The younger brother of Obafemi Hamzat, the deputy governor of Lagos state, Haroun has lost his life to the deadly Covid-19.
Hamzat was a medical doctor by profession until his death. Before his demise, he was a medical staff a primary healthcare centre in Orile Agege local council development area of the state.
The Lagos chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), confirming his passing away, said the incident has cast a “dark moment” over the medical association.
NMA said: “We announce with deep regret the death of our very young colleague, Dr Haroun Hamzat. Its “sunset at dawn” as he was just 37 years old.
“He worked as a medical officer at one of the PHCs under Orile Agege LCDA until his demise.
“We commiserate with his immediate family, friends, associates, colleagues, and staff of Lagos State PHC Board and indeed the medical fraternity of Lagos State. We pray against such premature deaths in our fold.
“May the Almighty God grant his family and all of us, the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss, Amen. Adieu to our Hippocratic Brother, Dr Haroun Hamzat. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.” a statement released states