ABUJA—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 Muhammadu Buhari, his aides and Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, during the President’s visit to the Trauma Centre of the National Hospital, Abuja, on Sunday, October 4, 2015, to see survivors of Friday night’s bomb attacks on Nyanya and Kuje,
This came as the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, said the multiple bombings unleashed on innocent residents at Kuje and Nyanya towns in Abuja by terrorists was not only condemnable, but also a call for communal vigilance by all residents.
Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, also condemned the bombings, describing it as cowardly, brutish and offensive to the collective well-being of all Nigerians.
Similarly, President, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, condemned the bomb attacks.
On the 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.
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, greeted 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.