country Club, Abuja in 2013 when I was the Captain of the Club. He set up the Medical Bay in use at the Club till today and practically donated all the equipment at the Medical Center. As his Financial Secretary/Hon Treasurer in the Board of Stop TB Partnership Nigeria up to 2019 when he voluntarily retired as the Board Chair, he was a great inspiration to me as he freely gave his personal resources in cash and kind towards advancing the goals of Stop TB Partnership, Nigeria. The vacuum created in the TB world with the demise of this great icon would be difficult to fill. We'll surely miss Prof and his passionate, visionary, selfless, generous and charismatic leadership. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Good night Prof. Lovett Lawson!!!
THE REGENT SCHOOL, ABUJA from The Registrar wrote on July 15, 2020 at 8:33 pm:
We are deeply saddened to learn of the demise of a great icon, Professor Lovett Lawson. We express our sincere sympathy to your family on behalf of The Board, Staff and Students of The Regent School, Abuja. His strides, commitment and contribution in the medical field stands tall and will forever be written in the sands of time. He was... Read more
We are deeply saddened to learn of the demise of a great icon, Professor Lovett Lawson.

We express our sincere sympathy to your family on behalf of The Board, Staff and Students of The Regent School, Abuja.

His strides, commitment and contribution in the medical field stands tall and will forever be written in the sands of time.

He was treasured and he will surely be missed.

May God give his family, his loved ones and us all the fortitude to bear the loss.
Dr Femi Olagbaiye from U K wrote on July 15, 2020 at 8:25 pm:
The sudden demise of Prof. Lovett Latevi Lawson is very painful indeed to all of us in his medical school class of 74. I knew about him at Igbobi college since I attended a rival school CMS grammar school. We became classmates in the medical school and all rivalry stopped. We were in the same class, went to the same... Read more
The sudden demise of Prof. Lovett Latevi Lawson is very painful indeed to all of us in his medical school class of 74. I knew about him at Igbobi college since I attended a rival school CMS grammar school. We became classmates in the medical school and all rivalry stopped. We were in the same class, went to the same parties, belonged to the same club(Zee Club) lived in the same accommodation and sometimes hang out in the library together. No one and absolutely no one would not like "Lovy" as we used to call him. He was generous to a fault and will always put himself out to help others.

We served out our NYSC in the same area, he, being in Jos (Plateau state then) and I, in Bauchi ( North eastern state then). Again the warmth and generosity that he showed everyone around was palpable. Latterly we crossed again when he came for his masters at Liverpool and even though we did not manage a face to face contact, he made sure that he reached out to many of us in UK regularly by phone. He was the superlative gentleman and always happy to Jist. These qualities that he has endeared him to have all the academic accolades poured on him to date and this would have continued for many more years but God wanted him instead. I enjoin with all mates to mourn him with his family and pray to the almighty God to console his wife especially, his children and family at large. May his beautiful soul rest in perfect peace and may God grant him eternal rest.

Dr Femi Olagbaiye
Dr. Abiodun Oladipo from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 8:25 pm:
Can't believe you are gone. You were such a nice man, the little moment I shared with you in my former organization "Micronutrient Initiative" now Nutrition International when you served as the Board Chairman was memorable and resourceful. You are a senior colleague, an elder and a father figure who desire the best for people. Your fond memories will continue... Read more
Can't believe you are gone. You were such a nice man, the little moment I shared with you in my former organization "Micronutrient Initiative" now Nutrition International when you served as the Board Chairman was memorable and resourceful. You are a senior colleague, an elder and a father figure who desire the best for people. Your fond memories will continue to linger in my mind forever. Adieu a great Prof. Rest in peace.
Grace Mambula from Epicentre/MSF France wrote on July 15, 2020 at 8:21 pm:
Dear Chief, like for everyone, you're passing away came as a shock. But I thank God for your life! You were a great boss who gave me a lift home my very first day on the job. You allowed me to grow and encouraged me to make a name for myself. And even when I left Zankli, you celebrated me... Read more
Dear Chief, like for everyone, you're passing away came as a shock.
But I thank God for your life! You were a great boss who gave me a lift home my very first day on the job. You allowed me to grow and encouraged me to make a name for myself. And even when I left Zankli, you celebrated me and my achievements as I branched out into another career path! I will remember your youthful and exuberant spirit with fondness.
I pray for God's divine comfort for Madam, the immediate family and the entire Zankli family.
Rest in peace Prof.
Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria, Kaduna State Branch from Kaduna State wrote on July 15, 2020 at 7:58 pm:
With heavy hearts, we join our sister, Dr Funke Lawson to mourn her dear husband in this trying time. May the good Lord continue to strengthen you and give you solace. Amen Kindly accept the condolences of all MWAN Kaduna members. MWAN Kaduna 15/07/2020
With heavy hearts, we join our sister, Dr Funke Lawson to mourn her dear husband in this trying time.

May the good Lord continue to strengthen you and give you solace. Amen

Kindly accept the condolences of all MWAN Kaduna members.

MWAN Kaduna
15/07/2020
Dr. Olumide Alao from Zitadel Medicals Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 7:58 pm:
I still cannot get over the shock of the news oga, it still seems like a dream to me. My condolences to the entire family and friends over this irreparable loss. Your memories shall remain evergreen as you continue to sleep on the bosom of the Lord. Fare thee well my mentor.
I still cannot get over the shock of the news oga, it still seems like a dream to me. My condolences to the entire family and friends over this irreparable loss. Your memories shall remain evergreen as you continue to sleep on the bosom of the Lord. Fare thee well my mentor.
Dr Bola Njoku wrote on July 15, 2020 at 7:56 pm:
Dr Lawson was a great man and a good doctor who rendered service to God and humanity. An icon in the medical field. May his soul rest in peace. May God comfort those he left behind. He will be greatly missed.
Dr Lawson was a great man and a good doctor who rendered service to God and humanity. An icon in the medical field. May his soul rest in peace. May God comfort those he left behind. He will be greatly missed.
Dabbason Christian from Bingham University wrote on July 15, 2020 at 7:55 pm:
Daddy, you were a gentle and humble man to the core, all the times I have seen you, you were cheerful, I pray that you rest in peace and may God comfort your family! You will always be remembered! Rest on prof
Daddy, you were a gentle and humble man to the core, all the times I have seen you, you were cheerful, I pray that you rest in peace and may God comfort your family! You will always be remembered! Rest on prof
Dr. Fafure Olaitan from Zankli wrote on July 15, 2020 at 7:53 pm:
The news of your departure was devastating, unexpected and heartbreaking... A boss like no other, a gentleman, a hero, an icon, a rare gem, a philanthropist, so great & famous yet simple & humble. You left without saying goodbye, without another hug from you, without hearing you call me 'my brother'. You made a great impact on the lives of... Read more
The news of your departure was devastating, unexpected and heartbreaking...
A boss like no other, a gentleman, a hero, an icon, a rare gem, a philanthropist, so great & famous yet simple & humble.
You left without saying goodbye, without another hug from you, without hearing you call me 'my brother'.
You made a great impact on the lives of so many people, you influenced my life in unimaginable ways.
May the Lord console your family.
Rest on boss, rest on my role model, rest on my Prof...
Dr. Akosu Raphael from Bingham University wrote on July 15, 2020 at 7:49 pm:
I will miss you daddy, my mentor and inspiration. A father always willing to listen to my progress in business and academia and always inputing wisdom through apprenticiship and wise words. I miss our time spent together and I lack words to express how this feels. Rest well daddy.
I will miss you daddy, my mentor and inspiration. A father always willing to listen to my progress in business and academia and always inputing wisdom through apprenticiship and wise words. I miss our time spent together and I lack words to express how this feels. Rest well daddy.
Wasilat Audu from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 7:46 pm:
May his soul Rest In Peace. And May the Almighty grant the family the strength to bear the loss. My heartfelt condolences please.
May his soul Rest In Peace. And May the Almighty grant the family the strength to bear the loss. My heartfelt condolences please.
Brenda Nweke from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 7:43 pm:
My able boss, My Oga...! Words fail me. Your passing on was indeed a rude shock as the news broke... ! I didn't know what to believe...! "My Oyibo" as you fondly call me will miss you so much...!Kai Daddy Daddy may your great soul rest in perfect peace...! Too good, humble, caring, accommodating and very jovial you were...! We... Read more
My able boss, My Oga...! Words fail me. Your passing on was indeed a rude shock as the news broke... ! I didn't know what to believe...!
"My Oyibo" as you fondly call me will miss you so much...!Kai Daddy Daddy may your great soul rest in perfect peace...! Too good, humble, caring, accommodating and very jovial you were...! We the zankli family will miss you and all the lives you have impacted...Our consolation is that you are resting in the lord cos you have always loved God i also remember how you love to sing (Hymns and worship songs) to God..! Rest on our hero till we meet to part no more
Dr Iyke Odikpo from FCD Hospital Lekki Lagos wrote on July 15, 2020 at 7:35 pm:
Prof you did your part on earth excellently I saw you like 5 years ago when I visited asking after Funke your darling wife who was my classmate. You welcomed me with all the charm of a sweet gentleman. God almighty has spoken so we must accept this painful verdict but our joy is you have increased the number of... Read more
Prof you did your part on earth excellently I saw you like 5 years ago when I visited asking after Funke your darling wife who was my classmate. You welcomed me with all the charm of a sweet gentleman. God almighty has spoken so we must accept this painful verdict but our joy is you have increased the number of angels watching over your household. Rest In Peace sir till we all meet to part no more. Dear Funke please take heart.
Prof Edwin Eseigbe, CMD from Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos wrote on July 15, 2020 at 7:33 pm:
Sir, your passing unto glory came as a shock to me and all of us at Bingham University Teaching Hospital(BHUTH), Jos. Thank you Sir for your selfless and significant contribution to the growth and development of medical knowledge and practice in Bingham University, BHUTH, Nigeria, and indeed the entire world. May Almighty God grant you eternal peace, comfort your family... Read more
Sir, your passing unto glory came as a shock to me and all of us at Bingham University Teaching Hospital(BHUTH), Jos. Thank you Sir for your selfless and significant contribution to the growth and development of medical knowledge and practice in Bingham University, BHUTH, Nigeria, and indeed the entire world.
May Almighty God grant you eternal peace, comfort your family and all of us. Amen.
Elizabeth GIBSON from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 7:32 pm:
Prof Lovett Lawson was blessed and he was a blessings to our generation.I don't see him as a boss but a loving father. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING. Your legacy lives on. May your gentle soul rest in peace till we meet to part no more
Prof Lovett Lawson was blessed and he was a blessings to our generation.I don't see him as a boss but a loving father. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING. Your legacy lives on. May your gentle soul rest in peace till we meet to part no more
Dr Maryam dangaru from Kaduna wrote on July 15, 2020 at 7:30 pm:
A very jovial man, rest in peace, and may the almighty console my pretty class mate and friend funke and her children
A very jovial man, rest in peace, and may the almighty console my pretty class mate and friend funke and her children
Tina Osuji from Bingham University, Karu Nasarawa State wrote on July 15, 2020 at 7:28 pm:
A great icon has passed away! A rare gem, a good man, an epitome of success, hard work and generous to the brim. The news of your demise hit me with a rude shock as it was barely 2 weeks that you called to inform us of the new TB research we are to embark upon in July (this month).... Read more
A great icon has passed away! A rare gem, a good man, an epitome of success, hard work and generous to the brim. The news of your demise hit me with a rude shock as it was barely 2 weeks that you called to inform us of the new TB research we are to embark upon in July (this month). We were still waiting for update on the research only for us to hear the bad news of the day. We at Zankli Research Centre are yet to come to terms with the news and only God knows when and how we are going to recover from the shock. We are deeply pained by your exit Prof. Million of words will not be enough to express how much we going to miss you, but the assurance is that we will continue to keep the light shinning in memory of you. We love you Prof, but God loves you more. May He rest your soul in glory. Adieu our dear Prof. Lovett Lawson.
Akinwunmi Williams from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 7:27 pm:
My dear big brother Lovett ,it is unbelievable that I will not see you again, I had thought when we heard about your Illness about 10days ago that you will get over it,but God knows best. You were a great achiever both on the academic/professional field,Sports/Social field . You always excelled in every area you ventured into. You were really... Read more
My dear big brother Lovett ,it is unbelievable that I will not see you again, I had thought when we heard about your Illness about 10days ago that you will get over it,but God knows best.
You were a great achiever both on the academic/professional field,Sports/Social field .
You always excelled in every area you ventured into. You were really a model for family members and friends.
Indeed you were a rear gem.
You were so full of life and accommodating.
You have indeed left your print in the sands of time.
May your great soul continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We extend our condolences to your wife Funke ,children ,grandchildren and family members.
Zankli Research Centre from Bingham University, Karu wrote on July 15, 2020 at 7:23 pm:
*HE WAS A Gift TO WORLD * *Tribute to Prof. Lovett Lawson* Knowing and working with Prof. Lovett Lawson was a life-changing experience for us in Zankli Research Centre, Bingham University both personally and at a professional level. He was the builder and the cornerstone of the center and His memories will remain a cherished treasure for us.
*HE WAS A Gift TO WORLD *
*Tribute to Prof. Lovett Lawson*

