President Muhammadu Buhari has described Professor Emmanuel Elebute as a Nigerian who left an impressive legacy in the field of sciences, healthcare development and delivery in Nigeria, for others to emulate and build upon.
Elebute is the founder of Lagoon Hospitals and Clinics.
In a message issued by his media aide, Femi Adesina, Buhari extended condolence to the Elebute family on the passing of their father and grandfather.
He also commiserated with the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, and West African College of Surgeons on the death of their distinguished and highly revered member.
The president lauded Elebute’s championing roles in health education, medical research and development in the country, through his many leadership positions in the health sector.
He praised him for his roles as Chief Medical Director of Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH; President of NMA; Chairman of World Health Organisation Task Force on the Development of Appropriate Technology for Health in the field of Laboratory Equipment, and President of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, among others.
Buhari prayed that God Almighty would receive the late surgeon’s soul and grant him peaceful repose.
He also prayed that God to grant the wife of the deceased, Prof. (Mrs) Oyinade Elebute, children and grandchildren the fortitude to bear the loss.