President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday visited victims of the blasts that rocked Kuje and Nyanya, Abuja on Friday night at the National Hospital where they are currently receiving medical attention. Buhari was accompanied by Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State and some top government officials.
He was conducted round the wards where the victims are recuperating by the hospital’s Chief Medical Director, Dr. Jafaru Momoh. His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, later issued a statement saying the President wished the survivors of the attack full and speedy recovery.
Adesina added that the President reassured the survivors that the Federal Government would take full responsibility for settling their medical bills. Luck also smiled on a young girl currently receiving treatment for a gunshot injury she sustained when armed robbers attacked her family as the President offered to offset her bill.
He was said to have directed his Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, to settle the N268,790.00 medical bill of the young girl in the Paediatric Ward of the hospital. “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 statement read in part.
The President visited the intensive care unit, the paediatric unit and general wards of the National Hospital. The hospital’s Chief Medical Director lauded the President for the visit. He said the visit would help the patients’ recovery by giving them a greater psychological sense of being valued and loved by their country.