A foremost Abuja based Medical practitioner and Chairman, Zankli Medical Center on Shehu Musa Yar Adua – Kado Estate road, Prof. Loveth Lawson Monday morning died at the National Hospital, Abuja aged 72.
A retired Professor of Infectious Disease at Bingham University, Auta in Nasarawa State, he studied and obtained a PHD in Tropical Medicine at the Liverpool University.
He built and donated a sophisticated laboratory for Bingham University for which researches and investigations from Northern area of Nigeria were carried out there before he retired from the University in 2018.
Prof. Lawson had been known for his medical practice as Medical Director of New Crescent Hospital, Jos from 1977-1990 before he started Zankli hospital in Abuja in 1990.
He and his wife, Funke (a Consultant Pediatrician) built Zankli Hospital to be the most consulted private clinic for children in the Federal Capital Territory
Although Patmos Media Line could not get the cause of his death for medical ethics reasons, we gathered that Bingham University with scanty staff attendance was extremely quite when the news filtered into the University Monday morning.
One of his students wrote on social media: “This is just a shocker. A man full of wisdom and inspiration. One of the people in my life that makes practicing medicine worth it. You are truly an inspiration to medical students in Bingham. Your generosity was also inspiring. A father, husband, a Doctor, a man full of passion for teaching and engaging his students. I am thankful I had the opportunity to learn under you and know a little about you. May your soul rest in peace”.