Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, yesterday paid N700,000 hospital bill for two cancer patients.
The governor paid the N400,000 hospital bill for a two-year-old girl, Dowese Tyengo, who has eye tumor before she was diagnosed of cancer at the Benue University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi. Al-Makura said he was touched by the plight of the little girl when he saw her picture and decided to offset the hospital bill.
Receiving the cash on behalf of the parents of the patient, Pastor Telumun Vaatia, appreciated the governor for the gesture and prayed God to reward him abundantly.
Governor Al-Makura also settled N300,000 hospital bill for one Rukaiya Mohammed, whose one leg was amputated and needed money to undergo operation in ABU Teaching Hospital, Zaria, to prevent the lost of the other leg.
Represented by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Ahmed Tukur, the governor said he heard the announcement on radio and decided to pay the bill in order to save Rukaiya Mohammed’s second leg.
The money was received by Mr Aloko Flashman, the Director of News, Nasarawa Broadcasting Service (NBS), Lafia, where the announcement was made to assist the patient. [NASG/NAN]
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