SAHARANEWS – Nigerian doctor, Edmond Adedeji, has died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the United Kingdom.
Adedeji, who worked at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon, died on April 9 aged 62,
The deceased, according to the report, had been working as a locum registrar in the Emergency Department since August last year.
A tribute to him from his family read: “We as a family are grateful to God for the life of Dr Edmond Adefolu Adedeji.
“He died doing a job he loved, serving others before himself. We would like to thank the staff and his colleagues for looking after him during his final days.
“He leaves behind a wife, three children and three grandchildren.”
Great Western Hospital also mourned the doctor saying: “On behalf of the whole Trust, I would like to extend our sincere condolences to Edmond’s family. Our thoughts are with them, and his friends and colleagues at the Trust.”
Adedeji was an alumnus of African Church Grammar School, Apata Ibadan.
He was the senior prefect in 1974 when he graduated.
Friends and acquaintances of the victim have also paid tributes.
Dr Saúl Díaz, a colleague of Adedeji at St Mary’s, wrote on Facebook: “May his soul rest in peace.”
His classmate, Kikelomo Sadiku, who is based in the US, also wrote on Facebook: “This Covid-19 death toll is beginning to hit me.
“My classmate Dr. Adefolu Adedeji has fallen prey of this coronavirus. He was a medical doctor in London. He was our senior prefect at African Church Grammar School Apata Ibadan.
“He was one of the brainy ones. I use to tag along then to teach me Mathematics. May his soul rest in perfect peace.
“The last time I saw him was in London before I emigrated to the USA. This is so sad.
“May God comfort his wife and children at this time of grief. I am just sad and flabbergasted. Please pray along.”