Dr. Idowu Ahmed Victor (FMC, Lokoja)
The Ultimate Sacrifice
Dr. Victor was a House Officer at the Federal Medical Centre Lokoja where he contacted the Lassa Virus in the line of duty and eventually passed on at about 6pm, Sunday 21 January 2018. Nigeria Medical Association, (NMA) in Kogi State confirmed that late Dr. Idowu was diagnosed with Lassa fever on January 19, 2018 at Irrua Specialist Hospital, Edo State. The Kogi State Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association described the deceased as a man who was committed to his job.
Dr. Idowu’s death comes days after two other members of the NMA, Dr. Abel Sunday Udo, a resident doctor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Dr. Ali Felix, a resident doctor in the Department of Community Medicine, both serving at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakiliki, (FETHA), Ebonyi State died of the fever on Sunday, January 14, 2018.
(Source: Daily Post NG/Sunnewsonline)
Tribute to a Hero (A general never dies!) written by Simeon Praize
You fought well, hard and rough and yet you bring joy to all in the theatre.
You worked hard, committed and dedicated to duty always saying "humanity first".
I will always say you are my Ben Carson, a Comparism that you always reject but you are indeed a Ben Carson.
When I heard the news that you are down, I prayed to God for miracles. I tried to reach your lines but each time I tried it was always switched off. I got in touch with our friends and they briefed me on your fight.
My doctor, my teacher, mentor, leader, political analyst, my best graphic designer; a man with the brain of God's and hands soft as a lady's hand. You will forever be missed by all who knows you.
Safe journey home sir!