Buhari vis­its Abuja blasts' vic­tims in hos­pi­tal

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Isi­aka Wak­ili

Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari yesterday vis­ited the sur­vivors of Fri­day's bomb blasts in Abuja who are re­ceiv­ing treat­ment at the Trauma Cen­tre of the Na­tional Hos­pi­tal.

Pres­i­dent Buhari wished the sur­vivors of the bomb at­tacks on Nyanya and Kuje, sub­urbs of the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (FCT), speedy re­cov­ery.

The Spe­cial Ad­viser to the Pres­i­dent on Media and Pub­lic­ity, Mr Femi Adesina, in a state­ment yesterday, said Buhari was ac­com­pa­nied by his per­sonal aides and Ogun State Gover­nor, Ibikunle Amo­sun.

Adesina said Pres­i­dent Buhari vis­ited the In­ten­sive Care Unit, the Pae­di­atric unit

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and and gen­eral wards Na­tional Hos­pi­tal.

He said Buhari re­as­sured the sur­vivors that the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment would take full re­spon­si­bil­ity for set­tling their med­i­cal bills.

He said the pres­i­dent also di­rected his Chief of Staff, Mal­lam Abba Kyari, to set­tle the N268, 790.00 med­i­cal bill of a young girl at the Pae­di­atric ward of the hos­pi­tal.

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Ac­cord­ing to the pres­i­den­tial spokesman, the girl’s mother, Deb­o­rah Stephen, had bro­ken into tears on see­ing Pres­i­dent Buhari.

He quoted Mrs Stephen as telling Buhari that her daugh­ter had been shot by armed rob­bers who raided their home and that the fam­ily could not af­ford the med­i­cal bills.

Adesina also quoted Chief Med­i­cal Di­rec­tor of the Na­tional Hos­pi­tal, Dr Ja­faru Mo­moh, as ex­press­ing his ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the pres­i­dent's visit.

Mo­moh was said to have stated that Buhari's visit would help the pa­tients’ re­cov­ery by giv­ing them a greater psy­cho­log­i­cal sense of be­ing val­ued and loved by their coun­try.

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