Lawson, Nigeria’s TB expert dies of COVID-19 at National Hospital

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By Joyce Remi-Babayeju

Abuja (SundiataPost) – A Nigerian expert in Tuberculosis and infectious diseases, Professor Lovett Lawson died on Monday evening of COVID-19 in quarantine at the National Hospital, Abuja.

 Professor Lawson, who was the patron of Stop TB Partnership Nigeria and chairman of the Board of Directors of Zankli Medical Centre, Abuja was said to have underlying health conditions which made it difficult for him to recover from the COVID-19 condition.

National Hospital spokesman, Dr Tayo Haastrup, confirmed to newsmen in Abuja that Lawson died at the National Hospital but did not confirm if it was from Covid-19 complications on Monday.

Stop TB Partnership Nigeria on its social media platform today (Tuesday) had also announced the passing away of Professor Lawson in a message, “With sadness of heart but gratitude to God for a life well spent, we announce the death of our patron – Professor Lovett Lawson.

“I can confirm that Prof. Lawson died at the National Hospital today. His loss is a painful one indeed.”

Lawson, who was an expert in clinical tropical medicine graduated from the University of Lagos in 1975, later bagged a PhD from the University of Liverpool.


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