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Lagos Health Agency’s Chairman, Dr Ade Alakija Dies At 65



The chairman of the Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) board, Dr. Ade Alakija, is dead.

He died on Wednesday at the age of 65.

Dr. Ade Alakija, the younger brother of Modupe Alakija, Chairman of Famfa Oil and husband of billionaire, Fulorunso Alakija, died barely two years after he married Ecobank former Deputy Managing Director (DMD), Foluke Abodunrin.

LASHMA in a statement issued on Friday by its General Manager, Emmanuella Zamba, eulogies the deceased medical expert, described Alakija as one that had over the years worked tirelessly to ensure that LASHMA becomes the best across the country.

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Zamba in a statement she issued through her official social media handle disclosed that Alakija gave up the ghost on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 and that until his death was still passionate about ensuring that residents of Lagos get better healthcare services often.

She said Dr. Ade Alakija was “an active and integral part of the agency, a perfect gentleman, worthy mentor and cherished leader who provided support and guidance to the agency. An up and doing man, constantly present and striving for the best, whose kind words and advice will be very much missed.”

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