Knowing and working with Prof. Lovett Lawson was a life-changing experience for us in Zankli Research Centre, Bingham University both personally and at a professional level. He was the builder and the cornerstone of the center and His memories will remain a cherished treasure for us.
Dr. Okechukwu Kalu from Life Point Medical/Fertility Centre wrote on July 15, 2020 at 7:22 pm:
What a man! An Iroko has fallen! A Colossus in the medical profession. A considerate boss and a gentleman. Words fail me even as we all mourn the passage of a great soul indeed. You were truly a good person. Rest well my boss!!!
What a man!
An Iroko has fallen!
A Colossus in the medical profession. A considerate boss and a gentleman.
Words fail me even as we all mourn the passage of a great soul indeed. You were truly a good person.
Rest well my boss!!!
Shola Damole Ajibulu from Hertfordshire, UK wrote on July 15, 2020 at 7:13 pm:
Fo Lovett, a giant in the Zankli Lawson family. Always jovial and smiling. You always had a word of encouragement, ever positive. So proud of all you achieved and even prouder that we are family. Rest in power Fo fo. 🙏🏽
Fo Lovett, a giant in the Zankli Lawson family. Always jovial and smiling. You always had a word of encouragement, ever positive. So proud of all you achieved and even prouder that we are family. Rest in power Fo fo. 🙏🏽
Adeyanju Bukola from Zankli medical center wrote on July 15, 2020 at 7:08 pm:
Prof. I never knew you were this nice until I moved closer to you. You were more than a mentor, you were a father, I promise to see you after my maternity leave, who are we to question God, only God can comfort us at this time, meeting you has been one of the best thing that happened to me.... Read more
Prof. I never knew you were this nice until I moved closer to you. You were more than a mentor, you were a father, I promise to see you after my maternity leave, who are we to question God, only God can comfort us at this time, meeting you has been one of the best thing that happened to me. You will forever be remembered. Rest in perfect peace prof Lawson . You always want the best for me. May God comfort your direct and indirect family at large. Continue to rest Daddy.
Dr Biodun Fakokunde from FRCOG UK wrote on July 15, 2020 at 7:01 pm:
May Prof's soul rest in perfect peace. Such a nice gentleman. Coordinated the first emergency obstetrics and neonatal resuscitation training developed by Liverpool school of tropical medicine and RCOG. I was a member of the training team. This became the prototype for the course as it was.rolled out to Africa and Asia. It was used for the MDG maternal mortality... Read more
May Prof's soul rest in perfect peace. Such a nice gentleman. Coordinated the first emergency obstetrics and neonatal resuscitation training developed by Liverpool school of tropical medicine and RCOG. I was a member of the training team. This became the prototype for the course as it was.rolled out to Africa and Asia. It was used for the MDG maternal mortality reduction initiative.
An upright, sincere, committed and fantastic host.
Pray that the family left behind will be comforted by the Lord. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Agboyi kokou from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:58 pm:
Mais sincere condolences a la famille eplore que la terre lui soit legere
Mais sincere condolences a la famille eplore que la terre lui soit legere
Dr Nwagbo Douglas C. from Enugu State TBL Control Program wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:56 pm:
Life is just like a music. Sometimes it gets sweet while sometimes it gets sour... A good man lives a sweet life others admire. Indeed you are one of those men. Unfortunately, I wasn't opportuned to taste the goodness others tasted but am glad that many were touched. The good Lord knows why things happen the way it does. Am... Read more
Life is just like a music. Sometimes it gets sweet while sometimes it gets sour... A good man lives a sweet life others admire. Indeed you are one of those men. Unfortunately, I wasn't opportuned to taste the goodness others tasted but am glad that many were touched. The good Lord knows why things happen the way it does. Am rest assured that you are resting in the bosom of the Almighty. Adieu! Papa Adieu Great man!! Adieu Prof.!!!
Adedeji Adebiyi from Lagos wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:55 pm:
To my big brother,my interaction with the Lawson's began in the early sixties at "Our Lady of Apostle Private School,Yaba as classmate to Victor and Elizabeth,they were popular and brilliant. Later I ran into Prof for the first time in the early seventies then a dashing young man driving a sports car and I was determined to be like him.... Read more
To my big brother,my interaction with the Lawson's began in the early sixties at "Our Lady of Apostle Private School,Yaba as classmate to Victor and Elizabeth,they were popular and brilliant. Later I ran into Prof for the first time in the early seventies then a dashing young man driving a sports car and I was determined to be like him. As faith will have it, my daughter, Derin, fell in love with Femi, an architect like myself, who turned out to be Prof's son and was named after my cousin, Brig. General Femi William's. Prof fell in love with my daughter and prompted his son to pop the question, the rest is history. One could not ask for better Inlaws,we have grown from inlaws to family.Prof would demand our presence at all his functions because we are now his family.lnfact we were looking forward to the next family outing in Lome.I remember the few summers we spent together in London,I assumed we still had over ten years not knowing God had other plans.May God help me to be a father to Femi.I never knew their was so much "tears"in me until the demise of Prof.It still feels like a dream,"egbon mi sun re ni oruko Jesu"
Iki Douglas from MCN Wuse Anuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:55 pm:
Prof. Your humility and generosity stand you out. The Cathedral Ushers will greatly miss you. May you find peace in the bossom of our Lord and may He console your family. Rest in Peace.
Prof. Your humility and generosity stand you out. The Cathedral Ushers will greatly miss you. May you find peace in the bossom of our Lord and may He console your family. Rest in Peace.
Mensan Salomon Lawson-Hechelli from Lome & Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:53 pm:
Cher grand cousin, Fo Lovett, Tu nous as quitté, tu nous as abandonné trop brusquement , mais en silence, tranquillement, comme il est de ta nature. Oui, le Créateur t'a rappelé à Lui, toi un homme de si haute valeur humaine, un homme de grande âme; un homme auprès de qui on se sent confiant, a l'aise, rassuré, heureux. Des... Read more
Cher grand cousin, Fo Lovett,
Tu nous as quitté, tu nous as abandonné trop brusquement , mais en silence, tranquillement, comme il est de ta nature.
Oui, le Créateur t'a rappelé à Lui, toi un homme de si haute valeur humaine, un homme de grande âme; un homme auprès de qui on se sent confiant, a l'aise, rassuré, heureux.
Des Hommes de ta trempe, le Seigneur aussi en a besoin auprès de Lui.
Outre tes capacités et compétences professionnelles que tes pairs te reconnaissent, tu as su galvaniser la diaspora familiale autour du Trône Lolan à Aného (Togo). Tu nous a tracé la voix, nous te promettons de la suivre , ne serait ce qu'en ta mémoire.
Tu as été un exemple, un modèle qui restera gravé en notre mémoire.
Reposes en Paix éternelle Fo Lovett, Reposes en Paix !
Diana from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:49 pm:
Sorry about the loss may God grant him eternal rest
Sorry about the loss may God grant him eternal rest
Gordon Gofwan from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:47 pm:
This is really painful. For those of us that knew Dr Lawson from Jos, all the adjectives that can describe him are superlative. He was a kind, humane and jovial personality. Totally detribalised and solution oriented. He was a doctor in its purest form who upheld the Oath “first do no harm”. We are comforted by his legacy and pray... Read more
This is really painful. For those of us that knew Dr Lawson from Jos, all the adjectives that can describe him are superlative. He was a kind, humane and jovial personality. Totally detribalised and solution oriented. He was a doctor in its purest form who upheld the Oath “first do no harm”. We are comforted by his legacy and pray that God grants him eternal rest. We pray for God’s comfort for his wife, children, employees and his innumerable friends. May God comfort us all. Amen
Abdullahi from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:45 pm:
My condolences, may his soul rest in peace
My condolences, may his soul rest in peace
Dr. Rahila Iyaji from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:40 pm:
You were a great person Prof. You will be greatly missed. We pray for fortitude,comfort and peace for your family and loved ones. May God's perpetual light shine upon you and may your soul rest in peace. Amen
You were a great person Prof.
You will be greatly missed.
We pray for fortitude,comfort and peace for your family and loved ones.
May God's perpetual light shine upon you and may your soul rest in peace. Amen
Joseph Bage Dattijo from National TB refernce laboratory saye wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:36 pm:
The hour has come for your eternal departure. You have fight a good fight, you have finish your race and you have impacted your knowledge to a lot. You will forever be remembered Goodnight prof
The hour has come for your eternal departure.
You have fight a good fight, you have finish your race and you have impacted your knowledge to a lot.
You will forever be remembered
Goodnight prof
Dr Ukwu Aaron Eze from Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology , Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital Sokoto. wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:32 pm:
Professor Lawson you were larger than life in humanitarian services with humility and perseverance and open door policy for all and sundary without prejudice to tribe, race or religion. You have left an enduring land mark with Zankline clinic that we can all start from a humble background and get to the peak with dint of hard work ,honesty ,integrity... Read more
Professor Lawson you were larger than life in humanitarian services with humility and perseverance and open door policy for all and sundary without prejudice to tribe, race or religion.
You have left an enduring land mark with Zankline clinic that we can all start from a humble background and get to the peak with dint of hard work ,honesty ,integrity and humility all of which you were a perfect embodiment.
My condolences to you amiable family your wife and children who must also be proud of the good life you lived as a husband ,father and a foremost medical doctor with excellent academic reputation .
Rest In Peace our Icon of medical practice.
Cyril Stober from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:29 pm:
Your invaluable counsel and support will always be remembered. And so will the banter after service at the Cathedral. Thank you for who you were. Goodnight Prof. Rest on in God's kingdom. May He uphold and strengthen your family.
Your invaluable counsel and support will always be remembered. And so will the banter after service at the Cathedral. Thank you for who you were. Goodnight Prof. Rest on in God's kingdom. May He uphold and strengthen your family.
Rt Revd Prof & Mrs E B Ajulo(, from Regularly,Jos. Nigeria wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:25 pm:
Prof Lovett Lawson and family we knew and grew together in our time of ministry as his pastor in St Piran,s church, Jos for years. Gentle, smiling, friendly, unassuming and approachable.He honoured us as God,s servants with every opportunity that came his way.How he welcomed me and my wife and attended to us royally. A man of great honor- cerebral,... Read more
Prof Lovett Lawson and family we knew and grew together in our time of ministry as his pastor in St Piran,s church, Jos for years. Gentle, smiling, friendly, unassuming and approachable.He honoured us as God,s servants with every opportunity that came his way.How he welcomed me and my wife and attended to us royally. A man of great honor- cerebral, yet had it under firm control; not flaunting it. He was a thorough- bred clinician, and his passage means a great loss to us and others everywhere. Thank God for the years God gave him and for his industrious and use of them in sacrificial service to make others good and healthy- see the lines of his benefactors! May God give comfort and courage to his wife, children and grandchildren comfort and grace to keep going on with the thread of His great and good works. Peace to his family in the name of God ,the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!
Chigborogu Ugo from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:25 pm:
Prof. you contributed immensely to the upliftment of mankind. Your kindness towards health improvement of anyone that comes your way is still immeasurable. Despite your high personality, you were down to earth in handling issues with both big and small. you were gentle to the core even at your golf games which I happened to have played with you a... Read more
Prof. you contributed immensely to the upliftment of mankind. Your kindness towards health improvement of anyone that comes your way is still immeasurable. Despite your high personality, you were down to earth in handling issues with both big and small. you were gentle to the core even at your golf games which I happened to have played with you a couple of times.
There are a lot to remember you for. Now you are no more, I pray God to rest your soul in peace till we meet to part no more
Jonathan Gbadebo Otubusin from Ecowas commission wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:17 pm:
Humble, easy going man.Treat everybody equally with respect. Always ready to help. We have lost a gem.Rest in peace my brother .You are too good to die
Humble, easy going man.Treat everybody equally with respect. Always ready to help. We have lost a gem.Rest in peace my brother .You are too good to die
Blessing Andrew from Bingham university teaching hospital wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:13 pm:
Your death is indeed painful..you were kind soft spoken, cheerful and generous. Most importantly as a teacher you taught me to always want more in life. Oh how can I forget the gist of your lovely wife and kids and how God has blessed your family. All your work on Tb damn you will be missed. You were never afraid... Read more
Your death is indeed painful..you were kind soft spoken, cheerful and generous. Most importantly as a teacher you taught me to always want more in life. Oh how can I forget the gist of your lovely wife and kids and how God has blessed your family. All your work on Tb damn you will be missed. You were never afraid to tell us about your mistakes and how you got past them...you are an inspiration sir...rest in peace sir
Hephzibah Jibunoh from Bingham University, Karu wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:06 pm:
The footprints that you left in the sands of time can never be erased. Indeed we have suffered a great loss, medicine in Nigeria and in Bingham University! The joy, passion and zeal you had out shun anything we young people could offer. Rest on, you're our hero. Rest in the bosom of our dear Lord, Professor
The footprints that you left in the sands of time can never be erased. Indeed we have suffered a great loss, medicine in Nigeria and in Bingham University!
The joy, passion and zeal you had out shun anything we young people could offer.
Rest on, you're our hero.
Rest in the bosom of our dear Lord, Professor
Meshak Panwal from Institute of Human Virology Nigeria wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:06 pm:
My condolences for your passing unto glory. May your soul RIP with our Lord Jesus Christ. Adieu the great mentor
My condolences for your passing unto glory. May your soul RIP with our Lord Jesus Christ. Adieu the great mentor
BANJO Antoinette Modupe from LAGOS wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:02 pm:
He was such a gentleman. A quiet person May his soul continually rest in peace. Adieu Fo Lovett.
He was such a gentleman. A quiet person May his soul continually rest in peace. Adieu Fo Lovett.
Victor Adah Akoh from Bingham University, Nigeria wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:00 pm:
We know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. The greatness of a man is not in... Read more
We know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. Prof affected my life as a medical student.
My mentor, knowing you personally to some extent was a great privileged for me.
May God of divine comfort be with all those you left behind especially your family, and may your Soul rest in perfect peace.
Aderonke Agbaje from IHVN, Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:58 pm:
The grandfather of TB in Nigeria has gone to rest in the bosom of his Lord and Saviour. Our dear Prof Lawson was a brilliant, kind-hearted, humble, generous and accommodating man; a gentleman to the core. You treated me like an equal, despite the fact that you were decades older than me. You bent over backwards to ensure the success... Read more
The grandfather of TB in Nigeria has gone to rest in the bosom of his Lord and Saviour. Our dear Prof Lawson was a brilliant, kind-hearted, humble, generous and accommodating man; a gentleman to the core. You treated me like an equal, despite the fact that you were decades older than me. You bent over backwards to ensure the success of our collaboration on the GF grants from 2011 till date.
May God grant you eternal rest. May He comfort your family and preserve your legacy.
Adieu Prof Lawson.
Faith Osiobe from University of Liverpool Alumni Network- Nigeria wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:58 pm:
Prof! It is hard to come to terms with the fact that I cannot chat or call you anymore. Our dear Prof was a very kind and supportive man. I remember in 2015 when I was running around planning our alumni launch you were among the very few persons who reached out to me to ask how you could help.... Read more
Prof! It is hard to come to terms with the fact that I cannot chat or call you anymore.

Our dear Prof was a very kind and supportive man. I remember in 2015 when I was running around planning our alumni launch you were among the very few persons who reached out to me to ask how you could help. You never knew me or saw me before then but trusted me and gave massive support. Subsequently, you were always there to support us as a member and as our BOT chair. Your act of kindness can never be forgotten.

Prof treated everyone with love and respect. You always listened to me when I had something to say and always made me feel important and special, never minding my age, class or status. I remember how I would brag and pose to everyone on our NEC platform that I was your favorite. We would all joke and drag over which one of us had that spot, this was so because you showed us all so much love and everyone would rather identify with such a pleasant man.

Prof Lawson was a jovial man, a happy-go-lucky fellow, so down to earth with us. A very likable personalty. He gave very wise counsel. You will be sorely missed by your UoL family and many others.

I am consoled by the fact that you lived a good life. You made your mark here on earth well. You brought sunshine to all of us and your good works will not be forgotten.

May the good Lord accept Prof. Lovett Lawson in His bosom. May He grant his delectable wife, children, brothers, sister and all his loved ones left behind the fortitude to bear this loss.

Good night my dear Prof Lovito.
Lola Thompson-Makinde from London, United Kingdom wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:57 pm:
Tribute to Prof. Lovett Lawson. In more recent weeks, as more and more people lose their lives to covid19, it became more real to me and has begun to help me appreciate every moment that I spend on this side of eternity. I have begun to cherish every day as an opportunity to make it count. One fundamental question that... Read more
Tribute to Prof. Lovett Lawson.
In more recent weeks, as more and more people lose their lives to covid19, it became more real to me and has begun to help me appreciate every moment that I spend on this side of eternity. I have begun to cherish every day as an opportunity to make it count.

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! We might not have come with anything, nor would we live with anything. We must however make everything count while on this sojourn!!
I've lost close friends, some old and some young, some who were strong, some weak. All in the pursuit of their personal dreams, ambitions, or not, actively or passively.
Some left behind very young families, others 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, and 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 may seem so irrelevant, but the truth is it's what we do with them that counts.

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. He pioneered a school of tropical medicine in a Nigerian Private University. 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 and at the University, 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
Ataima Roberts from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:54 pm:
I wish we could reverse the timing.I keep asking myself what went wrong. I am still trying to recover from the shock of your death. Tears has not stopped rolling down my eyes, how could this happen to us. It is well.I will forever miss you, your good heart, your kind gestures, your generous heart. I will not forget how... Read more
I wish we could reverse the timing.I keep asking myself what went wrong. I am still trying to recover from the shock of your death. Tears has not stopped rolling down my eyes, how could this happen to us. It is well.I will forever miss you, your good heart, your kind gestures, your generous heart. I will not forget how you used to tell me" Thank you for taking care of my brother"".You are a giver, very kind, humble, simple n unassuming. Rest on in the bosom of the Almighty till we meet to part no more.
Béné Boèvi Tychus-Lawson from Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:54 pm:
My feelings, after the shock of the first day, are those of Gratitude, Love and Humility. I am so grateful to God to come from the same family with Lovett and to have shared with him the incredible love which is the landmark of our family. Lovett, my Fo Lovito, Uncle Lovett has always been since our childhood a leader... Read more
My feelings, after the shock of the first day, are those of Gratitude, Love and Humility.
I am so grateful to God to come from the same family with Lovett and to have shared with him the incredible love which is the landmark of our family.
Lovett, my Fo Lovito, Uncle Lovett has always been since our childhood a leader in bringing people together, a true magnet of love. His generous kindness towards everybody he meets, his courage and determination, his discipline in life, his empathy inspired a lot of people around him. Yes I am grateful and proud for your life, my dearest cousin. And I am humbled by the message you are leaving: "Only LOVE matters". Thank you my big brother, my hero Farewell!
Ehino Mallum from Aberdeen, Scotland wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:53 pm:
The news of your passing was a great shock to me and my family. I remember when I walked into Zankli as a youth corp member after relocating to Abuja with no job. You had no need for a youth corp doctor but you took me on and I joined the wonderful family in ZMC for all those years. We... Read more
The news of your passing was a great shock to me and my family. I remember when I walked into Zankli as a youth corp member after relocating to Abuja with no job. You had no need for a youth corp doctor but you took me on and I joined the wonderful family in ZMC for all those years.
We will try not to mourn as those without hope because you knew and served the Lord, so we have this assurance that you are home with him. STILL! We can not deny that we feel the loss and pain of your passing. The stories being shared are a testament to your gracious and generous spirit. I pray for comfort for the members of your family and all those who knew and loved you.
Assoc Prof Bamidele Joseph Okoli from Bingham university wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:52 pm:
What is the measure of a man? Is it the amount of money he has? The possessions he owns and the power he holds? Is it the professional success he’s achieved over the years? I don’t believe it is any of these things. The true measure of a man is how much love he gives; how selflessly he shares whatever... Read more
What is the measure of a man? Is it the amount of money he has? The possessions he owns and the power he holds? Is it the professional success he’s achieved over the years?
I don’t believe it is any of these things. The true measure of a man is how much love he gives; how selflessly he shares whatever he can to help others; how consistently he lifts up those around him with a kind word, a funny joke, a compliment, a humble ear or the very shoes off his feet.
By this measure, Prof Lovett Lawson was immeasurable.
*I will really miss u*
Ngozi Hart from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:51 pm:
Words fail me baba, words fail me! To say the news of your passing shattered me is an understatement, prof touched my life in many different ways, always there to support in different ways while I worked with Zankli and even after I left. He would call from time to time to be sure I was doing ok. He was... Read more
Words fail me baba, words fail me! To say the news of your passing shattered me is an understatement, prof touched my life in many different ways, always there to support in different ways while I worked with Zankli and even after I left. He would call from time to time to be sure I was doing ok. He was indeed a rare blessing to me personally and to humanity in general. Rest on prof, you will be sorely missed, till we meet at the other side, fare thee well BOSS! ...Ngozi(Oyibo)
ISAAC OKORIE from CATHEDRAL OF UNITY WUSE ABUJA wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:51 pm:
Sir Lawson, you were such a great man, a good Christian, a gentleman per excellence. A man with a golden heart. It was extremely difficult to believe that you have gone. You touched so many lives in several ways with your beautiful wife and partner.. We will surely miss you. Rest on good man. I pray God to Comfort and... Read more
Sir Lawson, you were such a great man, a good Christian, a gentleman per excellence. A man with a golden heart. It was extremely difficult to believe that you have gone. You touched so many lives in several ways with your beautiful wife and partner.. We will surely miss you. Rest on good man. I pray God to Comfort and Console your wife, children, friends, colleagues, staff, students, the Methodist Cathedral of Unity members, the church and all those who are mourning right now.
John McCullough wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:47 pm:
My good friend I was there when you partied in Liverpool for your PhD, and for more dancing at your son's wedding in Lagos. I was there when you gave up on Arsenal (wise) and I was there when you kept taking Naira of me on the golf course in Abuja. We kept the links going with Liverpool (but you... Read more
My good friend I was there when you partied in Liverpool for your PhD, and for more dancing at your son's wedding in Lagos. I was there when you gave up on Arsenal (wise) and I was there when you kept taking Naira of me on the golf course in Abuja. We kept the links going with Liverpool (but you wouldn't switch to my club!) and later with Nutrition International. I enjoyed your and Funke's hospitality more times than I can remember and it was always great. You were generous of heart and spirit and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with Funke and your family. RIP my brother. Love, John and Hazel McCullough
Mel Ememabasi from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:46 pm:
Hmmmmm, words have failed me time and time again since I recieved the shocking news of your demise. Prof you were more than a boss, a father and a mentor. You made my stay in Zankli hospital as comfortable as possible, your humility is second to none infact the first day we met i never knew you were my boss... Read more
Hmmmmm, words have failed me time and time again since I recieved the shocking news of your demise. Prof you were more than a boss, a father and a mentor. You made my stay in Zankli hospital as comfortable as possible, your humility is second to none infact the first day we met i never knew you were my boss all through our conversation until I was informed thereafter.
You'll be sorely missed but be rest assured that you lived a life of purpose and touched so many lives more than you even realised.
Adieu great one.
Oyindamola Issah from Zankli Medical Centre wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:43 pm:
It is very heartbreaking to be writing this. You were not just a boss but you were also a great father to me and everyone that came in contact with you. You made my medical career start off on a very smooth note. Thank you so much for touching our lives in so many ways while you were with us.... Read more
It is very heartbreaking to be writing this. You were not just a boss but you were also a great father to me and everyone that came in contact with you. You made my medical career start off on a very smooth note. Thank you so much for touching our lives in so many ways while you were with us. I pray that your gentle and beautiful soul rests in Perfect peace in Jesus name.
Adepeju Jokosenumi wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:42 pm:
You were always a secure source of support and succor! Thank you for being all that you were to us and an inspiration in your works. We love you and will miss you so much. Rest in power Sir
You were always a secure source of support and succor! Thank you for being all that you were to us and an inspiration in your works. We love you and will miss you so much. Rest in power Sir
Mrs. Olufunke Ogunyode from London wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:41 pm:
Professor (Dr) Lovett Lawson, daddy, daddy, as fondly called by me, and he would answer 'mummy, mummy'. What shall I write about a great man? As I am writing this tribute, I am still in shock as it seems I am dreaming though it has been two days you were gone. Since my daughter married your son, you have been... Read more
Professor (Dr) Lovett Lawson, daddy, daddy, as fondly called by me, and he would answer 'mummy, mummy'.

