Monday, 5 October 2015

FG will foot bills of all bomb blast victims - President Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday in Abuja, assured victims of last Friday’s bomb blasts at Nyanya and Kuje in Abuja, that Federal Government would take full responsibility of settling their medical bills.President Buhari gave the assurance while on a visit to the Trauma Centre of the National Hospital, where the victims of the blasts were receiving treatment.

According to Vanguard, while wishing them speedy recovery, the President, who was accompanied to the hospital 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 was, however, gree-ted with the sight of a baby girl at the paediatric ward whose mother, Mrs. Deborah Stephen, had broken into tears on seeing President Buhari.

She told the President that the baby girl was shot by armed robbers who raided their home, adding that the family could not afford the medical bills.

President Buhari directed his Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, to settle the medical bill of the girl, which amounted to N268,790.

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