Buhari visits survivors of Abuja bombings, settles medical bill of young robbery victim

Buhari visits blast victimsPresident Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday visited survivors of Friday’s night bomb attacks in Nyanya and Kuje in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

A statement signed by Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, said Buhari was at the Trauma Centre of the National Hospital in Abuja and wished the injured victims speedy recovery.

The statement was issued to newsmen in Abuja.

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

Buhari directed his Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, to settle the medical bill of a young girl in the Paediatric Ward of the hospital amounting to N268,790.

The statement said the girl’s mother, Deborah Stephen, broke into tears on seeing the President.

Stephen narrated her ordeal to the President, saying her daughter was shot by armed robbers who raided their home and that the family could not afford the medical bills.

Buhari, who was accompanied by his personal aides and Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, visited the intensive care unit, the paediatric ward and general wards of the Hospital.

Dr. Jafaru Momoh, the Chief Medical Director, conducted the President round the National Hospital.

Momoh expressed appreciation for the visit, noting that it would help in the recovery of the patients by giving them psychological sense of being valued and loved by their country.