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Lagos State Govt takes over medical care of 13-year-old boy with ”missing intestine”



Lagos State Govt takes over medical care of 13-year-old boy with ”missing intestine”

The Lagos State Government has taken over the medical care of Adebola Akin-Bright, a 13-year-old boy, whose small part of his intestines was allegedly missing at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja.

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos made this know known when he visited Akin-Bright and his mother, Mrs Deborah Abiodun, at the Pediatric Ward of LASUTH.
NAN reports that Abiodun, had in a “Save Our Souls” (SoS) via social media appealed to the Governor to probe the mysterious disappearance of her son’s intestine.
She claimed the incident occurred while her son was receiving treatment at LASUTH.

LASUTH management had in swift response to the allegations, affirmed that they did not wilfully remove any organ or structure from Akin-Bright’s body while performing a corrective surgery on him.

The victim had been previously operated on at a private hospital in Lagos. He had been undergoing treatment at LASUTH for over a month.

”He (Akin-Bright) required extensive optimisation in our facility before a corrective surgery could be carried out. At the surgery, which was carried out by an experienced pediatric surgeon and her team revealed certain strange findings.

”There is a video clip of these findings. The mother was informed about these findings but she appeared to be in denial,” LASUTH management said.

The governor after listening to both the mother of the child and the doctor in charge of his care said what was paramount was to ensure that the life of the boy was saved.

Responding, Akin-Bright’s mother expressed appreciation to Sanwo-Olu for the visit and for taking up the medical care of the promising young boy.


NEDC distributes palliatives to people with disability in Borno



The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has commenced distribution of palliatives to people living with disability in Borno.

During the exercise on Saturday in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, the Managing Director of the commission, Mr Mohammed Alkali, said the gesture was in line with the commission’s mandate.

Alkali, who was represented by the NEDC Coordinator for Borno, Mr Mohammed Umaru, said the exercise started with the people with disability in Maiduguri metropolitant and would be extended to their members in the 26 LGAs of the state.

“What we are doing here today will also be done in remaining 26 LGAs of Borno.

“It has also commenced or has been done in other north east states as part of measures to ensure that everyone is given a sense of belonging in line with the NEDC mandate.”

Responding, the Chairman of people living with disability in Borno, Mallam Mohammed Abubakar, thanked the commission for the gesture and assured of the leadership’s commitment to ensure fairness in sharing the 50 bags of rice and 50 cartons of spaghetti to its members in the metropolis.

Abubakar urged other organisations to emulate the gesture by the commission in reaching out to vulnerable groups in their support to victims of insurgency at this critical period.

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Customs boss charges 81 cadets on integrity, professionalism in conduct



The acting Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Adewale Adeniyi, has charged the Basic Course I/2023 Cadets to uphold the highest level of integrity and professionalism while discharging their lawful duties.

The Ag. CGC delivered this charge in statement in Lagos on Saturday.

Adeniyi congratulated the cadets on their successful completion of training and welcomed them into the service.

He expressed the hope for a better service, equip them with knowledge and skills, and urged them to make a meaningful difference in the nation.

“You should attach importance to discipline, good conduct, and the highest level of integrity in your actions, and you should represent excellence in the Nigeria Customs Service.

“There is significant enhancement to the service’s training and development framework, and officers within the superintendent cadre, starting from those graduating today will undergo a mandatory refresher course every five years,” he said.

The Training College Commandant, Deputy-Comptroller Haniel Hadisson, advised the cadets to maintain the high standard of discipline they experienced during their compulsory six-month training while executing their duties.

He expressed gratitude for the support provided by the Acting Comptroller-General and his team.

As a reward for excellence, awards were presented to outstanding cadets who had distinguished themselves through dedication and hard work.

In total, 81 Cadets successfully completed their training and passed out of the Training College after six months of rigorous preparation.

The event was attended by the Deputy Gov. of Gombe State, Manasseh Jatau, a retired Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs, senior officers of the service, and representatives of sister agencies, among others.

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