What shall I write about a great man?

As I am writing this tribute, I am still in shock as it seems I am dreaming though it has been two days you were gone.

Since my daughter married your son, you have been a very wonderful father to everyone. You loved all your children, their wives and all your family members at large.

You don't look down on anyone, young or old.

I remember when you and your lovely wife travelled all the way from Abuja to Germany to attend my nephew's wedding. You were with us in London April 2019 celebrating my husband's birthday and also via zoom on June 24, 2020 celebrating one of my girl's birthday.

How many will I recount? I can go on and on, non-stop including your words of encouragement at all times.

Your memory will remain with us forever.

Nigeria has lost another great man. A very kind-hearted man. Humble to the core. God-fearing man who loved everyone unconditionally.

You impacted so many lives. You fulfilled your purpose and achieved a lot. We will miss you.

Adieu papa rere. Sleep well in the bosom of God.
Chioma Chukwuma (Mrs.) from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:39 pm:
Prof, your passing came as a rude shock! You were indeed a great man and will be remembered for all the wise counsel, your jolly good fellowship, contributions to the society, mankind and your dance steps. Rest in Peace Prof.
Prof, your passing came as a rude shock! You were indeed a great man and will be remembered for all the wise counsel, your jolly good fellowship, contributions to the society, mankind and your dance steps. Rest in Peace Prof.
Ruthie N. from Nigeria wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:39 pm:
It is so sad to know that you are not with us anymore. You surely are a great man and legend. You truly inspire more of my passion for medicine. You are such a wise,jovial and generous man. Your generosity for giving,teaching and impacting lives will never be forgotten. I am so grateful to God and honoured to have learnt... Read more
It is so sad to know that you are not with us anymore. You surely are a great man and legend. You truly inspire more of my passion for medicine. You are such a wise,jovial and generous man. Your generosity for giving,teaching and impacting lives will never be forgotten. I am so grateful to God and honoured to have learnt under you. Though you may be gone,you really did leave your footprints in the sands of time and you also left a legacy. So please do rest in peace because you did well to the people you met and those you didn't meet.
Toks Ekukinam from Lagos wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:38 pm:
Dear Lovett, this is such sad news. I'm still in shock. We met in the OLA/Igbobi fraternity more than 50 years ago. We kept in touch somewhat on social media, saying happy birthday and seeing pictures of yourself and your lovely family. You were a kind and gentle soul who always smiled. Always a gentleman. You will be greatly missed... Read more
Dear Lovett, this is such sad news. I'm still in shock. We met in the OLA/Igbobi fraternity more than 50 years ago. We kept in touch somewhat on social media, saying happy birthday and seeing pictures of yourself and your lovely family. You were a kind and gentle soul who always smiled. Always a gentleman. You will be greatly missed by all who knew you. Rest well, dear Lovett. May The Lord receive your soul with Mercy and give you peace and may He give strength and comfort to all who mourn your passing. Amen.
Nadu Sodeke (née Lawson) from New Jersey, USA wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:37 pm:
I can’t believe I’m writing about cousin Lovette in the past tense. He was one of the most humble, principled, ethical, upright, uplifting, loving, peaceful, generous, understanding, joyful, person I have ever known. Though much older and accomplished than most, he never looked down on any. While I was serving in Jos in 1981, his home was open to all... Read more
I can’t believe I’m writing about cousin Lovette in the past tense. He was one of the most humble, principled, ethical, upright, uplifting, loving, peaceful, generous, understanding, joyful, person I have ever known. Though much older and accomplished than most, he never looked down on any. While I was serving in Jos in 1981, his home was open to all Youth Corpers. It was were you went relax and socialize. His parties were a must go with good food, drinks and music. He was everyone’s big brother. He was quick to help and never passed judgment. You could depend on him to pull you out of most difficult situations. You lived an exemplary life cousin. Your tireless dedication and contribution to the health and wellness of human beings and Nigerians in particular, is outstanding. At times in my interactions with you, I forgot what a great and accomplished person you were. But then that was a sign of your humility. Never known to brag, even when explaining the intricacies of what you do as a medical provider. Your legacy and accomplishments will not tarnish and live forevermore in Jesus Name.

On a personal note, Coz Lovette’s dedication to the Lawson family was unparalleled. On some of his visits to the New York area, he would contact as many Lawson family members as possible, and before you know it a boisterous mini family reunion is organized, where we end up having lots of fun with music, dancing , and Coz Lovette of course, as the master of ceremony. He loved to dance and was a good dancer!

Thank you for all you did in bringing the Lawson family together under the Zankli Funding Group. Thank you for your contribution and commitment to the family. Your unlimited upload of music on the chat forum kept us singing and dancing the whole week long. Your passing has left a big void in our midst. But by God’s Grace we shall carry on the legacy of family/ kinship that you fostered.
My condolences to your beautiful wife , Dr. Funke Lawson, the children, grandchildren and your siblings. May God give them the fortitude to bear this loss.

Cousin Lovette, you live on forever in my heart. Thank you for all our shared conversations. I love you but God loves you more. Sleep on beloved. Till we meet again at Jesus’ feet, Good night 😢
otunkehindehannah from Zankli medical services wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:36 pm:
You always encourage us at the reception to smile, the first day you saw me you said you love my smile and that I should always welcome my patients with a smile. It's painful that you left so early, You are not just a boss but you are a father. I will miss you sir Medical records/receptionist will miss you... Read more
You always encourage us at the reception to smile, the first day you saw me you said you love my smile and that I should always welcome my patients with a smile. It's painful that you left so early, You are not just a boss but you are a father. I will miss you sir
Medical records/receptionist will miss you sir
Rest in peace Daddy
Nadia Sam-Agudu from Institute of Human Virology Nigeria wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:33 pm:
I had no words when I heard Prof Lawson had died. Death happens but we don't expect it, not for people who make life and work more tolerable, more fun, more meaningful. We needed him to stay around and keep inspiring us to do more for TB in Nigeria and around the globe. What an immeasurable loss. Rest in peace... Read more
I had no words when I heard Prof Lawson had died. Death happens but we don't expect it, not for people who make life and work more tolerable, more fun, more meaningful. We needed him to stay around and keep inspiring us to do more for TB in Nigeria and around the globe. What an immeasurable loss. Rest in peace with those who have gone before us.
Abiola from Tubi wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:29 pm:
Baba Lawson as I popularly call him was a humble man to the core, a great achiever and lover of humility, passion and jovial person. My first contact with him was when I conducted a TB training at one of his facilities - Zankli Medical Centre (2004). He gave the programme all the needed support towards the success of the... Read more
Baba Lawson as I popularly call him was a humble man to the core, a great achiever and lover of humility, passion and jovial person. My first contact with him was when I conducted a TB training at one of his facilities - Zankli Medical Centre (2004). He gave the programme all the needed support towards the success of the training. He also stooped so low (a CEO) to learn under me - reason why he referred to me as his TB teacher until his death. I will forever be grateful to him for his support to the FCT TB control programme during the early days when we were battling with the programmatic teething problems; an excellent professional in the area of the control of infectious diseases. His memory will remain evergreen amongst the entire TB control programme family. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Our thoughts are with the family and may good Lord grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. Amen
Adeyemo Rhodes-Vivour from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:24 pm:
Words can't express the shock of losing an amazing uncle. Your selflessness was second to none. You made an amazing impact during your life time that would echo for a long long time. Heaven gained a beautiful soul. Sleep well my dear uncle
Words can't express the shock of losing an amazing uncle. Your selflessness was second to none. You made an amazing impact during your life time that would echo for a long long time. Heaven gained a beautiful soul. Sleep well my dear uncle
Hyellagziyanda Joel Umar from Bingham University wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:21 pm:
It is upsetting to see you go, you are and will always be a mentor to Bingham University Medical students. You had an unnatural love for teaching and I am grateful to have had you as a teacher, someone to look up to now and always. Rest on sir.
It is upsetting to see you go, you are and will always be a mentor to Bingham University Medical students.
You had an unnatural love for teaching and I am grateful to have had you as a teacher, someone to look up to now and always.
Rest on sir.
Laura from Nigeria wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:19 pm:
It was really devastating that morning when I heard the news. At first I didn't believe it when I saw on someone's whatsapp status, I had to call to be sure. It took me time to accept it that Prof has passed on. One thing I will never forget, I learnt from Prof is that no one is indispensable. Each... Read more
It was really devastating that morning when I heard the news. At first I didn't believe it when I saw on someone's whatsapp status, I had to call to be sure. It took me time to accept it that Prof has passed on. One thing I will never forget, I learnt from Prof is that no one is indispensable. Each time the word resounds in my head, It makes me do things the extraordinary, an inspiration. We really lost an iroko, a rare gem in Nigerian TB program. Adieu Prof, May his soul rest in peace & may God give his family the grace to bear this loss.
Dr Nicholas Baamlong from UATH, Gwagwalada, Abuja FCT wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:14 pm:
It was indeed one of those very sad moments in my life when I heard the news of Profs demise. Prof Lawson was a father & great mentor to me. Very simple, straightforward & jolly good fellow. Will sure miss Ur usual wise counsel. The support I got from u & mummy as a resident doctor & during my days... Read more
It was indeed one of those very sad moments in my life when I heard the news of Profs demise.
Prof Lawson was a father & great mentor to me. Very simple, straightforward & jolly good fellow.
Will sure miss Ur usual wise counsel.
The support I got from u & mummy as a resident doctor & during my days as NMA FCT Chairman was unquantifiable.
May the good Lord grant u eternal peaceful repose & comfort Ur entire family. RIP sir
Dr. Anthony Chinedu Adimegwu from Zankli medical centre wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:10 pm:
To an icon ,one who I encountered within this period . You have been a blessing to me and everyone you have come across . To me you are Daddy. It’s even more painful writing this tribute knowing I would not see you again. I bid you farewell okeosisi (the iroko tree). Adieu papa
To an icon ,one who I encountered within this period . You have been a blessing to me and everyone you have come across . To me you are Daddy. It’s even more painful writing this tribute knowing I would not see you again. I bid you farewell okeosisi (the iroko tree). Adieu papa
Dr Peter Njoku from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:09 pm:
A hardworking clinician I was privileged to know. His generosity extended to the medical community with the sponsorship of clinical meetings. He was passionate about tropical and community medicine. May his soul Rest in Peace 🙏
A hardworking clinician I was privileged to know. His generosity extended to the medical community with the sponsorship of clinical meetings. He was passionate about tropical and community medicine. May his soul Rest in Peace 🙏
Dr. Okonkwo from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:07 pm:
It was a short encounter with you but the smiles, your warm heartedness, your humility, your generosity, the love you show to your own and people around.... will lighten the hearts of all whom you impacted (directly or indirectly) on. Our hearts are broken knowing we have indeed lost a rare gem but may you find eternal rest in the... Read more
It was a short encounter with you but the smiles, your warm heartedness, your humility, your generosity, the love you show to your own and people around.... will lighten the hearts of all whom you impacted (directly or indirectly) on. Our hearts are broken knowing we have indeed lost a rare gem but may you find eternal rest in the bosom of our Lord and continue to smile with the angels.
Rest in peace, gentle soul.
Nkoli Okedo : Abuja from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:07 pm:
A kind hearted man, affecting lives positively. You were so passionate in your duty to humanity. Your exit from this worl is painfu, but a gain to heaven. Adieu prof, rest in the bosom of God 🌹🌺💐🌸
A kind hearted man, affecting lives positively. You were so passionate in your duty to humanity. Your exit from this worl is painfu, but a gain to heaven. Adieu prof, rest in the bosom of God 🌹🌺💐🌸
Anih Ifeanyi from Dr Anih I wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:06 pm:
An Iroko has fallen..... We love you so much prof. Of course we do. Your warmth, kindheartedness, fatherly advice even during lectures and just that all round presence you bring to every meeting. You taught us what it means to be a doctor in Nigeria. As you journey to heaven, may the angels be with you. You're definitely in a... Read more
An Iroko has fallen.....
We love you so much prof. Of course we do. Your warmth, kindheartedness, fatherly advice even during lectures and just that all round presence you bring to every meeting. You taught us what it means to be a doctor in Nigeria.
As you journey to heaven, may the angels be with you. You're definitely in a better place now. Rest well sir
Dr Olajide-Jimoh from Zankli medical services Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:05 pm:
Boss like a father, had the interest of all at heart, appreciates every little thing you do. I was trilled by his humility on first encounter. You have impacted more lives than you knew. Your memories will ever remain in my heart. Rest on Sir.
Boss like a father, had the interest of all at heart, appreciates every little thing you do. I was trilled by his humility on first encounter. You have impacted more lives than you knew. Your memories will ever remain in my heart. Rest on Sir.
Kashim Sha’awa from Los Angeles wrote on July 15, 2020 at 4:57 pm:
Dear Proff.... Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us... Read more
Dear Proff.... Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.

Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time; Footprints, that perhaps another, Sailing o’er life’s solemn main, A forlorn and shipwrecked brother, Seeing, shall take heart again.

And when great souls die,
after a period peace blooms, slowly and always irregularly. Spaces fill with a kind of soothing electric vibration.
Our senses, restored, never to be the same, whisper to us. They existed. They existed.We can be. Be and be better. For they existed.

May Allah bless your gentle soul Prof....will surely miss you. May Allah bless his family and give us all the strength to bear the painful loss.
Oluwafunke Dosumu(TB Advocate) from FCT ABUJA wrote on July 15, 2020 at 4:50 pm:
I’m sad to see you go, because you’ve been not only a great father figure but also a great boss. You have impacted the TB world with your wisdom and kindness. You are a great mentor to us all. Receiving an award from you during your administration was a beginning of success. Thank you for being wonderful. Rest in Peace.... Read more
I’m sad to see you go, because you’ve been not only a great father figure but also a great boss. You have impacted the TB world with your wisdom and kindness. You are a great mentor to us all. Receiving an award from you during your administration was a beginning of success. Thank you for being wonderful. Rest in Peace. You shall be greatly Missed Prof. Lovett Lawson
Dr. Suchi Nanret Kyeswet from Bingham University College of Medicine wrote on July 15, 2020 at 4:45 pm:
TRIBUTE TO MY SENIOR I worked with you for a short period of time, but your impact in my life is everlasting. You have touched my Life by the sacrificial life you lived. You will surly be missed in all ramifications. Rest well Prof.
TRIBUTE TO MY SENIOR
I worked with you for a short period of time, but your impact in my life is everlasting. You have touched my Life by the sacrificial life you lived. You will surly be missed in all ramifications. Rest well Prof.
Okong Orok from Zankli Hospital, Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 4:44 pm:
Dear Prof., It's been a privilege working with you and I'm grateful our paths crossed. May the good Lord grant you eternal rest, and your family the fortitude to bear this loss.
Dear Prof.,

It's been a privilege working with you and I'm grateful our paths crossed.
May the good Lord grant you eternal rest, and your family the fortitude to bear this loss.
Dr. Eno Usoroh from Uyo, Akwa Ibom wrote on July 15, 2020 at 4:44 pm:
It's surreal to be writing this tribute about Prof. Lovett Lawson....aah, death has struck a painful blow with this one. Prof. was a true gentleman, astute medical entrepreneur, my family friend, senior colleague, father figure and professional supporter...amongst other things... I first encountered Prof. in Abuja when I worked with an HMO and we wished to partner with Zankli Medical... Read more
It's surreal to be writing this tribute about Prof. Lovett Lawson....aah, death has struck a painful blow with this one.

Prof. was a true gentleman, astute medical entrepreneur, my family friend, senior colleague, father figure and professional supporter...amongst other things...

I first encountered Prof. in Abuja when I worked with an HMO and we wished to partner with Zankli Medical Centre for our highest end private plan. I almost couldn't belive how such a "big man senior Doctor" like Prof. could be so simple and child-like, up close. My respect and admiration started to build up from that encounter. Meeting Aunty
Funke, his beautiful, brilliant wife and partner only made him rise higher in my esteem.

Then I moved into Tuberculosis Control and encountered Prof again on another level. A close encounter at a RSTMH Biennial conference and immediately after, attending a short course together at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 2014 made me see another side of Prof. His thirst for knowledge was humbling and challenging to me as a person. Prof hosted I and my colleague at IHVN at his Liverpool home...as well as some of our course mates at Liverpool. Prof. was effortlessly generous like that. And his passion for Tuberculosis Control, research and infectious tropical diseases was legendary. To me, Prof. was the ultimate example in self-reinvention when he moved from heading Zankli into TB, Infectious Diseases and research at Bingham University.

