PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, on Sunday, October 4, was on sympathy visit to survivors of Friday night’s bomb attacks on Nyanya and Kuje in the Federal Capital Territory.
On a visit to the survivors, who are receiving treatment at the Trauma Centre of the National Hospital, President Buhari wished them full and speedy recovery.
According to a statement issued by Femi Adesina, his spokesman, the president reassured the survivors that the federal government would take full responsibility for settling their medical bills.
He also directed Abba Kyari, his chief of staff, to settle the N268,790.00 medical bill of a young girl in the paediatric ward of the hospital.
Deborah Stephen, mother of the girl, had broken into tears on seeing President Buhari and 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 president, in company of 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.
Jafaru Momoh, chief medical director of the National Hospital, while expressing his appreciation for the president’s visit, said it would help the patients’ recovery by giving them a greater psychological sense of being valued and loved by their country.
— Oct 5, 2015 @ 17:20 GMT