The Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, Mr Kola Oluwawole, on Monday condoled with the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Ado-Ekiti branch, over the death of six of its members in an auto-crash.
Oluwawole also condoled with the people and government of Ekiti in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Stephen Gbadamosi, in Ado-Ekiti.
He described the death of the six medical doctors as a grievous moment, not only for EKiti, but the entire nation and the health sector in particular.
Oluwawole, according to the statement, said members of the state Assembly received the news with shock.
“When we received the sad news from one of our members, Dr Samuel Omotoso, who is also a professional colleague of the deceased, we were shocked.
“The deceased were in active service to their fatherland, when death took them in their prime.
“They were going to the 56th NMA Annual General conference and delegates’ meeting in Sokoto, which would have impacted positively on the nation’s health sector,” the statement reads.
He commiserated with the people of Nigeria, Ekiti State as well as members of the medical profession over the monumental loss.
He said, “May the good Lord uphold the medical family and the immediate families of the deceased. ”
NAN reports that Ekiti state government has declared a three-day of mourning in honour of the dead medical doctors, while all flags should be flown at half mast.
The six medical practitioners and their driver died when the car they were traveling in was involved in an accident few kilometers to Kaduna on Sunday.