By Lawrence Olaoye
President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned renowned Professor of Medicine, Ayodeji Femi-Pearce, who passed away weekend, aged 86.
According to a statement made available to newsmen by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, yesterday, the President condoled with Ibilola, the widow of the departed, and the entire Femi-Pearce family, friends and relations, urging them to take solace in the fact that their patriarch left his footprints on the sands of time, serving meritoriously at the General Hospital, Lagos, and Lagos University Hospital (LUTH), among others.
Combining medical practice with academics, Prof Femi-Pearce was Acting Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, and later, Pro-Chancellor, Lagos State University (LASU), for four years.
At retirement, he co-founded the leisure resort, Whispering Palms, which he managed with his wife. Tremendous impact was made on the host community through various social development interventions.
Buhari prayed that God will grant repose to the soul of the deceased, urging those he left behind to keep his memory alive through the preservation of his legacies.