Recently, I had cause to ask Prof. to serve as my professional referee for a job, and he cheerfully agreed to do so. I remember now how he made sure to spell his first name out for me over the phone and I laughingly told him I knew the spelling. But he insisted and made me spell it back to him, as he said many people often mispelled his name. I could go on...and on.

Words are not enough now for so many of us to articulate what Prof. meant to us. As a professional highly esteemed senior colleague and as a friend ... all I can say is that he will be sorely missed😭😭😭😭 May he RIP, and may God comfort Aunty Funke, their sons and beautiful family and all who are now in mourning...amen🙏🏽
Dr. WOHEREM ONYINYE. from ZANKLI MEDICAL SERVICES,ABUJA. wrote on July 15, 2020 at 4:38 pm:
Oga was like a father to us all.The best boss I ever had.He created an amazing work environment.Always smiling,always cheerful,always smartly dressed.He was very full of life.His passing hurts more than I ever imagined.The bible says in Pro.22 vs 1 that;' a good name is worth more than great wealth'.Oga had a very good name.May his gentle,kind,generous soul rest in... Read more
Oga was like a father to us all.The best boss I ever had.He created an amazing work environment.Always smiling,always cheerful,always smartly dressed.He was very full of life.His passing hurts more than I ever imagined.The bible says in Pro.22 vs 1 that;' a good name is worth more than great wealth'.Oga had a very good name.May his gentle,kind,generous soul rest in perfect peace and may God give Madam,his family,friends and all who loved him the fortitude to bear this great loss.
Chuma Ikenze wrote on July 15, 2020 at 4:11 pm:
I count myself fortunate to have known Tei during our youth. It's been over 50 years, but I still cherish the memories, his ever present smile, his happy go lucky outlook on life, etc. My sincere condolences to the family let behind. But, in missing him, let us also remember that only a brief spell of time separates us. Therefore,... Read more
I count myself fortunate to have known Tei during our youth. It's been over 50 years, but I still cherish the memories, his ever present smile, his happy go lucky outlook on life, etc.
My sincere condolences to the family let behind. But, in missing him, let us also remember that only a brief spell of time separates us. Therefore, let us wish him a speedy adjustment to his new environment, with his gaze now turned away from this Earth and focused instead on his Spiritual ascent.

May he awaken to all of the help that surrounds him in his new environment.

Amen.
Adebayo Adewale Moshood from Lokoja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 4:02 pm:
May your soul rest in peace prof
May your soul rest in peace prof
Ogoamaka Chukwuogo from KNCV TB Foundation wrote on July 15, 2020 at 4:01 pm:
Dearest Prof, You were simply the very best of us. You attended to me as a little girl in Zankli when it was located in Jos. You were a most fatherly doctor. Joining the TB program many years later I came again under your fatherly tutelage and mentorship. You have left a HUGE legacy that we are all obligated to... Read more
Dearest Prof, You were simply the very best of us. You attended to me as a little girl in Zankli when it was located in Jos. You were a most fatherly doctor. Joining the TB program many years later I came again under your fatherly tutelage and mentorship. You have left a HUGE legacy that we are all obligated to uphold.
I will do my very best to live this legacy. Adieu Prof! May you rest in perfect peace in the Lord Amen.
Adedapo Harold-Sodipo from London, UK wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:59 pm:
TRIBUTE TO MY SENIOR It is a privilege and an honour to salute the memory and life of this truly remarkable and distinguished gentleman, Professor Lovett Lawson - That is being formal. LL Cool bros has sadly and most unexpectedly, passed on into the bosom of the Lord leaving a beautiful wife, wonderful children and grandchildren, adoring siblings, and me,... Read more
TRIBUTE TO MY SENIOR

It is a privilege and an honour to salute the memory and life of this truly remarkable and distinguished gentleman, Professor Lovett Lawson - That is being formal.

LL Cool bros has sadly and most unexpectedly, passed on into the bosom of the Lord leaving a beautiful wife, wonderful children and grandchildren, adoring siblings, and me, like many other old Igbobians, all numbed with pain and bewildered, weeping in disbelief at his passing.

But why?

Because he was this charming personality, warm, loving, lively, friendly and brotherly but proper and switched on. Yes he was my senior and I don't think I ever forgot that, but he had this unique way of relating to you that blurred all that Igbobi protocol that was well defined in others. He was a senior as well as a bros and a friend at the same time, the senior you could always always relate to. He fondly called me trouble and I fondly retaliated and called him, respectfully, senior trouble.

Most of us will remember him as a devastating full back, the master of the sliding tackle, our hero, and woe betide the opposing winger that dared come back for more.

A few years ago a family member was badly ill in Abuja and given the state of things, it was acutely worrying. Well, there was only one person that I could ask for help and it was Bros who thought nothing of the inconvenience of being woken up in the middle of the night to render help.

Living abroad I could only enjoy him remotely via FB until one afternoon a few years ago when he hosted a lunch in London; such was his heart, Big cool Bros to everyone. He is badly missed, gone too soon.

But thank GOD for the memories and the example of a blessed senior.
Solomon Chinedu from Cedarcrest hospitals Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:58 pm:
TRIBUTE TO A MENTOR OF MENTORS The Earth is blessed to have someone like you walked through its path. You gave your best so that the rest of humanity can be at her best. You sacrificed your comfort and pleasure so that the sick can get a good Care. You chose the path of diligence, and the world will not... Read more
TRIBUTE TO A MENTOR OF MENTORS

The Earth is blessed to have someone like you walked through its path. You gave your best so that the rest of humanity can be at her best. You sacrificed your comfort and pleasure so that the sick can get a good Care. You chose the path of diligence, and the world will not forget. You ran a good race, you kept the faith. Today we believe a reward of eternal value has been given to you.
Continue to rest in the bossom of your Maker.

Rest in peace big uncle, Rest in peace a Father to many, rest in peace mentor of mentors. May God grant your soul eternal rest. Amen.

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Solomon Chinedu
Snr Radiographer
Cedarcrest hospitals Abuja.
Dr. Fatima Lawson from Minnesota, U.S.A wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:58 pm:
On behalf of the the Lawsons of Minnesota, all their children and grandchildren, I would like to express our deeply felt condolences for this irreplaceable loss that has befallen our families. Fo Lovett was a very great man, a consummate philanthropist, a dedicated family man and servant of God. With him around, music, laughter and delectation were guaranteed to reign!... Read more
On behalf of the the Lawsons of Minnesota, all their children and grandchildren, I would like to express our deeply felt condolences for this irreplaceable loss that has befallen our families. Fo Lovett was a very great man, a consummate philanthropist, a dedicated family man and servant of God.
With him around, music, laughter and delectation were guaranteed to reign!
I remember the last conversation we had was a few weeks ago. He called to check on us during the rioting and demonstrations in Minneapolis as a result of George Floyd’s killing. We laughed throughout the conversation which ended with advice for us to stay safe and away from trouble. Ever since the news of his passing, his kind and caring voice has been ringing in my ears!
We are however, comforted that he is now resting and in a much better place. We thank the Almighty for the life that he led, and pray that God continues to give all those that he left behind the strength and fortitude to carry on. Fo Lovett did his part in improving human condition, and the lives of all those who came in contact with him. His legacy will certainly live on!!!
Christie Chinyere Dick from Bingham University Karu, Nasarawa State Nigeria wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:52 pm:
You were a great man, you affected many lives positively, you left a very good legacy. You love God and man. You were so passionate about helping humanity, one of your great dreams was to end TB and other infectious diseases. Rest on prof, you will greatly be missed. Till we meet at the feet of the Lord Jesus Christ... Read more
You were a great man, you affected many lives positively, you left a very good legacy. You love God and man. You were so passionate about helping humanity, one of your great dreams was to end TB and other infectious diseases. Rest on prof, you will greatly be missed. Till we meet at the feet of the Lord Jesus Christ to part no more
Chfmrs Abike bakare from Ibadan wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:51 pm:
Eni ba magbe ko ba wa daro aro eni ba maluko ko ba wa daro osun eni ba mo lekeleke ko ba wa daro efun eni ba mo oko yeye olufunke ko ba wa daro enire baba oninure to lo majokun majekolo ohun ti won nje lajule orun in ko ba won je ma simi laya olugbala baba. Tope baba... Read more
Eni ba magbe ko ba wa daro aro eni ba maluko ko ba wa daro osun eni ba mo lekeleke ko ba wa daro efun eni ba mo oko yeye olufunke ko ba wa daro enire baba oninure to lo majokun majekolo ohun ti won nje lajule orun in ko ba won je ma simi laya olugbala baba. Tope baba femi baba Rotimi ekun oko yeye olufunke suunnnn ree oo
Felicia Onah from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:51 pm:
Dear professor Lawson, The news of your death came as a very big shock and it's hurts badly. I met you In one of your lectures( campaigns) against tuberculosis a few years back. That meeting with you proved that you were a world saver, down to earth and kind . I can only pray that the Lord Almighty will rest... Read more
Dear professor Lawson,
The news of your death came as a very big shock and it's hurts badly.
I met you In one of your lectures( campaigns) against tuberculosis a few years back.
That meeting with you proved that you were a world saver, down to earth and kind .
I can only pray that the Lord Almighty will rest your soul and comfort your family.
Good night professor Lawson.
Bayo Sadare from Lagos wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:43 pm:
Since our Igbobi College days, Lovett had been a very polite gentleman, a rare gem. Someone we all loved. He was a man of excellent mien and heart full of love. Lovett was very disciplined, godly and morally upright. He had an unfathomable capacity to care for people. I have so many fond memories of him. I know that the... Read more
Since our Igbobi College days, Lovett had been a very polite gentleman, a rare gem. Someone we all loved. He was a man of excellent mien and heart full of love. Lovett was very disciplined, godly and morally upright. He had an unfathomable capacity to care for people. I have so many fond memories of him. I know that the Almighty God has received him into His bossom. May the Almighty God grant him sweet repose. Amen
Akin Ojo from London wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:42 pm:
So sad to learn of your passing away .You have dedicated so much of your life to medicine,so much good work done on TB You were always keen to catch up with old friends, you entertained me both in Abuja and Lonfon,you will be missed. The good Lord knows better Grace to your family at this time of sorrow Rest... Read more
So sad to learn of your passing away .You have dedicated so much of your life to medicine,so much good work done on TB
You were always keen to catch up with old friends, you entertained me both in Abuja and Lonfon,you will be missed. The good Lord knows better
Grace to your family at this time of sorrow
Rest in peace Lovette
Ogunmola olajumoke from FCTA,Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:38 pm:
my heartfelt condolences, may God grant your family fortitude to bear the loss.
my heartfelt condolences, may God grant your family fortitude to bear the loss.
John Bimba from Zankli Research Centre, Bingham University Karu, Nigeria wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:38 pm:
*HE WAS A Gift TO WORLD * Tribute to Prof. Lovett Lawson Knowing and working with Prof. Lovett Lawson was a life-changing experience for us in Zankli Research Centre, Bingham University both personally and at a professional level. He was the builder and the cornerstone and His memories will remain a cherished treasure for us. Dr John S. Bimba
*HE WAS A Gift TO WORLD *
Tribute to Prof. Lovett Lawson

Knowing and working with Prof. Lovett Lawson was a life-changing experience for us in Zankli Research Centre, Bingham University both personally and at a professional level. He was the builder and the cornerstone and His memories will remain a cherished treasure for us.

Dr John S. Bimba
Yomi Awoniyi from Mopa - Nigeria wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:37 pm:
May his gentle soul rest in the bosom of the Lord. May God grant the family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. It shall all be well, in Jesus' name. Amen
May his gentle soul rest in the bosom of the Lord. May God grant the family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. It shall all be well, in Jesus' name. Amen
Dr Duru Victor Oge from National Hospital wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:37 pm:
In the short period that I knew you Sir whilst working at your Hospital, You were such a nice Man all-round. This is indeed a huge loss. May God Rest your wonderful Soul and grant your family the fortitude to bear the loss. Amen
In the short period that I knew you Sir whilst working at your Hospital, You were such a nice Man all-round. This is indeed a huge loss. May God Rest your wonderful Soul and grant your family the fortitude to bear the loss. Amen
Dr Segun Labinjo from London wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:36 pm:
You were such a senior who made us feel at home. A real role model. Rest on the right side of Jesus. Rest in peace.
You were such a senior who made us feel at home. A real role model. Rest on the right side of Jesus. Rest in peace.
Wilson Olaiya from Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:33 pm:
His simplicity, humility, likability and approachability were were clearly evident even meeting him for the first time despite his intimidating profile and achievements. We're glad for a live well-lived but still so devastated at the monumental loss. May God comfort us all, especially his immediate family.
His simplicity, humility, likability and approachability were were clearly evident even meeting him for the first time despite his intimidating profile and achievements. We're glad for a live well-lived but still so devastated at the monumental loss. May God comfort us all, especially his immediate family.
Dr. ( Chief ) Osadolor Henry Omokaro from Benin city wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:33 pm:
The end of a Chapter. My very deep condolences to the immediate family, friends, colleagues and associates. He left his mark in the annals of the Medical Profession. May his Soul find eternal rest. Amen.
The end of a Chapter. My very deep condolences to the immediate family, friends, colleagues and associates. He left his mark in the annals of the Medical Profession. May his Soul find eternal rest. Amen.
Ifeoma Ulasi from College of Medicine, University of Nigeria wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:30 pm:
This is a colossal loss to humanity; not to talk of the loss to the nation, your family, your children and your wife. My dear friend Funke, do take heart. My fellow alumnus of Univerity of Liverpool. The Alumni Association will miss your wise counsel. It was a total shock to me when the Association Coordinator called to break the... Read more
This is a colossal loss to humanity; not to talk of the loss to the nation, your family, your children and your wife. My dear friend Funke, do take heart.

My fellow alumnus of Univerity of Liverpool. The Alumni Association will miss your wise counsel. It was a total shock to me when the Association Coordinator called to break the terrible news.

May God console your family and all of us. Rest on... 🙏
Dr Asogwa Christopher from National hospital abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:28 pm:
May the soul of prof Lawson rest in perfect peace. My condolences to his family and abuja medical family.
May the soul of prof Lawson rest in perfect peace.
My condolences to his family and abuja medical family.
Andy from Ramsay wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:22 pm:
I am in shock. Such a dear and generous soul. Lovett, thank-you for having been my friend. You worked hard to improve the lives of others and you did it in such a humble way. On World TB Day 2010, the WHO honoured Lovett in a news article. It said it all about his passion and determination. Sincere condolences to... Read more
I am in shock. Such a dear and generous soul. Lovett, thank-you for having been my friend.
You worked hard to improve the lives of others and you did it in such a humble way.
On World TB Day 2010, the WHO honoured Lovett in a news article. It said it all about his passion and determination.
Sincere condolences to Fuunke and the family.
Felix Abrahams Obi from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:22 pm:
I met Dr. Lawson some years ago during a formative research on maternal mortality reviews. I was amazed that he'd set up a clinical research cum infectious diseases lab at Zankli Hospital. He bestrode clinical and population health and development. May God give rest his soul and comfort his family.
I met Dr. Lawson some years ago during a formative research on maternal mortality reviews. I was amazed that he'd set up a clinical research cum infectious diseases lab at Zankli Hospital. He bestrode clinical and population health and development. May God give rest his soul and comfort his family.
Banji Oyeyinka and Nadu Oyeyinka from Abidjan wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:21 pm:
The earth lost a great man as Heavens welcome a saint The family loses a loved one but Angels welcome a brethren Colleagues lose an expert as heaven welcomes a man whose earthly work is over We love you Lovett, sleep well.
The earth lost a great man as Heavens welcome a saint
The family loses a loved one but Angels welcome a brethren
Colleagues lose an expert as heaven welcomes a man whose earthly work is over
We love you Lovett, sleep well.
Ekene A.S from Portharcourt wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:20 pm:
Indeed the world has lost a prolific icon, a father, a teacher, a mentor and a visionary leader. Your ephemeral stay on Earth impacted immensely in the lives of those who knew you. Although we'll miss you, but you'll forever be remembered. Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord. God rest your soul.
Indeed the world has lost a prolific icon, a father, a teacher, a mentor and a visionary leader. Your ephemeral stay on Earth impacted immensely in the lives of those who knew you. Although we'll miss you, but you'll forever be remembered. Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord. God rest your soul.
Banji Oyeyinka and Nadu Oyeyinka from Abidjan wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:18 pm:
The earth lost a great man, the heavens received a saint; The family lost a brother the angels welcome a brethren Communities of doctors lost a colleague and a superb expert yet heavens welcome a saint whose job is done; Your legacy is assured. Sleep well Lovett.
The earth lost a great man, the heavens received a saint;
The family lost a brother the angels welcome a brethren
Communities of doctors lost a colleague and a superb expert yet heavens welcome a saint whose job is done;
Your legacy is assured. Sleep well Lovett.
Olufemi Adeluyi wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:17 pm:
Prof Lawson was such a competent professional and a truly compassionate person! It was such a shock to hear of his passing. He made his patients feel comfortable and had such a calming presence. May his gentle soul rest in peace and may God comfort the entire family, the Zankli team and the many people he touched.
Prof Lawson was such a competent professional and a truly compassionate person! It was such a shock to hear of his passing. He made his patients feel comfortable and had such a calming presence. May his gentle soul rest in peace and may God comfort the entire family, the Zankli team and the many people he touched.
Dr. 'Niyi Awoniyi from Tampa. FL. wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:13 pm:
My heartfelt condolence to his family. May his soul rest in peace & may God grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
My heartfelt condolence to his family.
May his soul rest in peace & may God grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
Olugbenga Oguntunde from Abuja, Nigeria wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:12 pm:
It came as a very rude shock that fateful morning, and I'm yet to recover from it as I write! "Prof(as we fondly called him) has passed on!" a colleague broke the sad news to me. Prof, I lost in you a teacher, a mentor and a friend. I'll forever miss your "Gbenga, Kini nkan?" as you always inquired to... Read more
It came as a very rude shock that fateful morning, and I'm yet to recover from it as I write! "Prof(as we fondly called him) has passed on!" a colleague broke the sad news to me.

