Buhari takes succour to survivors of Abuja bomb attacks, settles medical bill of young armed robbery victim

Posted by News Express | 4 October 2015 | 2,976 times

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President Muhammadu Buhari today in Abuja took succour to survivors of Friday night’s bomb attacks on Nyanya and Kuje in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

On a visit to the survivors of the attack who are receiving treatment at the Trauma Centre of the National Hospital, President Buhari wished them full and speedy recovery, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) Femi Adesina said this evening.

“The President reassured the survivors that the Federal Government will take full responsibility for settling their medical bills. He also directed his Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari to settle the N268,790.00 medical bill of a young girl in the Paediatric Ward of the hospital,” Adesina said in a statement.

On how Buhari learnt of the plight of the young armed robbery victim, Adesina said: “The girl’s mother, Deborah Stephen, had broken into tears on seeing President Buhari. She told him that her daughter had been shot by armed robbers who raided their home and that the family could not afford the medical bills.”

The Presidential Spokesman disclosed that his “who was accompanied by his personal aides and Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, visited the intensive care unit, the paediatric unit and general wards of the National Hospital.”

He said that the Chief Medical Director of the National Hospital, Dr Jafaru Momoh, expressed appreciation for the President’s visit, saying that it will help the patients’ recovery by giving them a greater psychological sense of being valued and loved by their country.

•State House Photo shows President Buhari commiserating with an injured victim of the Abuja bomb attacks . . . earlier today at the National Hospital in Abuja.

Source: News Express

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