That the Executive Director of Lekki British School, Lekki, Dr Biodun Laja, is dead is no more news. However, what is news is the circumstances of her death five days after a surgery in the United States.
National Infinity learnt that the 69 years old foremost educationist passed away five after a surgery on a perennial back pain that has plagued the society big wig for some time now.
Her close confidants revealed that the popular educationist developed a complication from the surgery, which eventually led to her death.
“She had a back injury, which had been disturbing her for a long time. She had difficulty walking straight because of the problem and had often times visited hospitals for treatment. She travelled to the US for a corrective surgery on the problem. Said the source.
“She had the surgery on Friday and it was successful; she had even returned to the hotel where she lodged and had been talking to people. But two days after, there was a complication and she was rushed to the hospital, where she died.”
The celebrated educationist and philanthropist recently celebrated her 42 years in the teaching industry and had earlier bagged a doctorate degree in 2017.
Dr. Biodun Laja started her first school, ABC Nurseryland, in a bungalow in the Palmgroove area of Somolu, Lagos in 1977.
She later expanded to Gbagada and Ikeja before moving to Lekki, where she founded the Lekki British School.