Prof, I lost in you a teacher, a mentor and a friend. I'll forever miss your "Gbenga, Kini nkan?" as you always inquired to know if everything was fine with me anytime we talked. You directly touched our lives as you did to so many others.

Your passing is quite painful but we are consoled by the good and exemplary life you lived and the many lives that you touched while you lived!

Rest on Prof! Adieu!!!!!
Dr. Michael Ogunkoya from The Hope Valley Fertility Clinic Ltd. wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:10 pm:
You were such a wonderful person all-round. It was nice that our paths crossed not only in our Medical school but also at your hospital, Zankli Medical Centre in Abuja and at YTC. I remember we had some altercations but you were magnanimous in bringing about a lasting resolution. In all of that, your humane nature was manifest. We will... Read more
You were such a wonderful person all-round. It was nice that our paths crossed not only in our Medical school but also at your hospital, Zankli Medical Centre in Abuja and at YTC. I remember we had some altercations but you were magnanimous in bringing about a lasting resolution. In all of that, your humane nature was manifest. We will truly miss you. May God in His infinite nature grant you eternal rest and offer your family the fortitude to bear their loss.
Dr. Gbenga Ogunkoya- For the HVC
Attoh Mensah enyonam Patricia from Abuja , ecowas wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:10 pm:
Célébrez sa vie, ne pleurez pas sa mort. Professor Lawson , repose en paix. Tu as été , in pre, in oncle at ami pour nous. Tu es un homme tres gentil, honnête at jovial. Les mots me manquent pour vous qualifier. Tu seras tjrs vivant en nous . Tes bonnes oeuvres sont là . Va wt repose en Paix... Read more
Célébrez sa vie, ne pleurez pas sa mort.
Professor Lawson , repose en paix. Tu as été , in pre, in oncle at ami pour nous. Tu es un homme tres gentil, honnête at jovial. Les mots me manquent pour vous qualifier. Tu seras tjrs vivant en nous . Tes bonnes oeuvres sont là . Va wt repose en Paix
La mort n’est rien ( Henry Scott Holland)

L’amour ne disparaît jamais.
La mort n’est rien.
Je suis seulement passé dans la pièce d’à côté.
Je suis moi, tu es toi :
Ce que nous étions l’un pour l’autre,
Nous le sommes toujours.

Donne-moi le nom que tu m’as toujours donné.
Parle-moi comme tu l’as toujours fait.
N’emploie pas un ton différent.
Ne prends pas un air solennel ou triste.
Continue à rire de ce qui nous faisait rire ensemble.
Prie, souris, pense à moi, prie pour moi.

Que mon nom soit prononcé à la maison
Comme il l’a toujours été,
Sans emphase d’aucune sorte,
Sans trace d’ombre.

La vie signifie tout ce qu’elle a toujours signifié.
Elle est ce qu’elle a toujours été.
Le fil n’est pas coupé.
Pourquoi serais-je hors de ta pensée
Parce que je suis hors de ta vue ?
Je t’attends, je ne suis pas loin,
Juste de l’autre coté du chemin.
Tu vois tout est bien.
Que la terre te soit légère notre Papa, ami , uncle Loveth zankli Lawson.
Admiral Deinde Joseph (Rtd) from Parkview Estates. Ikoyi wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:08 pm:
I met Professor Lawson in 1995 at Rayfield Jos while I was at National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru. After a game of golf, he took me back to his home for a good dinner. We eventually discovered we were both Methodist. As Knights of John Wesley, he took care of me when we held our conference in... Read more
I met Professor Lawson in 1995 at Rayfield Jos while I was at National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru. After a game of golf, he took me back to his home for a good dinner. We eventually discovered we were both Methodist. As Knights of John Wesley, he took care of me when we held our conference in Abu. He had founded Zankli by then. A good man who will be missed by many. My condolence to his great family too. May his soul continue to Rest In Peace Amen. Remain blessed.
Erejuwa Gbadebo from Lagos wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:06 pm:
Dear Lovett, I am so very sorry to be writing this tribute at this time... so sad that after having dedicated your life to saving people from TB and other infectious diseases, you succumbed to this awful scourge. My memories of you date back to the early eighties when you offered your warm hospitality to myself and other young students... Read more
Dear Lovett,
I am so very sorry to be writing this tribute at this time... so sad that after having dedicated your life to saving people from TB and other infectious diseases, you succumbed to this awful scourge.
My memories of you date back to the early eighties when you offered your warm hospitality to myself and other young students from Unijos. Your homes were open to us, your clinic kept us from falling ill, and generally, Jos was an awesome place to study because of wonderful people such as yourself and your lovely wife.
I am sad that life took my husband and I so far away that our easy friendships could not continue along the same path it had whilst in Jos, but I am so glad I got to see you again more recently when your son got married...
you hadn't changed at all!
My heartfelt condolences to all your family... May God console and keep them.
Rest well Lovett, you have run your race, your Maker has now claimed you and all we can do is mourn with the hope of believers.
Ajide Bukola from Federal University of Lafia and Bingham University wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:05 pm:
My name is Ajide Bukola. And my encounter with Prof. was for a few years but he impacted my life profoundly. It felt like I was being taught how to live for other people and put their interest first, especially when their progress depends significantly on such supports. Prof. Lovette Lawson was my PhD supervisor but I remember him as... Read more
My name is Ajide Bukola. And my encounter with Prof. was for a few years but he impacted my life profoundly. It felt like I was being taught how to live for other people and put their interest first, especially when their progress depends significantly on such supports.

Prof. Lovette Lawson was my PhD supervisor but I remember him as a father. His selfless acts made my PhD a reality. I spent a lot less on what I would have spent more than five million naira for my thesis because he was interested in my progress even when he didn't know me at all.

Prof. followed me to Lafia to present my progress without me having to so much as put a drop of fuel in his car, despite the risk of traveling by road all the way. With joy and he stood in for me against all oppositions.

Today, I remember what you said to me in 2017 at the start of my PhD program: Maybe God can put you in a place to help my grandchildren in future". These words reach deep down in my heart and make more meaning today than when I heard you say them that day. This shows your value for the generations that proceed from you. There could not have been a better definition of fatherhood.

I'm grateful to God to have met someone like you with the heart of Gold. I hope to touch lives in the way you touched mine.

Rest on great icon.
EMMANUEL JOHN DANAT from RAYFIELD GOLF CLUB 1913 wrote on July 15, 2020 at 3:04 pm:
We have missed a gentleman in the golfing cycle most especially in Plateau State and Rayfield Golf club 1913 in particular for his philanthropic role (Building of starter hut at the club's premises and other various contributions to the club. MAY HIS GENTLE SOUL REST IN PEACE.
We have missed a gentleman in the golfing cycle most especially in Plateau State and Rayfield Golf club 1913 in particular for his philanthropic role (Building of starter hut at the club's premises and other various contributions to the club.
MAY HIS GENTLE SOUL REST IN PEACE.
Tunde wrote on July 15, 2020 at 2:56 pm:
Egbon You really touch my life when we were in jos You were so kind to me and made me feel at home in jos when I was transfer to jos in 1987 God knows the best Rest in perfect peace Anty God will comfort you and the entire family
Egbon
You really touch my life when we were in jos
You were so kind to me and made me feel at home in jos when I was transfer to jos in 1987
God knows the best
Rest in perfect peace
Anty God will comfort you and the entire family
Dr Lawal from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 2:52 pm:
You brought joy and happiness to who ever meet you. May your soul rest in peace and blessings continue to abide with your family. A wonderful father to all. Rest In Peace
You brought joy and happiness to who ever meet you. May your soul rest in peace and blessings continue to abide with your family. A wonderful father to all. Rest In Peace
Toyin Smith from Lagos wrote on July 15, 2020 at 2:44 pm:
Lovett! My BIG brother, my friend, my family! Eerin wo ooo.. Your sudden departure is a huge and personal loss. I will never forget that ever ready smile, laughter and deep tease that always came from a good place. You sang the happy birthday song to me along with Funke early on the morning of my 60th; just a few... Read more
Lovett! My BIG brother, my friend, my family! Eerin wo ooo..
Your sudden departure is a huge and personal loss. I will never forget that ever ready smile, laughter and deep tease that always came from a good place. You sang the happy birthday song to me along with Funke early on the morning of my 60th; just a few week ago... Life!

Very warm, always friendly and extremely hospitable. In your characteristic manner you & Funke welcomed me into your home to stay during my first trip to Abuja over 15 years ago; a treat I enjoyed several times over. Although I might have never said it, you both made it much easier to manage my stay away from home. You were just so easy to get along with in spite of the age difference.
Lovett, your sojourn in the medical field and tremendous support to humanity is as well known as it was impactful. You will be sorely missed.

I pray God Almighty consoles Funke, Rotimi, Femi, Tope, your siblings and grandchildren. May He fill the void.

Adieu... sleep on... rest in perfect peace!!
Tayo Amodemaja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 2:44 pm:
It feels unreal writing this.. You always said “Nobody is indispensable” but papa, you are indispensable. There can be no one like you. I’ve known you all my life, you Loved me like a daughter, you scolded me when necessary and carved the path I’m taking. I’ll miss our random video calls, cherish all the memories and conversations about when... Read more
It feels unreal writing this.. You always said “Nobody is indispensable” but papa, you are indispensable. There can be no one like you. I’ve known you all my life, you Loved me like a daughter, you scolded me when necessary and carved the path I’m taking. I’ll miss our random video calls, cherish all the memories and conversations about when I’m bringing a man home (I’m sure Topsy will do a fantastic job reminding me). Thank you dad for making me the woman I am today, life would never be complete without you.
I will love you forever and I’m going to make you proud. Rest well Prof.
Hon Sarah Yusuf from Plateau state,Jos wrote on July 15, 2020 at 2:44 pm:
Sunset at noon, the news of your death came to me like a huge explosion, you have done your bit for humanity may you rest in the bosom of the lord, to your lovely wife and children accept my condolences, may God comfort you all.Sleep on Prof Lawson.
Sunset at noon, the news of your death came to me like a huge explosion, you have done your bit for humanity may you rest in the bosom of the lord, to your lovely wife and children accept my condolences, may God comfort you all.Sleep on Prof Lawson.
Dr Gbenga Eweoya from Abuja.Nigeria wrote on July 15, 2020 at 2:32 pm:
Prof. Lovett Lawson, a great man he was. I thank God for his life. He came, he fought and he conquered. May Almighty God in his infinite mercy be kind to him in paradise. You have left an indelible prints on the sand of time.May God comfort the family and colleagues. Amen.
Prof. Lovett Lawson, a great man he was. I thank God for his life. He came, he fought and he conquered. May Almighty God in his infinite mercy be kind to him in paradise. You have left an indelible prints on the sand of time.May God comfort the family and colleagues. Amen.
ADOKIYE S BENEBO from LAGOS wrote on July 15, 2020 at 2:32 pm:
Senior Lovett Latevi Lawson I remember my first dormitory room in January 1964 at Baptist Academy, Obanikoro, Lagos, and my other 3 roommates. I was the smallest in the room, being a freshman. I remember that one of my room mates was your good self, senior Lawson. I remember all the mentoring you gave me, all the tutorials on reading... Read more
Senior Lovett Latevi Lawson
I remember my first dormitory room in January 1964 at Baptist Academy, Obanikoro, Lagos, and my other 3 roommates.
I was the smallest in the room, being a freshman.
I remember that one of my room mates was your good self, senior Lawson.
I remember all the mentoring you gave me, all the tutorials on reading and exams, on the game of cricket and the rudiments of baseball.
I shall forever be grateful for all your mentorship.
We all shall miss you greatly.
May your gentle soul rest in tranquility with God Almighty.
Adieu, senior Lawson.

ASB–BAOSA 6468.
Prof Shola Kolawole from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 2:23 pm:
What a great loss. Rounded education. Friendly disposition. A leader in medical practice-Zankli Medical Centre is a model and Generalismo in academics. Zankli Research Centre and the research animal house in Bingham University bear your footprints as a Professor. My encounters with him and his wise counsel in 2011 when I came to Abuja were very beneficial. May his soul... Read more
What a great loss. Rounded education. Friendly disposition. A leader in medical practice-Zankli Medical Centre is a model and Generalismo in academics. Zankli Research Centre and the research animal house in Bingham University bear your footprints as a Professor. My encounters with him and his wise counsel in 2011 when I came to Abuja were very beneficial. May his soul rest peace and God comfort his family and friends. Adieu
Prof. Lawal W Umar from Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Zaria, Nigeria wrote on July 15, 2020 at 2:23 pm:
The departure of this great Nigerian is indeed a great loss to his family, to us at the Stop TB Partnership, the health sector in Nigeria and the Global TB Community. He has been an inspiration and mentor to us in the Board of Stop TB, and his determination to advance the course of TB control in Nigeria and the... Read more
The departure of this great Nigerian is indeed a great loss to his family, to us at the Stop TB Partnership, the health sector in Nigeria and the Global TB Community.
He has been an inspiration and mentor to us in the Board of Stop TB, and his determination to advance the course of TB control in Nigeria and the world will remaain unprecedented for a long time.

We will miss his infectious determination to achieve; I recall the many instances when Prof. "pushed" some of us to perform certain tasks excellently, what ordinarily was looking impossible.

Through his encouragement many of us had the privileged to interact with and have a sense of belonging to the Global TB community, among many other experiences working closely with him.

We share the grief with his family, as we mourn the loss of a great icon, who has left a huge gap that will be difficult to fill.

May the Soul of Professor Lovett Lawson Rest in Peace, amen.

Prof. Lawal Umar, ABUTH
Chair, National Steering Committee on Childhood TB.
Ifeanyi okekearu from USAID SHOPS plus project wrote on July 15, 2020 at 2:19 pm:
Prof Lovett Lawson, Such a modest, gentle and caring person. God grant you eternal rest and may we be consoled by reflections of your kindness and zeal to make the world a better place with all your efforts within the TB programme sector.
Prof Lovett Lawson,

Such a modest, gentle and caring person.
God grant you eternal rest and may we be consoled by reflections of your kindness and zeal to make the world a better place with all your efforts within the TB programme sector.
Mrs. Dorcas Modupe Akinkugbe from IBB INTERNATIONAL GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB wrote on July 15, 2020 at 2:07 pm:
IT IS SO SAD THAT PROF. LOVETT LAWSON IS NO MORE. MAY YOUR SOUL CONTINUE TO REST IN THE BOSOM OF THE LORD. AMEN. MY FAMILY SHALL MISS YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS AND CHEERFUL DISPOSITION. ADIEU MY DOCTOR.
IT IS SO SAD THAT PROF. LOVETT LAWSON IS NO MORE. MAY YOUR SOUL CONTINUE TO REST IN THE BOSOM OF THE LORD. AMEN. MY FAMILY SHALL MISS YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS AND CHEERFUL DISPOSITION. ADIEU MY DOCTOR.
Dr Ajadi Taofeek, from FMC Abeokuta wrote on July 15, 2020 at 2:05 pm:
What a loss to the entire humanity! May his soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.
What a loss to the entire humanity! May his soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.
Akinwande Michael Olusegun from Abuja Nigeria wrote on July 15, 2020 at 2:04 pm:
It is apparent that the space provided here is not enough to write about Prof Lovett Olajide Lawson (My guy) like we called ourselves. The story of my rising will be grossly incomplete without dedicating a chapter or two to how he was instrumental to what it is i have become now. Describing him in one word (Quintessential). A focused,... Read more
It is apparent that the space provided here is not enough to write about Prof Lovett Olajide Lawson (My guy) like we called ourselves. The story of my rising will be grossly incomplete without dedicating a chapter or two to how he was instrumental to what it is i have become now. Describing him in one word (Quintessential). A focused, passionate, loving and generous being. I’ll forever mourn you MY GUY(BaBa Lovett)(TB Guru).
Olukayode Adeluyi from Jos wrote on July 15, 2020 at 2:01 pm:
Lovett- a thoroughbred Professional with a passion for details I first met him in 1977 when I was preparing for my wedding. I asked him to introduce me to his tailor and he replied that his tailor was based in London. He gave me the address and facilitated my meeting with his tailor in Central London. Everything worked out well... Read more
Lovett- a thoroughbred Professional with a passion for details
I first met him in 1977 when I was preparing for my wedding. I asked him to introduce me to his tailor and he replied that his tailor was based in London. He gave me the address and facilitated my meeting with his tailor in Central London. Everything worked out well and he met my expectation and that of my Bestman Prof Owa. I got my wedding suite on time before my return trip to Nigeria.
Since then we cultivated friendship spanning decades. We met last in Jos when he attended the Retirement Thanksgiving of Rt. Rev. Prof C.S.S. Bello at St. Pirans Church and we sat close to each other before and after I delivered a tribute on Bishop Bello.
The news of Lovett’s death came as a shock not only to me but my family. Two of my children attended Bethany Christian Academy with Lovett’s children.
I pray that God in His mercy comforts Dr. Mrs Lawson and her children, the staff of Zankli Hospital, relations and friends. May He teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. (Psalm 90:12)
Olukayode Oludare Adeluyi. (Jos)
Prof. Baba Issa from Ilorin, Nigeria wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:57 pm:
You lived this life positively as evident from your achievements in the field of medicine. You imparted well in junior medical colleagues who passed through you. You are, indeed, a rear gem
You lived this life positively as evident from your achievements in the field of medicine.
You imparted well in junior medical colleagues who passed through you. You are, indeed, a rear gem
Dr. Joan Onaghinor from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:57 pm:
Moments like this, words fail to describe how much of a good teacher you are to the world. May perpetual light shine upon you and may God rest your beautiful soul. You are greatly missed Prof.
Moments like this, words fail to describe how much of a good teacher you are to the world.
May perpetual light shine upon you and may God rest your beautiful soul.
You are greatly missed Prof.
Umweni Omoruyi Irikefe chf. from Unoga Ezomo N'Uzebu, Benin City wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:50 pm:
Heaven has called upon you, leaving so many words left to say. But now it's too late, for your time has come, words unspoken; I am sure everybody has some. Regrets and wishes are probably there too, but lasting forever are memories of you. We never even got the chance to say goodbye. Now it's time for us to say... Read more
Heaven has called upon you,
leaving so many words left to say.
But now it's too late, for your time has come, words unspoken; I am sure everybody has some.
Regrets and wishes are probably there too,
but lasting forever are memories of you.
We never even got the chance to say goodbye.
Now it's time for us to say Good-Bye,
until we meet again in heaven to fly.

