Nigeria’s First Northern Female Plastic Surgeon Dies At 60

The first female plastic surgeon in Northern Nigeria, Dr Halima Rabeh-David, has died.

The Medical and Dental Consultant Association, Federal Teaching Hospital Lokoja and Medical Women Association of Nigeria, Kogi State Chapter disclosed this on Thursday at the procession in her honour held in Lokoja.

The event which took place at the Federal Teaching Hospital Lokoja attracted friends, family, course mates and colleagues of the deceased whose death left people across different divides devastated.

Late Dr Halima Grace Rabeh David who was born on October 29, 1962, died on April 15, 2023, aged 60.

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Speaking at the event, the Chief Medical Director, Federal Teaching Hospital Lokoja Dr Olatunde Alabi described Dr Halima Grace Rabeh David as a virtuous Woman whose sudden demise has thrown the surgical world into sorrow.

While describing the deceased as a big gain in heaven following her humanitarian service to the nation, and across the world, Dr Alabi noted the late plastic surgeon was an “epitome of humility, who was widely loved by all that have had an encounter with her.”

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Dr Alabi told the gathering to emulate the good virtue of the deceased, adding that, she would forever be remembered for her simplicity, humility, hard work and commitment to the work of God.

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