Three more of the medical doctors from Ekiti State and their driver, who died in an accident on Sunday, on their way to Sokoto for the 56th annual national conference of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) have been buried.
Two of the doctors, Olajide and Ogunseye, were interred at the premises of the NMA Secretariat in the state (Doctors’ House) at Tungba, in the outskirts of Ado Ekiti, while the others were taken to their various communities for interment.
They were buried after a funeral service at the Doctors’ House which was attended by various dignitaries, including the deputy governor of the state, Dr Kolapo Olubunmi Olusola.
However, one of the dead doctors, a Consultant Anatomic Pathologist in EKSUTH, Dr O.J. Taiwo, whose mother had died barely 24 hours earlier, was buried on Tuesday.
Sources claimed that Dr Taiwo had told relatives before his ill-fated trip that when he returns from the NMA conference in Sokoto, they would meet to discuss his mother’s burial.
Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, the Most Rev Felix Ajakaye, offered prayers for the families left behind by the deceased at the service while Reverend Rotimi Sanya, who preached at the ceremony, quoted from the book of Ecclesiastes Chapter 3, and said there was time for everything as there was time to be born and time to die, calling on the audience to turn away from sins and commit their lives to God to whom they will return.
Rev Sanya, in his sermon said death was inevitable and that one of the ironies of life was the fact that there was no chronological roster of death as a younger person may die before the elderly.
Fayose, who spoke through Olusola, urged the family of the dead persons to take heart during the period of grief and pledged the support of the state government to them.
By: Sam Nwaoko