The passing of renowned medical practitioner, Dr. Adebiyi Edun has been described as an exit of an icon, whose contributions have had a major impact on the development of medical practice.
He was a doctor, a healer, teacher, researcher, and inventor. His passion to eradicated disease and contribute to the body of medical knowledge drew him to join the world of medical practitioners.
Born on Friday 9th December 1955 at Island Maternity Hospital, Lagos Island to the family of Late Mr Albert Adedeji Edun and Late Mrs. Gladys Ayodele Edun, Adebiyi Edun had his primary education at Christ Church Cathedral Faji, Lagos from 1961-1967. He proceeded to Kings College, where he earned his Secondary School Certificate between 1967 and 1973.
He gained admission into the prestigious University of Ibadan for a Pre-Med degree between 1974 – 1976 after which he was accepted into the medical program at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan Medical School from 1976-1979 where he obtained an M.B.B.S (1979).
While at the University of Ibadan, Adebiyi, was very active in his department and was an embodiment of excellence. He assisted many of his classmates through extra tutorials and extra classes anchored by him.
After his mandatory National Youth Service, he started his career as a Senior Medical Officer at Eko Hospital, Surulere, Lagos between 1981 and 1983. He also served as the Medical Executive and Deputy General Manager of Health Aid Limited from 1985 to1987. He launched his own private company B.E. Medical Services and served as the Managing Director/CEO from 1987 till his demise.
Through his work at B.E. Medical Services, he worked on various health projects as Principal Consultant on several projects across various states in Nigeria financed by international organisations such as the World Bank, Department for International Development UK (DFID), UNFPA, Scottish Overseas Health Support, and British ODA, USAID, United Nations Drug Control Program (UNDCP) etc.
He also worked as a medical consultant on several local projects for the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Federal Ministry of Health such as the Drafting of Procedural Manuals for National Health Insurance Scheme (1999) and was the National Consultant, National Health Insurance Scheme – Federal Ministry of Health, Lagos.
Dr Edun attended several medical conferences in several countries including Germany, Ireland, England, Scotland and the United States of America.
Dr Adebiyi Edun’s pure love and passion for God was seen in the way he utilized his knowledge of medicine by providing free health services in his neighbourhood, churches and at health outreaches across the country. In spite of his outstanding achievements, Dr Edun never attributed them to be his own works, but he ascribed it all to the grace of God.
Dr Edun was a great gift from God with a very large heart for family, friends, colleagues and even strangers. He was a very disciplined, hard-working and self-motivated person who was not intimidated by the challenges of life. He was very kind, generous and helpful to everyone who came his way.
He had a formidable geo-political and social network, nationally and internationally. He possessed considerable material wealth. And he possessed ample personal attributes of kindness, generosity and tolerance, amongst many others, to make his sojourn an outstanding success that it turned out to be.
He was not only a successful medical consultant but was also a fervent Christian who served the Lord with his gifts and abilities. He was designated a Pastor-In-Charge in The Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria, a post he held for seven years.
He married Iyiola Olatokunbo Edun (nee Oshinowo) in 1983, they have four children from their union.
Dr. Adebiyi Edun passed away on Wednesday 13th January 2021 at the age of 65 years. He is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren . He was very much loved and will be greatly missed by them and by his many friends, associates, colleagues, and loved ones.
Dr Adebiyi Edun provided an invaluable service that helps better the world we live in. He made communities healthier and helped countless beneficiaries to strive for wellness.
He will be remembered for his remembered many research projects, perseverance, and compassion.
We commiserate with the members of Edun’s immediate family, the entire extended family at home and in the diaspora, and indeed, our nation Nigeria. We take solace in the fact that he lived well and has left a precious heritage of which we can be forever proud.
May his great and kind soul rest in perfect peace.
Politics Of Bitterness and PDP’s Deadly Plots Against Me, APC MUST Stop Nown – Chief Nelson Agbamuche
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and its operatives in Akwukwu-Igbo in Delta State, led by Kelvin Onuwa Anyakwu and Victor Nzediegwu have been doing everything possible to harm me, my family and political associates.
