Yusuf Buhari Now Discharged From Hospital | The Precision

President Muhammadu Buhari with his son Yusuf Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari with his son Yusuf Buhari


By Ismaila Chafe

There is cheery news about President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf,
who is admitted into Cedarcrest Hospital, Abuja, following injuries he
sustained in a motorcycle accident.

He is ready to be discharged from the hospital.
According to a statement issued by Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser
to the President on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Friday, the Medical
Director of the Hospital, Dr Felix Ogedegbe, confirmed the “cheery
Adesina quoted Ogedegbe as saying that Yusuf Buhari underwent
successful emergency surgical operations carried out by a team of
neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons.
A statement issued by Ogedegbe read: “Mr Yusuf Muhammadu Buhari, son
of His Excellency President Buhari, was admitted into Cedarcrest
Hospitals Abuja in the late hours of the Dec. 26, 2017, following
injuries sustained as a rider of a motorcycle.

Yusuf Buhari

“Following initial stabilization, he was taken into intensive care.
He underwent successful emergency surgical operations the following
morning carried out by our team of neurosurgeons and orthopaedic
“Over the following week, his condition improved remarkably and he was transferred from intensive care to the ward.
“He has remained stable ever since and has continued to make remarkable progress. He is now ready to be discharged.
“His extremely speedy response to treatment so far is testimony to
the world-class early care he has received here in Cedarcrest, Abuja.
“We are grateful to His Excellency, President Buhari and Her
Excellency the First Lady Mrs. Aisha Buhari for the confidence in us and
for allowing us to look after Yusuf.
“This show of confidence goes a long way to strengthen our collective
belief in our resolve to offer world-class health care locally.
Ogedegbe also lauded the efforts of the two ministers of health,
hospital team for their dedication and hard work during the operations.
He added: “We are extremely grateful to our entire hospital team for their dedication and hard work during this period.
“We are also grateful to the Minister of Health, the Minister of
State for Health, and the eminent advisory team of specialists assembled
by the Honorable Minister of Health who supported us in the course of
looking after Yusuf.

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“We are grateful to all Nigerians who prayed for Yusuf, his family
and his carers. His response to treatment so far is clear testimony to
answered prayers.
“We did note some very misleading reports about this incident making
the rounds in some social media outlets. Most of them would not
ordinarily need to be responded to.
“Suffice to say that there was only one person involved in this
incident. No one else required treatment for this incident or its
aftermath. Yusuf’s friend was not involved in the accident and did not
sustain any injuries whatsoever.
“Her Excellency was not at any time treated for shock and she was not admitted into Cedarcrest at any time.
“In addition, Cedarcrest Hospitals has remained open to other
in-patients and out-patients and at no time were any patients denied
access to the hospital.’’(NAN)

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