My-big-brother-you're-gone Rest in perfect peace.

Umweni Omoruyi (OmorodeAgbon) Irikefe

For and on behalf of the Akpata/Ojomo/Irikefe families
Yemi Olusanya from Lagos wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:50 pm:
Dear uncle Lovett, I will miss your calm and cheerful disposition. You love so easily, your presence calm and reassuring. It’s easy to carry on a conversation with you. Grateful to God for the amazing legacy you left and your constant words of encouragement to all around you. Rest on dear sweet angel of God.
Dear uncle Lovett,

I will miss your calm and cheerful disposition.

You love so easily, your presence calm and reassuring. It’s easy to carry on a conversation with you.

Grateful to God for the amazing legacy you left and your constant words of encouragement to all around you.

Rest on dear sweet angel of God.
Remi Kusimo from Lagos wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:48 pm:
Prof, you made an indelible mark in our hearts. You were a perfect gentleman, generous, kind and full of grace. You supported the TB programme with all your heart. You were indeed a true patron. We will miss you Prof. Till we meet again, sleep on gentle soul. Sleep on.
Prof, you made an indelible mark in our hearts. You were a perfect gentleman, generous, kind and full of grace. You supported the TB programme with all your heart. You were indeed a true patron. We will miss you Prof. Till we meet again, sleep on gentle soul. Sleep on.
Helen-Fwa Okosun from United kingdom wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:46 pm:
A kind hearted man, a father figure even in the work place, respectful to all. You gave me an opportunity of a lifetime to work with you as a junior Doctor. May the family receive comfort in this trying moment. You will surely be missed!
A kind hearted man, a father figure even in the work place, respectful to all.
You gave me an opportunity of a lifetime to work with you as a junior Doctor.
May the family receive comfort in this trying moment.
You will surely be missed!
MAYOWA JOEL from ABUJA, NIGERIA wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:46 pm:
HE WAS A GOOD MAN - Tribute to Prof. Lovett Lawson! Knowing and working with Prof. Lovett Lawson was a life-changing experience for me both at the personal and professional levels. His memories will remain a cherished treasure. Link to the full tribute - https://web.facebook.com/StopTBNigeria/posts/2607738426210939
HE WAS A GOOD MAN - Tribute to Prof. Lovett Lawson!
Knowing and working with Prof. Lovett Lawson was a life-changing experience for me both at the personal and professional levels. His memories will remain a cherished treasure. Link to the full tribute - https://web.facebook.com/StopTBNigeria/posts/2607738426210939
Ugochinyere from KNCV international wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:44 pm:
God rest your soul,Sir and grant your family the fortitude to bear the loss Amen
God rest your soul,Sir and grant your family the fortitude to bear the loss Amen
Arome Christopher Adejo from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:43 pm:
Why should a good man die? That was my reaction on hearing the sad news. You are too good to leave us sir. You left an everlasting mark in my mind. I learnt enough to last me a life time by just listening to you on the two occasions we met. You were an elder worthy of emulation. We miss... Read more
Why should a good man die? That was my reaction on hearing the sad news. You are too good to leave us sir. You left an everlasting mark in my mind. I learnt enough to last me a life time by just listening to you on the two occasions we met.
You were an elder worthy of emulation. We miss you sir and we will forever love you.
Continue to rest in the Lord prof.
Amb. P.A.Dauda from IBB Golf, Abuja. wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:40 pm:
Prof. You walked this world in big strides. You touched many lives..Humanity shares in the grieve of yr sudden departure.However our creator knows best when to invite us back home.Rest in perfect peace in the bosom of the Lord. May the good Lord grant the immediate family and all left behind to mourn him the fortitude to bear this great... Read more
Prof. You walked this world in big strides. You touched many lives..Humanity shares in the grieve of yr sudden departure.However our creator knows best when to invite us back home.Rest in perfect peace in the bosom of the Lord. May the good Lord grant the immediate family and all left behind to mourn him the fortitude to bear this great loss. Amen.
Evelyn Ogundimu wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:40 pm:
Teyi will be sorely missed. You were always amiable and kind hearted. You showed your love for the family. Spencer, Judith and the I will miss you a lot. I remember you taking care of my late nephew, Dupe in Jos. Rest in perfect peace.
Teyi will be sorely missed. You were always amiable and kind hearted. You showed your love for the family.
Spencer, Judith and the I will miss you a lot. I remember you taking care of my late nephew, Dupe in Jos.
Rest in perfect peace.
VICTOR BABAWALE from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:39 pm:
Dear Prof, You have passed on but the good legacies you left behind lives. You have left an indelible mark on the sand of time. The TB control Family, Health workers, state programme staffs and most importantly the patients whom your support and effort have helped to save their lives from death by Tuberculosis will never forget you. We will... Read more
Dear Prof,
You have passed on but the good legacies you left behind lives. You have left an indelible mark on the sand of time. The TB control Family, Health workers, state programme staffs and most importantly the patients whom your support and effort have helped to save their lives from death by Tuberculosis will never forget you. We will miss your humility, cordial, and friendly nature. Your doggedness and leadership qualities which kept us going in spite of difficult situation in the programme is on parallel.
The shoesize you left behind is too big to be filled who can put it on. However, we are glad that even though we are pained of your exit, it is a celebration of life. Live on forever in our memory Prof. your works speaks for you. Adieu. Rest in the bosom of the lord. Amen.
Juliet Udoh from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:36 pm:
In these moments of loss, words cannot describe. God rest your soul in peace and may the angels always be there with you
In these moments of loss, words cannot describe. God rest your soul in peace and may the angels always be there with you
Rosemary Uwakwe from United Kingdom wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:36 pm:
Prof Lawson was a very kind, generous and humble father to all. I always looked forward to his classes because he had a way of making medicine simple, less tensed, fun and loving. As my group' supervisor not only did he make out time to come for our rural posting, he also encouraged and gave us biscuits, chocolates and money.... Read more
Prof Lawson was a very kind, generous and humble father to all.
I always looked forward to his classes because he had a way of making medicine simple, less tensed, fun and loving.
As my group' supervisor not only did he make out time to come for our rural posting, he also encouraged and gave us biscuits, chocolates and money. He was so down to earth that he also followed us to some of the houses to see how we collected our project data.
He made me believe a doctor could have a balanced life in addition to a fulfilling career.
I'm comforted by the fact that his works will continue to speak even in his absence.

May his lovely soul RIP
Shayo Holloway from Lagos , Nigeria wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:35 pm:
We are all still grappling with this most sad loss. I first met Dr. Lovett Lawson as a first former at the Lagos Baptist Academy in 1966, he as a fifth former. "Senior Lovett" was a lovely human being, always with a smile, kind to the junior boys. We were all drawn to him. Unlike some seniors you would avoid... Read more
We are all still grappling with this most sad loss.
I first met Dr. Lovett Lawson as a first former at the Lagos Baptist Academy in 1966, he as a fifth former. "Senior Lovett" was a lovely human being, always with a smile, kind to the junior boys. We were all drawn to him. Unlike some seniors you would avoid a mile off! He was a brilliant footballer (Left-fullback, if my memory serves me right), and a Cricketer. Little did I know then that we were in-laws! How he would have spoilt me!!
He then went on to Igbobi College for HSC. Again, there he displayed his brilliance academically and on the football pitch.
Our paths did not cross again till the early 80s(on my return to Nigeria) on the Lagos Polo grounds. He was playing out of Jos Rukuba while I played for Lagos. As expected, displayed brilliance and aggression ( you need that to play polo). He once bought a Polo pony from me which he liked so much and took back to Jos.
To crown it all, again we became in-laws; this time to the Adebiyis. His son Femi married Derin, sister to my son-in-law, Leke Adebiyi ;married to my daughter, Adeola. The last time we saw was on a Zoom meeting on June 19, to mark the 60th birthday of Justice (Mrs.) Adebiyi.
Death has no victory, but sure has a very painful sting!
"Lovey", may the Great Architect Of The Universe welcome you onto His bosoms', may His light guide you, and give you eternal rest.
May HE give the family the fortitude to bear this pain.
Amen.
Eniola Haastrup wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:32 pm:
Uncle Lovett, You touched so many lives. We are grateful for your legacy. Rest In Peace sir and May God’s comfort encompass the family.
Uncle Lovett,

You touched so many lives. We are grateful for your legacy. Rest In Peace sir and May God’s comfort encompass the family.
Dr. Magnus Chinemerem Ogaraku from Lokoja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:32 pm:
RIP, Sir. My prayers are for you to rest in peace May God give your family members and the Nigerian Medical Association NMA the fortitude to bear your loss. Amen Adieu
RIP, Sir.

My prayers are for you to rest in peace

May God give your family members and the Nigerian Medical Association NMA the fortitude to bear your loss. Amen

Adieu
Musa Bisalla from Jos wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:26 pm:
Rest in gentle Peace, Dr, you were a good man, may God Almighty grant your family the strength to cope with the void of your loss... His family, please stand firm, the Lord is your strength..... It is well... Kuyi hakuri
Rest in gentle Peace, Dr, you were a good man, may God Almighty grant your family the strength to cope with the void of your loss... His family, please stand firm, the Lord is your strength..... It is well... Kuyi hakuri
Dr Ogwu OS from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:26 pm:
Am yet to still accept the news of your death. Your love was unique and your jokes were hilarious... Lol You heart ❤️ is so large for it had room for all... You've made a lasting impression in my heart ... Farewell father, teacher and a colleague. RIP
Am yet to still accept the news of your death. Your love was unique and your jokes were hilarious... Lol
You heart ❤️ is so large for it had room for all...
You've made a lasting impression in my heart ... Farewell father, teacher and a colleague. RIP
Dr Odume Bethrand from KNCV TB Foundation wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:25 pm:
WE HAVE LOST OUR GREATEST. Words fail me. Prof was like a father; you can always be assured of his support. He sees far and can spot a strength in you you never knew. He doesn’t believe in impossibility; with him you can dream big with certainty. At the last TB conference he made me rediscover myself and with his... Read more
WE HAVE LOST OUR GREATEST.

Words fail me. Prof was like a father; you can always be assured of his support. He sees far and can spot a strength in you you never knew. He doesn’t believe in impossibility; with him you can dream big with certainty. At the last TB conference he made me rediscover myself and with his support we were able to put together that wonderful outing. Mention TB around him and you are sure of his attention. Prof’s passion for TB control was amazing. He gave all; time, resources and left un countable legacies within the TB community in Nigeria and at Global level. We have lost a major pillar in the fight against TB in Nigeria and the world at large. Adiu my great mentor. May your soul RIP.
Dr Odume Bethrand.
Executive Director KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria
& Board Member Nigeria STOP TB Partnership.
Femi and Tunde Sonuga and Family from Edmonton Alberta wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:22 pm:
We are all crushed by Professor Dr. Lovett Lawson's passing to Glory. Our comfort is that his legacy is an amazing one. He is loved by all the people he interacted with during this his journey here. He is so missed already 😢. So hard to refer to him in the past tense 😭😭😭😭😭 It is well. He is resting... Read more
We are all crushed by Professor Dr. Lovett Lawson's passing to Glory.
Our comfort is that his legacy is an amazing one. He is loved by all the people he interacted with during this his journey here.
He is so missed already 😢. So hard to refer to him in the past tense 😭😭😭😭😭
It is well. He is resting from a fulfilled journey. RIP 🙏🏾✝️
Lovett. Rest In The Lord
Maryam Haway from Kano state wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:21 pm:
My condolences to the family. I pray almighty God gives the family the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.
My condolences to the family. I pray almighty God gives the family the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.
Dr Ijeoma Ozurigbo from MWAN wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:18 pm:
I met you very early in my career as a young medical doctor . I knew by the time I left your office that I wanted to be like you. Kind, Thoughtful , generous with good words of wisdom ... May God keep you with him and bless your family in a way that only Him can . Amen .... Read more
I met you very early in my career as a young medical doctor .
I knew by the time I left your office that I wanted to be like you.
Kind, Thoughtful , generous with good words of wisdom ...
May God keep you with him and bless your family in a way that only Him can . Amen .
Rest In Peace , Sir .
Dr. Sam Obia from Bingham University Alumnus wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:16 pm:
Prof. Was a very great teacher and an inspiration to the next generation of doctors. Thanks for your contribution to Healthcare in Nigeria. Rest In Peace and Farewell Prof.
Prof. Was a very great teacher and an inspiration to the next generation of doctors. Thanks for your contribution to Healthcare in Nigeria. Rest In Peace and Farewell Prof.
Dr Daniel Egbule from KNCV Nigeria wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:13 pm:
I met Dr Lawson once at the Zankli TB Reference Lab in 2017, and my immediate perception was that of a kind easy going man, passionate about ending TB in Nigeria. His personal sacrifices to the health system in Nigeria can never be forgotten. His legacy will live on. Nigeria has lost a gem, has lost a great intellectual, and... Read more
I met Dr Lawson once at the Zankli TB Reference Lab in 2017, and my immediate perception was that of a kind easy going man, passionate about ending TB in Nigeria. His personal sacrifices to the health system in Nigeria can never be forgotten. His legacy will live on. Nigeria has lost a gem, has lost a great intellectual, and a mentor to so many.
RIP Prof. You left too soon sir..
Dr Ojoma Grace Okwoli from Abuja,Nigeria wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:12 pm:
Prof. was not just any Icon or Legend,he was a great Mentor!He was one of the few Lecturers who inspired my love to specialize in Public health/Comm.health while in Medical School at Bingham University.Last saw him hale and hearty at the 2019 National TB Conference (which he chaired)at the International Conference Centre.Indeed your works will keep speaking for you from... Read more
Prof. was not just any Icon or Legend,he was a great Mentor!He was one of the few Lecturers who inspired my love to specialize in Public health/Comm.health while in Medical School at Bingham University.Last saw him hale and hearty at the 2019 National TB Conference (which he chaired)at the International Conference Centre.Indeed your works will keep speaking for you from generations to generations.The Medical field and the world just lost one of its very finest!May God console your entire family and all you left behind Sir .Rest on Sir.
Dr. Kingsley Onwuka from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:10 pm:
Prof., your demise came to me in great shock. I am yet to come to the reality that you are gone. You were such a good man. You were my teacher right from the medical school,supported our activities as a medical student association.Thank you also for supported my wedding. Your death hurts so much. May The good Lord grant you... Read more
Prof., your demise came to me in great shock. I am yet to come to the reality that you are gone. You were such a good man. You were my teacher right from the medical school,supported our activities as a medical student association.Thank you also for supported my wedding. Your death hurts so much. May The good Lord grant you eternal rest, in Jesus Name.
Dr Ebiere DISI from Bayelsa wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:08 pm:
Accept my condolence, may his soul rest in peace Amen.
Accept my condolence, may his soul rest in peace Amen.
Olusanmi Bisola from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 1:06 pm:
Prof lawson was not a regular teacher, he was a rare gem. Teacher extra ordinaire,a father to the core....he went the extra mile to visit us at kagoro(Rural posting),got us provisions and gave us money for a get together. we have indeed lost one of our pillars in Bingham but we thank God for the love and light you radiated.you... Read more
Prof lawson was not a regular teacher, he was a rare gem. Teacher extra ordinaire,a father to the core....he went the extra mile to visit us at kagoro(Rural posting),got us provisions and gave us money for a get together. we have indeed lost one of our pillars in Bingham but we thank God for the love and light you radiated.you will be greatly missed!!!
Sarah Abunike from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 12:56 pm:
I have so much to say but words fail me. Professor Lawson was an amazing man, I remember he was my community medicine project supervisor. I remember how he will crack jokes and make us laugh. I remember him sitting in front of the class, lecturing us like it was just yesterday. I am so glad our paths crossed, the... Read more
I have so much to say but words fail me. Professor Lawson was an amazing man, I remember he was my community medicine project supervisor. I remember how he will crack jokes and make us laugh. I remember him sitting in front of the class, lecturing us like it was just yesterday. I am so glad our paths crossed, the impact you made in my life within a very short time. You taught me patience, you taught me kindness, you taught me not to ever look down on anyone or judge anyone based on their status because you were just like a father to all. Though a very senior colleague, you brought yourself to my level and I can never forget the importance of just being nice to everyone.

