August 12, 2022



‘Why Osinbajo opted for surgical procedure in Nigeria’ 

Though his medical doctors suggested him to think about doing the surgical procedure to right a fracture on his proper femur (thigh bone) overseas,  Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo insisted on utilizing a Nigerian hospital and medical consultants for the process as a mark of confidence within the Nigerian medical doctors.

In accordance with sources near Duchess Worldwide Hospital the place the operation passed off Saturday, among the authorities and personal observe medical doctors of the VP made the suggestion as a result of going overseas possibility is usually normally thought of by such class of sufferers and at instances the choice may additionally appear extra seamless.

However one of many medical doctors who coordinated the entire operation, Dr. Yemi Onabowale, who’s the founding father of the Reddington Hospital, was quoted to have mentioned “the VP was clear that he had confidence in Nigerian medical doctors each at residence and overseas and would favor they deal with the operation.”

“His desire to have the surgical procedure achieved in Nigeria can also be being considered a significant enhance for the federal government’s oft said goal of a reversed medical tourism as some voices within the healthcare sector have expressed pleasure on the VP’s alternative,” he mentioned.

The VP was additionally mentioned to have argued that doing the operation in Nigeria wouldn’t solely encourage Nigerian medical doctors who’re among the many greatest wherever on this planet, however it might additionally assist develop the capability right here in Nigeria and additional construct on the medical infrastructure within the nation.

Confirming the story, a senior presidency official who pleaded anonymity mentioned it was true the VP was given the choice to go overseas however opted to do it right here.

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“The VP’s view is that most individuals don’t even know the services exist right here. Moreover we’ve got among the greatest medical doctors accessible wherever,” the official disclosed 

For the reason that information of the profitable surgical procedure went out many Nigerians have obtained it warmly together with teams of medical doctors like some NMA chapters and different public intellectuals.

#Sebastine Hon, SAN.

Tordue Salem, it will likely be recalled, died mysteriously within the line of responsibility in Abuja typically final yr.

The swimsuit is particularly searching for redress over violation of the plaintiff’s late husband’s proper to life as enshrined in Articles 4, 5, 6 and 23(1) of the African Constitution on Human and Individuals’s Rights. 

By the swimsuit, the plaintiff desires an order for the federal authorities to pay the plaintiff the sum of 2million US {Dollars}, being the sum the late Tordue Salem would have, if alive until exhaustion of his life expectancy as a Christian, given to the plaintiff for her upkeep and the upkeep of their little daughter, Avanna Salem.

Mrs Salem can also be praying for an order that the defendant pay her the sum of 10million US {Dollars} compensatory damages for the psychological and psychological anguish triggered her, along with the everlasting deprivation of her proper to benefit from the love of her life, owing to the illegal and unconstitutional homicide of her husband, Mr Tordue Salem. 

“An order that the Defendant ought to pay to the Plaintiff the sum of 5million US {Dollars} aggravated damages for the unlawful detention, torture and the premeditated homicide of the late Mr. Tordue Salem by officers of the Nigerian police, who acted in a most reprehensible and illegal method/ for willful negligence on the a part of the police, who refused, failed or uncared for to intervene swiftly to save lots of the lifetime of the deceased.” 

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The Plaintiff equally desires a declaration that the federal authorities, by its cops, acted in breach of the provisions of the African Constitution when it arrested, detained and tortured Mr. Tordue Salem to demise; and thereafter falsely claimed, with the energetic help/conspiracy of the employees/workers of Wuse Common Hospital, Abuja, that the deceased was knocked down by a motorcar pushed by a hit-and-run driver, Mr. Clement Itoro. 

“A declaration that the Defendant’s cops have been willfully negligent, in that they didn’t proactively take steps to safe the lifetime of Mr. Tordue Salem (deceased), when one Mr. Clement Itoro reported to them at a police verify level which was not removed from the scene of a motor accident, about hitting the deceased along with his automobile, which resulted in his demise, which demise may presumably have been averted had the police acted with official dispatch and or acted swiftly.”

 Late Tordue was seen by kin the final time alive on the morning of October 13, 2021, when he left his Godab Property residence, Life Camp, Abuja for work. 

Plaintiff’s lawyer, Chief Hon mentioned he would depend on documentary and oral proof to argue his case.