By Roundoffnews

It was an atmosphere of wailing and teeth nagging as the medical expert killed recently by armed bandits in Edo State was laid to rest.

Prof. Jerome Elusiyan who was a Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist and Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex ( OAUTHC) Ile- Ife, Osun State, was murdered recently by armed bandits Ekpoma- Benin high way.

Prof. Jerome Boluwaji Elutayo Elusiyan was laid to rest on Friday, 27th December, 2019 in Oke- Igbo in Ondo State.

A thick black cloud covered the entire Oke- Igbo community located in the forest and on a mountain in Ondo State, as the hearse conveying the remains of the deceased entered into One -Igbo community

The burial service was preceded by a commendation service on 26th December, 2019 at Chapel of Grace, OAUTHC Ile-Ife, Osun State.

The Chief Medical Director, OAUTHC Ile-Ife , Prof. Victor Adetiloye in his tribute said the deceased lived a fulfilled and impactful life. He further mentioned that the deceased deputised for him from April 2018 till his death.

The MDCAN National President, Prof. Kenneth Ozoile represented at the commendation service by the MDCAN National Vice- President One, Dr. Victor Makanjuola commended the Nigerian Medical Association ( NMA) Osun State Branch and Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria( MDCAN) OAUTHC Ile-Ife Chapter for the support they had offered to the family.

Prof. Ozoile further mentioned that MDCAN National will continue to demand for justice on the murdered Prof. Elusiyan until the perpetrators are arrested and punished according to the laws.

He further mentioned that MDCAN National will through all lawful means compel the Federal Government to provide security for every Nigerian.

Thousands of sympathizers attended the lying- in- state service at both Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Osun State and in Oke- Igbo , Ondo State.

Prof. Victor Adetiloye , CMD OAUTHC Ile-Ife , Osun said the late Prof. Elusiyan was a devoted Christian , honest , diligent, loyal and exemplary leader.

In a remark, the MDCAN President, Prof. Kenneth Ozoile was represented by the MDCAN National Publicity Secretary, Dr. Abidemi Omonisi at the burial service described the late Prof. Jerome Elusiyan as a compassionate Physician , a great teacher , an astute administrator and a bridge builder between Unions and Associations in OAUTHC Ile-Ife and OAUTHC Management.

He called on the Federal Government, Edo State Government and security agencies to do every thing possible to bring the evil perpetrators that murdered Prof. Elusiyan to justice.

“Prof. Elusiyan served in many capacities during his lifetime as Part V MBChB Coordinator, Acting Head Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, Deputy Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee from June 2014 to April 2018, Acting Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) Ile-Ife from April to September 2018 and then the substantive CMAC , a position he held till his demise.

He also served as the National Secretary of the Paediatric Association of Nigeria ( PAN) from January 2013 to January 2016.

Elusiyan was a wonderful family man, married to Dr.(Mrs) Christianah Abimbola Elusiyan ( Nee Bankole) and the Union is blessed with three wonderful boys.