I am sure you made an impact in the lives of many who crossed your path. Your work will continue to speak for you long after you are gone. Your legacy will live on.
Rest on Professor Lovett Lawson.
Okonta EM from Maitama, Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 12:54 pm:
I remembered the first time Prof handed me his business card and to the time he became my lecturer, every call or meeting was inspirational. His kind reputation preceded him. During our assignment for supervision almost everyone wanted him, I mean who would not want a Professor who would hand out cookies and chocolates to his candidates. You blazed a... Read more
I remembered the first time Prof handed me his business card and to the time he became my lecturer, every call or meeting was inspirational. His kind reputation preceded him. During our assignment for supervision almost everyone wanted him, I mean who would not want a Professor who would hand out cookies and chocolates to his candidates. You blazed a trail of kindness, foresight, transformational leadership and other qualities. You will be greatly missed, RIP Professor yours was truly a generous life.
Egbuson Titilope from HHSS, FCTA wrote on July 15, 2020 at 12:54 pm:
May his gentle soul continue to rest in the bossom of our Lord. May the God of all comfort strengthen and uphold the grieving family in Jesus mighty name, Amen.
May his gentle soul continue to rest in the bossom of our Lord.
May the God of all comfort strengthen and uphold the grieving family in Jesus mighty name, Amen.
Uju Patrick C from UATH wrote on July 15, 2020 at 12:54 pm:
You were a beacon of hope, a medical icon per excellence, a near perfect gentle man, a role model to many and above all large hearted. Rest in peace bro. U will be sorely missed.
You were a beacon of hope, a medical icon per excellence, a near perfect gentle man, a role model to many and above all large hearted. Rest in peace bro. U will be sorely missed.
Mrs Susan Agbegir from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 12:53 pm:
May the Almighty God forgive your sins and receive your Soul in paradise, and comfort your family,AMEN !
May the Almighty God forgive your sins and receive your Soul in paradise, and comfort your family,AMEN !
Dr Stella Kokoricha Essiet from NMA FCT Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 12:49 pm:
We mourn your absence because we miss you but we are comforted for we know you are in a better place and we know you will not want us to be sad. Rest on dear father; the best medical elder of our time. We will surely meet at the feet of Jesus.
We mourn your absence because we miss you but we are comforted for we know you are in a better place and we know you will not want us to be sad. Rest on dear father; the best medical elder of our time. We will surely meet at the feet of Jesus.
ISIRAMEN OLAJIDE from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 12:48 pm:
I celebrate and honor my first boss, a generous, hardworking,and energetic man. He was my mentor; Dr Lovett and his lovely wife Dr Funke gave me a chance as a young graduate 1999 to work for Zankli. My boss, mentored me and started me up in my present career for 8 years. He was loved by all in my family,... Read more
I celebrate and honor my first boss, a generous, hardworking,and energetic man. He was my mentor; Dr Lovett and his lovely wife Dr Funke gave me a chance as a young graduate 1999 to work for Zankli. My boss, mentored me and started me up in my present career for 8 years.
He was loved by all in my family, He was a father to everyone, always determined to ensure you made progress. His passion to help others was infectious, anyone who came around him shared his dream, TB/infectious diseases. His passion built lasting legacies we can all relate with today.

He lived a beautiful life and impactful live.
He will forever be remembered. Rest on my boss.
Dr Ajibola Hafees from UATH GWAGWALADA wrote on July 15, 2020 at 12:48 pm:
He was a gentleman, very understanding and diligent clinician. We shall all miss his fatherly advices. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Adieu Prof. Lawson.
He was a gentleman, very understanding and diligent clinician.
We shall all miss his fatherly advices.

May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
Adieu Prof. Lawson.
Dr Isabella Abo from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 12:41 pm:
It's truly amazing how much you touched my life in the brief time I was under your tutelage. Thank you for a life that not just inspired but genuinely cared for those under your wings. You taught us, made us laugh, wiped our tears and held our hands through some uncertain times. You taught me to dream, get focused but... Read more
It's truly amazing how much you touched my life in the brief time I was under your tutelage.
Thank you for a life that not just inspired but genuinely cared for those under your wings. You taught us, made us laugh, wiped our tears and held our hands through some uncertain times. You taught me to dream, get focused but yet remember to smell the flowers along the journey of life. Yours is a life truly well spent. You are fondly remembered not just as a teacher but a father.
Sir, Rest on in the Lord's bossom.
Lidgy Lawson wrote on July 15, 2020 at 12:40 pm:
We have lost a gem. May God give the spouse Lady Funke Lawson, his children, his siblings and the entire Lawson family the fortitude to bear this great loss. Adieu Professor Lovett Lawson. Lidgy Lawson.
We have lost a gem.
May God give the spouse Lady Funke Lawson, his children, his siblings and the entire Lawson family the fortitude to bear this great loss.
Adieu Professor Lovett Lawson.

Lidgy Lawson.
Ivy Omaagaba-daniel from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 12:35 pm:
Prof Lovett Lawson lectured me on community medicine at Bingham University. He was unique. Such a warm, kind, humble , thoughtful, genuine, polished and progressive man he was. He made learning fun. He was surely an example to follow. Saw him last during the Doctors week at Abuja and enjoyed his lecture as usual. Our world has a lot to... Read more
Prof Lovett Lawson lectured me on community medicine at Bingham University. He was unique. Such a warm, kind, humble , thoughtful, genuine, polished and progressive man he was. He made learning fun. He was surely an example to follow. Saw him last during the Doctors week at Abuja and enjoyed his lecture as usual. Our world has a lot to learn from who he was, A mentor, a good man. Grateful to God to have met him. You have left a void that is hard to fill in our profession. May your soul rest in perfect peace and May the comfort of the Holy Spirit remain with your family. Amen!
Morin (Babalola) Desalu from Atlanta, GA wrote on July 15, 2020 at 12:34 pm:
Dr Lovett Lawson was already a settler in Jos, Nigeria in August 1980 when we arrived at the NYSC Camp in Bukuru as part of the National Youth Service Corps. We spent about 6 weeks in the camp and then moved into town. The hopeful stories of a nice life in Jos told by the forerunners Lovett Lawson, Akin Durotoye,... Read more
Dr Lovett Lawson was already a settler in Jos, Nigeria in August 1980 when we arrived at the NYSC Camp in Bukuru as part of the National Youth Service Corps.

We spent about 6 weeks in the camp and then moved into town. The hopeful stories of a nice life in Jos told by the forerunners Lovett Lawson, Akin Durotoye, Chuka Nwokolo, Chudi Nwike, Ndubuisi Jaja-Nwachukwu and more; made our stay bearable in spite of very few creature comforts.

The 7 Sisters: Alero, Sinmidele, ‘Wande, Funmilayo, Yinka, Suzanne and I, had an amazing year and formed life-long bonds from our short time in the then Benue-Plateau State.

Lovett and Sis Dot were most hospitable to us and we must not forget. He taught me to drive in his precious Honda Prelude - a Tesla in its time!

We did not see much over the years as he stayed up north as it were, however, I was blessed to meet him again at random occasions as I married into the same clan as his sister my dear friend and former squash partner, Nadu.

His ‘big’ sister Mummy Christie Adebanjo is my Mom too and I feel this great loss with you all. I met his dear wife Funke in London at Lanre & Layo Lawson’s wedding in 2017. To Brother Billy and Theo, big shoes to fill but you are able.

To the next generation, I say, your father was a great man and you should walk tall in his legacy. May God comfort you one and all and May Lovett’s soul rest in perfect peace, Amen.
Philip Osaigbovo wrote on July 15, 2020 at 12:27 pm:
Continue to rest in Peace our brother and very senior colleague. May God grant your immediate family the fortitude to bear this great loss. We will definitely miss you in the Medical community.
Continue to rest in Peace our brother and very senior colleague.
May God grant your immediate family the fortitude to bear this great loss.
We will definitely miss you in the Medical community.
Emmanuel and Bodunrin Magnus-Lawson from United Kingdom wrote on July 15, 2020 at 12:26 pm:
It is with an extremely heavy heart that we mourn the untimely passing of Lovett, a dear cousin, brother and a very warm hearted and generous philanthropist. While we thank God for his life and achievements, we acknowledge that the world and Nigeria is a poorer place without his dedication to making a difference to people’s lives. RIP my dear... Read more
It is with an extremely heavy heart that we mourn the untimely passing of Lovett, a dear cousin, brother and a very warm hearted and generous philanthropist.
While we thank God for his life and achievements, we acknowledge that the world and Nigeria is a poorer place without his dedication to making a difference to people’s lives. RIP my dear brother LOVITO. 🙏
Jude Atebe from UOL Lagos Alumni wrote on July 15, 2020 at 12:26 pm:
Though we never met, you were spoken well off in our Alumni group. You led an exemplary life and were warm to all who knew you. May your light continue to shine as you rest in the bosom of the Lord as He grants your family the fortitude to bear your irreplaceable loss! Adieu!
Though we never met, you were spoken well off in our Alumni group. You led an exemplary life and were warm to all who knew you. May your light continue to shine as you rest in the bosom of the Lord as He grants your family the fortitude to bear your irreplaceable loss! Adieu!
Dr. Abdullahi Shamsu from National Hospital Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 12:26 pm:
I have never met Prof. Personally but what I have heard of him from senior colleagues. He was an epitome of humility and inspiration to young Doctors. May his soul rest in peace.
I have never met Prof. Personally but what I have heard of him from senior colleagues. He was an epitome of humility and inspiration to young Doctors. May his soul rest in peace.
Ucha Ifeanyi from Chivar hospital Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 12:23 pm:
My short encounter with this great man gave me hope that we still had honorable men. You have mentored people, you lived a selfless life. I am certain sir that you are with God. To your family, may they be comforted in the fact that you are with God.
My short encounter with this great man gave me hope that we still had honorable men. You have mentored people, you lived a selfless life. I am certain sir that you are with God. To your family, may they be comforted in the fact that you are with God.
Chundung Miner from Jos wrote on July 15, 2020 at 12:18 pm:
Though it has been awhile since we last saw, I remember your kind and gentle ways. You will be missed and have left a vacuum that will be hard to fill. May you rest in peace with the Lord.
Though it has been awhile since we last saw, I remember your kind and gentle ways. You will be missed and have left a vacuum that will be hard to fill. May you rest in peace with the Lord.
Engr. Romanus Owoh from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 12:17 pm:
I have never met prof before, but everyone says he was such a pleasant person. RIP
I have never met prof before, but everyone says he was such a pleasant person. RIP
Mrs Jummai sambo from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 12:16 pm:
On behalf of my family , pls accept our sympathy over the loss of a dear, kind, heart warming Daddy, we sure shall miss him. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen 🙏🏾. And may God give my dear sister, her children, and the entire family the fortitude to bear the great loss. Be strong.
On behalf of my family , pls accept our sympathy over the loss of a dear, kind, heart warming Daddy, we sure shall miss him. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen 🙏🏾. And may God give my dear sister, her children, and the entire family the fortitude to bear the great loss. Be strong.
Professor Matthias I Okoye, MD, JD from Lincoln NEBRASKA USA wrote on July 15, 2020 at 12:10 pm:
CMUL 74 Lovett we are saddened and shocked that we shall not see you anymore. We console your beloved wife Dr Funke and the children. We shall always miss your vivacity, great humour, friendliness, humility, and optimism. We thank you for mentoring thousands of medical students, medical doctors and healthcare personnel. Please may your humble soul Rest in perfect Peace... Read more
CMUL 74 Lovett we are saddened and shocked that we shall not see you anymore. We console your beloved wife Dr Funke and the children. We shall always miss your vivacity, great humour, friendliness, humility, and optimism. We thank you for mentoring thousands of medical students, medical doctors and healthcare personnel. Please may your humble soul Rest in perfect Peace in the bosom of Our Lord . Adieu! Adieu! Adieu! You will be greatly missed.
Sir Prof Wole Sodipo from Kaduna Chapter of Knights wrote on July 15, 2020 at 12:02 pm:
We commiserate with the family,National Council of Knights and Methodist Church Nigeria.May his gentle but great soul of Sir Professor Lovett Lawson rest in perfect peace
We commiserate with the family,National Council of Knights and Methodist Church Nigeria.May his gentle but great soul of Sir Professor Lovett Lawson rest in perfect peace
Yetunde Oluremi Oni from Abuja, FCT. NIGERIA wrote on July 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm:
Hmmm...rude shock no doubt this is but again we cannot question God as He does all things perfectly. Dr Lawson was a gentleman to the core and was genuinely very kind hearted to all and sundry. He will be sorely missed by all. Eternal rest grant him ooh God and let Your light shine perpetually on him we pray in... Read more
Hmmm...rude shock no doubt this is but again we cannot question God as He does all things perfectly. Dr Lawson was a gentleman to the core and was genuinely very kind hearted to all and sundry. He will be sorely missed by all. Eternal rest grant him ooh God and let Your light shine perpetually on him we pray in Jesus name. Uphold his wife and children at this difficult time and grant them the grace and fortitude to bear this irreparable loss Amen.
OLUBUNMI BANJO AKINBOLA from Kansas City Missouri. USA wrote on July 15, 2020 at 11:59 am:
My family and I are still in great shock to hear of daddy's sudden passing on!!. We can never forget your songs, meekness, heart full of the love of God, generousity, jokes and respect for all. Daddy, may your gentle soul rest in the bossom of our Lord!!. May perpetual Light continue to shine on you, may the Lord console... Read more
My family and I are still in great shock to hear of daddy's sudden passing on!!. We can never forget your songs, meekness, heart full of the love of God, generousity, jokes and respect for all. Daddy, may your gentle soul rest in the bossom of our Lord!!. May perpetual Light continue to shine on you, may the Lord console and strengthen the entire family, staffs and loved ones IJN.AMEN. Adieu daddy!!
Dr Perpetua Uhomoibhi from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 11:56 am:
Dear Prof, for all your contributions to TB and leprosy control in Nigeria, and impacting medical knowledge to generations of doctors, I pray that God will reward you with eternal life. You will be sorely missed. My condolences to your dear wife, Dr Mrs Funke Lawson.
Dear Prof, for all your contributions to TB and leprosy control in Nigeria, and impacting medical knowledge to generations of doctors, I pray that God will reward you with eternal life. You will be sorely missed. My condolences to your dear wife, Dr Mrs Funke Lawson.
Adebola Benjamin from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 11:55 am:
The last time I saw you, you collected the microphone from the singer and sang Onidodo onimoinmoin, nigba tio ta ogbegba kale, ewawoja ni lafiaji' , you were full of life and exhuberance,as you always were. This turn of events was just unbelievable, but the Lord reigns, and may you rest eternally in the bosom of the Master, you have... Read more
The last time I saw you, you collected the microphone from the singer and sang Onidodo onimoinmoin, nigba tio ta ogbegba kale, ewawoja ni lafiaji' , you were full of life and exhuberance,as you always were.
This turn of events was just unbelievable, but the Lord reigns, and may you rest eternally in the bosom of the Master, you have been a faithful steward and a blessing to so many of us. Rest in peace great man
Kamoru Adeleke Adigun from Air Re Nigeria Limited wrote on July 15, 2020 at 11:51 am:
It is very sad that this highly esteemed man passed at the time the country and all of us need most. But God knows why! We remain submissive and thankful to Father in highest heaven despite our pains. May the good Lord grant Prof. eternal rest, console and comfort the family left behind, and all of us the fortitude to... Read more
It is very sad that this highly esteemed man passed at the time the country and all of us need most. But God knows why! We remain submissive and thankful to Father in highest heaven despite our pains.
May the good Lord grant Prof. eternal rest, console and comfort the family left behind, and all of us the fortitude to overcome this huge loss.
Adieu Prof.

