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Kebbi Gov’s Wife Finances Surgery Of Sickle Cell Patient



The wife of Kebbi State governor, Dr Zainab Atiku Bagudu has financed the surgery of a 16 year old Hadiza Bagudu suffering from sickle cell disorder.

  Dr Zainab Atiku Bagudu, who is also the proprietor of Medicaid Cancer Foundation, announced last week, the donation of N1.3 million for total hip replacement surgical operation of Hadiza Bagudu, the sickle patient during the activities marking World Sickle Cell Day organised by Kebbi State Sickle Cell Association ( KESCA).

The Kebbi State coordinator of KESCA, Hajiya Hadiza Yahaya Shantali, led the parents of the sickle cell patient, Hadiza Bagudu on a ‘thank you’ visit to the wife of Kebbi State governor, Dr.Zainab Atiku Bagudu at Government House, Birnin Kebbi, yesterday.

  She said as the state coordinator of sickle association in the state, she felt overwhelmed by the gesture of the wife of the governor to finance the operation of Hadiza.

  “In fact I’m overwhelmed and elated by the kind gesture of the wife of Kebbi governor, Dr Zainab , I hope other well -to – do individuals in the society will emulate what you did. We have three more patients with similar problem and looking up to somebody who can also finance their medical bills,” she said.

On their part, the parents of Hadiza, Mohammed Bello Bagudu and Jamila Ibrahim, also thanked Dr Zainab Atiku Bagudu and prayed God to reward her.

Responding, the wife of Kebbi State governor, Dr Zainab Atiku Bagudu wished Hadiza successful operation and pledged to continue to do her best for humanity.

  “I am looking forward to seeing you again Hadiza after the operation and I prayed that God will make the operation successful one. I will continue to do my best to assist people,”  she said.