There have been series of attacks on my properties and plots to eliminate me, leading to some unfortunate attacks on my supporters.
The reason for the acrimony is due to the fact that I choose to identify with a progressive party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) which has brought and still bringing development to my community.
As a traditional title holder whose allegiance is to my people, I thought it wise to join the APC having spent years in the PDP without any noticeable benefit to my people, but my former party chieftains won’t recognise my fundamental human rights of freedom o association guaranteed in our constitution and the African charter.
Consequently, they have resorted to attacks and threats to my life, destruction of my properties using thugs and local vigilantes to hound me and my associates.
I have already petitioned the Inspector General of Police on this matter, having lodged formal complaints at the state level with no visible action taken.
As if that was not enough, they also resorted to political intolerance against myself and members of the All Progressives Congress.
This was brought to bare on Saturday when the PDP unleashed an unprecedented level of violence against APC faithfuls during the Local Government elections that our party was clearly winning.
After noticing that APC had won most of the units in the election, thugs led by Ikechukwu Joseph Iwegbu, known as Presidential General, invaded the units fully armed at the point of counting to disrupt the exercise. They carted away all the ballot boxes and shot at us recklessly, many of our people sustained various degree of injuries.
The Police in our community witnessed the incidents, they can attest to the brazen attacks.
No result was announced anywhere in Akwukwu-Igbo ward. Of course APC clearly won five out of the seven polling units in the ward. If they are in doubt, let us repeat the election, APC will still win.
After the violent attack on Saturday, they used the instruments of the state to move against us, arresting our people who are APC members. This is one oppression taken too far.
They kept saying they don’t want APC, that Delta state is a PDP state yet all the development we have today in Akwukwu Igbo were brought by the APC government.
New transformers came about 6 months ago, Rural electrification is near completion, soon to be commissioned.
Renovation of our primary schools with perimeter fencing. We have the Agbogidi primary school, Atuma Primary school etc.
Road projects are equally ongoing.
Akwukwu-Illa road project alone is about 4km, you also have Engr. Sunday Gbamdi road and others.
Why are we not going to join a party that has brought development to our communities?
Since we joined APC, they have been Using hoodlums and local vigilantes to unleash terror on us. We have reported to different authorities, yet the thugs are becoming more brazen. They boast openly that no one can arrest them because they are backed by powers from above.
Since they have openly sworn to use everything to fight APC out of the state and we, on our part, are equally resolute in our journey to bring development to our people through the APC led Federal Government, I use this medium to call on all security agencies and well meaning Nigerians to take urgent steps with a view to safeguarding my life and properties in Akwukwu-Igbo and the state in general, as well as calling all the aforementioned individuals and their enablers to order.
Chief Nelson Agbamuche
Odoziani of Akwukwu-Igbo
Koko Master DBANJ, Clarence Peter and K-switch endorsed Ned Nwoko Malaria Eradication Project.
Koko Master DBANJ, Clarence Peter and K-switch endorsed Ned Nwoko Malaria Eradication Project.
One of the finest hip-hop sensation and export out of Africa, Dapo Oyenbanji popular known as DBANJ with the top notch video music Producer, Clarence Peters were on a courtesy visit to the Billionaire Philanthropist and Antarctica explorer, Prince Ned Nwoko.
The Koko master was thrilled with the bold vision and strategies by Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation to eradicate malaria in Africa starting with Nigeria.
He pledged his support in fight against the scourge of malaria in Africa. Prince Ned shares his vision of malaria free Nigeria and that it’s possible if we join our hands together to get a vaccine, clean up Nigeria and fumigate the entire country.
The project coordinator of Ned Nwoko Malaria Eradication Project, Mr Chukwuebuka Anyaduba also shed more light on other agenda of Prince Ned Nwoko foundation which includes Tourism, Culture and environment. Project Tourism and the Stars University being the first Sports University in Africa are one of the legacies of former lawmaker, Ned Nwoko to impacts Africa.
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