Sanwo-Olu orders probe into elevator accident that killed Dr Vwaere Diaso

Dr Vwaere Diaso who died in elevator accident

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday said he has launched an investigation into the cause of the mechanical failure in an elevator at the General Hospital, Odan, Lagos Island which led to the death of Dr Vwaere Diaso.

Diaso’s death on Tuesday has sparked outrage among the public.

According to the Nigeria Medical Association, Lagos chapter, Diaso was stuck in the elevator for 40 minutes following the fall from the 10th floor.

Mr Sanwo-Olu, in a statement released on social media, commiserated with the bereaved family and colleagues.


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He said, “I was deeply saddened to hear about the tragic loss of Dr. Vwaere Diaso, a dedicated medical professional whose life was taken due to a mechanical failure within the elevator at the Doctors quarters of the General Hospital, Odan, Lagos Island. It is distressing to think that such a promising young doctor had her life cut short in such a devastating manner.

“As a parent myself, I cannot help but feel the pain and sorrow that Dr. Diaso’s loved ones must be experiencing during this difficult time. My heart goes out to her parents, family members, friends, and colleagues who are grieving this profound loss.

“To the Nigeria Medical Association, the Medical Guild, and all the doctors in Lagos State, I extend my deepest sympathies. Losing a fellow healthcare professional is a tremendous loss for the entire medical community.

“In light of this tragedy, I have taken immediate action to initiate a thorough investigation into the cause of the mechanical failure. It is my sincere commitment that this investigation will be conducted with utmost transparency and fairness, leaving no room for any biases or favoritism.

“Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this heartbreaking incident. May Dr. Vwaere Diaso’s soul rest in eternal peace, and may her memory serve as a reminder of the dedication and sacrifice of our healthcare professionals. Amen.”