Professor Aderemi Tajudeen Ajekhigbe is dead following his diagnosis of stage four Prostate cancer which is incurable in men.
Founder of Atinuke Cancer Foundation, Tiny Lawal broke the news in a newspaper interview. She revealed that the renowned cancer specialist disclosed this to her in June.
He said to her, ‘ welcome back. I’ve joined your league’. Lawal who is a cancer survivor needed some clarification.
Ajekhigbe then revealed to her that while he was sleeping, he couldn’t carry his body and he called for the ambulance which took him to the hospital and after running some tests, they discovered he had prostate cancer.
In a statement, President Buhari condoled with the Ajekigbe family, the academia, and the medical profession, on the passage of the renowned oncologist.
Ajekigbe retired from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) in 2017 after decades of practice, rising to the headship of the Oncology and Radiology department. President Buhari prayed that God will comfort those who mourn the departed cancer specialist, urging that his good works and research findings be documented for the good of humanity.