Lagos State Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat on Wednesday mourned his younger brother Haroun Hamzat in a social media post.
“It is with utmost sadness that I announce the passing of my younger Brother. Dr. Haroun Hamzat,” he wrote in a post to Instagram on Wednesday.
“May Almighty Allah forgive his sins, grant him eternal tranquility and Al-Janah Firdaus. Ameen.”
Mr Hamzat called on the public to be mindful of the volatility of COVID-19 pandemic.
“There is urgent need for us as people to be conscious of the volatility of COVID-19.
“We should not only do this for ourselves, but for everyone we come in contact with.
“Stay safe, use your masks, sanitise or wash your hands regularly and maintain social distancing,” the deputy governor said.
The younger Hamzat, who was a medical doctor in one of the public health centres in Orile Agege Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Lagos, died at the age of 37.