Mr. & Mrs. Dele Adigun
Air Re Nigeria Limited
(Medical & Industrial Gases)
Dr.Babatunde Ibidapo-Obe(Scottie) from Dabii Clinic.77 Coker Rd.Ilupeju.Lagos wrote on July 15, 2020 at 11:48 am:
You were a nice person through and through since I knew you in secondary school in the 60s, you in Gregs,I in KC.We of course met again in the College of Medicine,Idi-Araba and later in Jos,where you were very close to my father-in-law,Joseph Feyi Ogunko.You have lived a fruitful life and left a good legacy.Sleep on brother,in the bosom of... Read more
You were a nice person through and through since I knew you in secondary school in the 60s, you in Gregs,I in KC.We of course met again in the College of Medicine,Idi-Araba and later in Jos,where you were very close to my father-in-law,Joseph Feyi Ogunko.You have lived a fruitful life and left a good legacy.Sleep on brother,in the bosom of your Creator.We shall meet again to part no more. From Dr.Tunde and Moji Ibidapo-Obe.
Vincent Ivoke from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 11:46 am:
Dear Prof I fondly call you Daddy. My hands are shaking as type with tears in my eyes. Now I am Fatherless as I cant run you again for blessing, prayers and advice. But God knows better who are we to question the Giver of life. We Surrender to the will of God. Rest in Peace Daddy
Dear Prof I fondly call you Daddy. My hands are shaking as type with tears in my eyes. Now I am Fatherless as I cant run you again for blessing, prayers and advice. But God knows better who are we to question the Giver of life. We Surrender to the will of God. Rest in Peace Daddy
Umeh Charity Chinelo from Lagos, Nigeria wrote on July 15, 2020 at 11:45 am:
Received the news of your demise with shock. Though I knew you for a very short time, you were a respectable and jovial person. May you find eternal rest beyond. Adieu Prof.
Received the news of your demise with shock. Though I knew you for a very short time, you were a respectable and jovial person. May you find eternal rest beyond. Adieu Prof.
Matthews Otalike from UoL Alumnus Northern Chapter wrote on July 15, 2020 at 11:44 am:
I met Prof Lovett once during one of our Alumni events at Abuja. He was soft spoken, focused and a complete gentleman. The news of his death on our Alumni platform was devastating. I am by this extending the condolences of my family to the wife, children and other members of Prof Lovett's family. May God rest his soul in... Read more
I met Prof Lovett once during one of our Alumni events at Abuja. He was soft spoken, focused and a complete gentleman. The news of his death on our Alumni platform was devastating. I am by this extending the condolences of my family to the wife, children and other members of Prof Lovett's family. May God rest his soul in peace in heaven. His love for humanity is unequalled.
Bolanle Adeyemo from Portharcourt Zone UOL Alumni wrote on July 15, 2020 at 11:39 am:
Rest in Peace Professor. Your contributions to the health service sector will forever be appreciated!!
Rest in Peace Professor. Your contributions to the health service sector will forever be appreciated!!
Dr Francis Edo Olotu from Ondo wrote on July 15, 2020 at 11:38 am:
Dr Lawson hosted participants of AGPMPN National Conference to a lavish cocktail reception in his home in Jos in 1998. May his memory be sweet and may his legacy endure. Eternal rest grant unto Dr Lovett Lawson and May your Perpetual light shine on him. May the soul of Dr Lovett Lawson Rest In Peace, amen.
Dr Lawson hosted participants of AGPMPN National Conference to a lavish cocktail reception in his home in Jos in 1998. May his memory be sweet and may his legacy endure.
Eternal rest grant unto Dr Lovett Lawson and May your Perpetual light shine on him.
May the soul of Dr Lovett Lawson Rest In Peace, amen.
Dr Bernadette korubo from Dr Bernadette korubo wrote on July 15, 2020 at 11:27 am:
Pro, you were such a simple, humble and amiable man. I got to know first on the platform of AGPMPN and afterwards thru Funke, your quiet and soft spoken wife. You were hospitable. I recall how you hosted MWAN members in your beautiful home during our conference in Abuja. We once met @ German embassy. You came out and saw... Read more
Pro, you were such a simple, humble and amiable man. I got to know first on the platform of AGPMPN and afterwards thru Funke, your quiet and soft spoken wife. You were hospitable. I recall how you hosted MWAN members in your beautiful home during our conference in Abuja. We once met @ German embassy. You came out and saw me looking worried outside, you told me you were denied visa at that time and yet you encouraged me not to panic that I will be given.Indeed I got visa to enter Germany, I thanked you and said to myself “ what a kindhearted and selfless man you are”
Today you are no more!
ADIEU GREAT MAN
FOR IT IS NOT HOW LONG WE LIVE BUT HOW WELL-( ABRAHAM LINCOLN).
You have left your foot print on the sands of time.
You have finished your assignment on earth, enter into your rest.
Dr Adaeze Oramalu-Ogwuche wrote on July 15, 2020 at 11:22 am:
I have been using Zankli Medical Services since 2012 and I have never regretted it; all thanks to your leadership as it reflects in the professional services provided to clients. May your soul rest in the bossom of the Lord and may God grant the entire Lawson family, staff of Zankli Medical Services the stregth to bear the loss.
I have been using Zankli Medical Services since 2012 and I have never regretted it; all thanks to your leadership as it reflects in the professional services provided to clients.
May your soul rest in the bossom of the Lord and may God grant the entire Lawson family, staff of Zankli Medical Services the stregth to bear the loss.
Prof Soga Sofola from College of Medicine, Idi Araba wrote on July 15, 2020 at 11:20 am:
Lovett, your passing on was received with shock. You were a very pleasant and respectable person. May the good Lord console the family and relations of a noble Nigerian (IC). God knows best. Adieu
Lovett, your passing on was received with shock. You were a very pleasant and respectable person. May the good Lord console the family and relations of a noble Nigerian (IC). God knows best. Adieu
Dr Adenike Adeyemi from Wuse zone 1 Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 11:18 am:
Lovett, I remember the last time I saw, you doing what you always did best--Celebrating other people's success Dr Nwandinobi. I was reading about heaven today deliberately just to have a consoling knowledge of where you are. Rest in peace in the bosom of our Father in our Father's House. Farewell Brother. God will take of Funke and the family... Read more
Lovett, I remember the last time I saw, you doing what you always did best--Celebrating other people's success Dr Nwandinobi. I was reading about heaven today deliberately just to have a consoling knowledge of where you are. Rest in peace in the bosom of our Father in our Father's House. Farewell Brother. God will take of Funke and the family as He has always done.
Prof Kofi and Stella Byll Duncan from Lagos wrote on July 15, 2020 at 11:15 am:
After life’s fitful fever Lovett sleeps well. He is at peace in the bosom of the Lord. I pray that the almighty God gives His peace that passes all understanding to his wife Funke, siblings al all who are left on earth to mourn his passing. Our sincere condolence to the family
After life’s fitful fever Lovett sleeps well.
He is at peace in the bosom of the Lord. I pray that the almighty God gives His peace that passes all understanding to his wife Funke, siblings al all who are left on earth to mourn his passing.
Our sincere condolence to the family
Ikenna Ilechukwu from Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 11:12 am:
A Boss, A Father, A Friend and a lot more. You always had something funny to say to me when you see me. You were my unofficial hype man blowing my trumpet when I do the littlest things for you. You loved everyone and opened your doors to us with a big smile but you never failed to remind us... Read more
A Boss, A Father, A Friend and a lot more. You always had something funny to say to me when you see me. You were my unofficial hype man blowing my trumpet when I do the littlest things for you. You loved everyone and opened your doors to us with a big smile but you never failed to remind us that you’re a “Scorpio”. My family weeps, I weep but God knows best. Thank you for all you did for me and your entire Zankli Family. Rest on Boss man! Forever in my heart.
Kemi e Olajide(Née Adebayo) from Zankli wrote on July 15, 2020 at 11:10 am:
My tribute to this great Man of honor, I will always my very first encounter with him, I was a newly employed Nurse in the Hospital (this was sometimes in 2018)and didn’t know him, that faithful afternoon, I greeted him and was about to walk pass him,,when he called out “Nurse!! ( I was on my uniform) Am Lovett ,... Read more
My tribute to this great Man of honor, I will always my very first encounter with him, I was a newly employed Nurse in the Hospital (this was sometimes in 2018)and didn’t know him, that faithful afternoon, I greeted him and was about to walk pass him,,when he called out “Nurse!! ( I was on my uniform) Am Lovett , he said,very jovially, and I was like “really ? Is it you sir? He said yes it’s me , smiling and welcoming like a friend, never like my Boss. And that encounter, I will always remember as the most welcoming experience have ever had in any establishment I have ever worked.
All we have left of him are memories, I pray that he will continue to rest in perfect peace of the most High. And may the Lord grant you ma, and all the family he left behind the fortitude to bear this great loss. 🙏🏽
Prof OBINDO, James Taiwo from Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos wrote on July 15, 2020 at 11:05 am:
Met you in Jos briefly in 1995/96 when I came to Jos before you relocated to Abuja but had the privilege of working as HO with your wife in JUTH. However, the legacy you left behind especially in the department of Community Medicine as an astute lecturer, humane mentor, great researcher, wonderful employer and entrepreneur and a jolly good fellow... Read more
Met you in Jos briefly in 1995/96 when I came to Jos before you relocated to Abuja but had the privilege of working as HO with your wife in JUTH.
However, the legacy you left behind especially in the department of Community Medicine as an astute lecturer, humane mentor, great researcher, wonderful employer and entrepreneur and a jolly good fellow were well talked about then and now even in death!
We shall miss you as the lacuna you are leaving will be very difficult to fill!
Adieu sir!
Sleep on Prof!
Dame Prof Aba Sagoe from SAGOE FAMILY FOUNDATION wrote on July 15, 2020 at 10:51 am:
SAGOE FAMILY FOUNDATION of 11 Ajele Street Lagos, commiserate with Dr Funke Lawson and our cousins and neighbours the LAWSON family of Campbell St Lagos on the passing away of Sir Dr Lovette Lawson KJW in Abuja. He was a laudable son of God. May he rest in perfect peace Amen. 🙏🏽 Dame Prof Aba Omotunde Sagoe
SAGOE FAMILY FOUNDATION of 11 Ajele Street Lagos, commiserate with Dr Funke Lawson and our cousins and neighbours the LAWSON family of Campbell St Lagos on the passing away of Sir Dr Lovette Lawson KJW in Abuja.
He was a laudable son of God.
May he rest in perfect peace Amen. 🙏🏽
Dame Prof Aba Omotunde Sagoe
Mide Adeyemi-Wilson, from ICOBA 65/69/71 wrote on July 15, 2020 at 10:51 am:
A gentleman to the brim, nice, warm, friendly, humble and caring. A brother he was to me ever before IC. May his gentle Soul Rest In Perfect Peace. 🙏
A gentleman to the brim, nice, warm, friendly, humble and caring.
A brother he was to me ever before IC.
May his gentle Soul Rest In Perfect Peace. 🙏
Elliott Latévi-Atcho Lawson from Chairman Zankli Fund Group (ZFG) wrote on July 15, 2020 at 10:44 am:
On behalf of the Zankli Fund Group (ZFG) and on my own behalf, I am keen on paying a most deserved tribute to our dedicated Vice-Chair and loving brother. Professor Lovett Latevi Lawson was not only a highly respected medical practitioner and teacher but also a beloved family man always willing to come together with each of us and all... Read more
On behalf of the Zankli Fund Group (ZFG) and on my own behalf, I am keen on paying a most deserved tribute to our dedicated Vice-Chair and loving brother.
Professor Lovett Latevi Lawson was not only a highly respected medical practitioner and teacher but also a beloved family man always willing to come together with each of us and all of us.
He was deeply conscious of his origins in Lolan Royal Palace in Aneho, Togo, and totally committed to the renovation of the palace and the town. His generosity to that end is well known and appreciated by the King, Togbe Lawson VIII and the members of the royal Lawson family.
Uncle Lovett, as we call him, was the backbone of our Zankli Fund Group which we founded in his home in Abuja in May 2018 so as to get closer wherever we, Zankli Lawsons, live in the world, and bring together ways and means that are necessary to maintain the greatness of our dynasty.
We shall miss his quiet, joyful and strong personality which helped us so many times, in so many ways.
We assure him that we shall continue the work we have started together and pave the way to our descendants.
To his beloved spouse, Aunty Funke, to their children and their families, to his brothers and sister and their families, we express our heartfelt sympathy.
May God welcome Uncle Lovett.

Elliott Latevi-Atcho Lawson
Chairman
ZANKLI FUND GROUP
Segun Wilson from Lagos wrote on July 15, 2020 at 10:41 am:
Uncle Lovett we would forever miss you . We happen to share the same birthday and will forever cherish the love that radiates in the family from Babami, Manka, Uncle Billy, Aunty Nadu, and Uncle Theo. We love you but our good Lord loves you more. Rest in peace sir.
Uncle Lovett we would forever miss you . We happen to share the same birthday and will forever cherish the love that radiates in the family from Babami, Manka, Uncle Billy, Aunty Nadu, and Uncle Theo. We love you but our good Lord loves you more. Rest in peace sir.
Dame Prof Aba Sagoe from Chairman Lagos Chapter Council of Knights wrote on July 15, 2020 at 10:40 am:
🙏🏽 A worthy Knight who has done his best in the vineyard of God as he laid down his sword. Sir Prof Lovette Lawson of Jos medical practice fame in the 80s and later in Abuja academia and the Council of Methodist Knights is mourned for our loss. My condolences to his wife Funke and the Lawson family of Lagos.... Read more
🙏🏽 A worthy Knight who has done his best in the vineyard of God as he laid down his sword.
Sir Prof Lovette Lawson of Jos medical practice fame in the 80s and later in Abuja academia and the Council of Methodist Knights is mourned for our loss.
My condolences to his wife Funke and the Lawson family of Lagos. On behalf of members of the Council of Knights LAGOS CHAPTER I pray for your Rest in perfect peace with God. Amen.
🙏🏽🌻 Dame Prof Aba Sagoe.
Chinwendu Anachebe from FMC Jabi Abuja wrote on July 15, 2020 at 10:34 am:
What a huge loss!! You were such a Kind hearted man. May God accept your soul in eternal rest. Amen!!
What a huge loss!! You were such a Kind hearted man. May God accept your soul in eternal rest. Amen!!
Ben Ajepe from Today's Pharmacy and stores ltd wrote on July 15, 2020 at 10:30 am:
Jolly good fellow with a good hearty laughter. Gone just like that. The hour of departure came so fast. But what can we do. May the lord comfort his family and friends. A great friend gone. In the 80s Prof helped in making one to meet one's target as a young up coming sales pharmaceuticals sales executive in a multi... Read more
Jolly good fellow with a good hearty laughter. Gone just like that.
The hour of departure came so fast. But what can we do.
May the lord comfort his family and friends.
A great friend gone.
In the 80s Prof helped in making one to meet one's target as a young up coming sales pharmaceuticals sales executive in a multi national setting. He gave the blue print for one as a young entrepreneur when it was time to leave the multinational. Always ready to help. Full of innovative ideas. He changed the hospital settings in Jos.
Always looking for new lands to capture.
Took Abuja by storm. Adventurous but smart fella.
Life could be vanity.
As I write this tribute I could hear his hearty laughter.
His networking is great.
Losing such a brilliant mind could be painful.
Adieu dr lovett lawson.
Olufemi Opayinka wrote on July 15, 2020 at 10:29 am:
For those who know Uncle Lovett, this is a major loss, quite sad. You have imparted great humility, cheerfulness in character, leaving everyday at a time, love for family and so much more you have taught me in the short time I knew you. Wish I had known you longer, wish you had never left. Thank God, I see you... Read more
For those who know Uncle Lovett, this is a major loss, quite sad. You have imparted great humility, cheerfulness in character, leaving everyday at a time, love for family and so much more you have taught me in the short time I knew you. Wish I had known you longer, wish you had never left. Thank God, I see you in your Children, they are just like you. You have done well, I hope you are looking down proud. I will never forget you and the wisdom I have taken away from you. Continue to rest in our Lord's bosoms.

How I wish we had more time together, I take consolation in being with you 3 weeks ago in your office

Goodnight Uncle Lovett. Goodnight
Dr.Kayode Adesina from Zankli Medical Center,Abuja. wrote on July 15, 2020 at 10:28 am:
You were an enigma,a colossus that strode through all facets of life. This is very painful,words fail me. Erin wo. May your soul find eternal rest in the Lord,amen. Adieu bossman!!
You were an enigma,a colossus that strode through all facets of life.
This is very painful,words fail me.
Erin wo.
May your soul find eternal rest in the Lord,amen.
Adieu bossman!!
Dr Tawakaltu Teni Ayuba from Zankli Medical Centre, ABUJA wrote on July 15, 2020 at 10:17 am:
Chairman, Prof, Boss, Baba Lawson as we all fondly call him. Gone too soon, but God knows best, who are we to question our creator & maker. I came to Zankli as a stranger in 2011, but I have found a family in Zankli hospital, you being the head of that family. You did not take us or treat us... Read more
Chairman, Prof, Boss, Baba Lawson as we all fondly call him.
Gone too soon, but God knows best, who are we to question our creator & maker.
I came to Zankli as a stranger in 2011, but I have found a family in Zankli hospital, you being the head of that family.
You did not take us or treat us like your employees, but you treated us like your sons, daughters, sisters, brothers & friends.
You were forthright, simple, humble, caring, kind, compassionate, sympathetic , empathetic and a team player.
I remember the emotional,mental, financial, physical and spiritual support you gave me during my period of trial in 2017, and I can never never forget you or your family sir.
Always there for us in all circumstances, situations, be it good or bad to support us & strengthen us, bridge builder, molder, carer.


You have left your mark in the sands of time, never to be forgotten.
Adieu Baba Lawson: Dr T.T.Ayuba.
Victor Adegbesan from SC USA wrote on July 15, 2020 at 10:03 am:
A great man from a wonderful family. May your soul rest in perfect peace.
A great man from a wonderful family. May your soul rest in perfect peace.
Bola Molu from Lagos wrote on July 15, 2020 at 10:01 am:
You were an ICON in the medical field in Nigeria. You will always be remembered. May God comfort your entire family and may your gentle soul RIP
You were an ICON in the medical field in Nigeria. You will always be remembered. May God comfort your entire family and may your gentle soul RIP
Holy Ghost Fathers & Brothers, Katampe from Very Rev Fr Ben ABAH, CSSp wrote on July 15, 2020 at 9:55 am:
A neighbour closer than a friend; cool, calm, jovial and generous. Indeed, you have left an imprint in our hearts all. Like a comet, you disappeared yet you keep living on in our hearts. May the Angels welcome you, may you have eternal bliss in Abraham's bosom. Adieu, our dearest Dr. Lawson!
A neighbour closer than a friend; cool, calm, jovial and generous. Indeed, you have left an imprint in our hearts all. Like a comet, you disappeared yet you keep living on in our hearts. May the Angels welcome you, may you have eternal bliss in Abraham's bosom.
Adieu, our dearest Dr. Lawson!
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 ☮️

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. 🙏🏾

+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 “kilo so pe o se e yen?” (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.

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+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 Uncle💔💔
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!!
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
Dr Olusola-Taiwo Omolara from Oyo MWAN wrote on July 15, 2020 at 6:00 am:
Tribute to A kind Soul Prof Lovett Lawson was a kind hearted and humble man. I remember vividly the events of the day that he and his lovely wife hosted us at the Abuja Biennium. The lovely party at the pool side in their beautiful home was great. However the most important memory of him that night that I will... Read more
Tribute to A kind Soul

Prof Lovett Lawson was a kind hearted and humble man. I remember vividly the events of the day that he and his lovely wife hosted us at the Abuja Biennium.

The lovely party at the pool side in their beautiful home was great.

However the most important memory of him that night that I will forever hold dear was the way he intervened when some of us were stranded after the party at his home.

One of the buses that conveyed members to his home got stucked in the marshy ground outside the house while trying to turn and everyone scrambled for the remaining available buses and vehicle to convey them back to the various hotels leaving only a handful of us at his premises.

Some of our leaders saw us sitting down outside and did not as much as look at us or inquire about how we intend to get back but rather entered into the vehicles that brought them and drove off.

This was already around 12 midnight if I am not mistaken. Dr Daoda and one state president (can't remember which state now) was one of us that night and we kept calling our colleagues who kept assuring us that the bus would come back for us.

Then like a Knight in shining armor, Prof came out probably to make sure that everything was in order for the gates to be shut for the night and saw us outside. He was shocked to see that some of his wife's people were still around and he ordered that his drivers one of whom was already sleeping be called out and about two personal cars of his be brought out to convey us to our different hotels.

He personally arranged us to make sure we were comfortable. The ride in the car was so good that we thought we were in a aeroplane. Na TV we watch reach our hotel. We did not want to get down again. I am sure some of us that were involved will remember this event.

He made our day. He apologised like it was his fault we were stranded. It was the first time I will know or see him and he made a big impression on me.

Sleep on dear Prof till we meet to part no more.
I pray that Jehovah God comfort and grant Mama Funke and the entire Lawson Family the fortitude to bear this great loss.
dayodutola wrote on July 15, 2020 at 5:59 am:
... 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... Read more
... 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.
Prof. Adebayo Lamikanra from 6668 Set wrote on July 14, 2020 at 10:03 pm:
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,... Read more
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,