Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has undergone surgery in a hospital.
The Vice President had a successful leg surgery on Saturday at the Duchess International Hospital in Ikeja, Lagos State.
Laolu Akande, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, confirmed this in a tweet on Saturday on his official Twitter handle @akandeoj.
He stated that the surgery was required due to recurrent pain in the vice president’s leg, possibly caused by an injury sustained while playing squash.
Dr. Adedoyin Dosunmu-Ogunbi, the hospital’s Medical Director, stated that the procedure was successful and that the vice president is “alert and well.”
“He had a surgical operation performed by a team of specialist doctors, including Dr Wallace Ogufere (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon); Dr Om Lahoti (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon); Dr Babajide Lawson (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon); Dr Ken Adegoke (Consultant in Anaesthesia & Critical Care); Dr Oladimeji Agbabiaka (Consultant Anaesthetist); and Dr Adedoyin Dosunmu-Ogunbi (Consultant Physician & Medical Director).
“The operation was successful, and he is expected to be discharged within the next few days”, he said.
Nigerians Praise Osibanjo for trusting Nigerian hospital
Many Nigerians have praised Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for undergoing surgery in a Lagos hospital.DaVinci, a social media user, wrote in response to his decision to trust and embrace local medical services, “It never occurred to me that he has never traveled abroad for any medical in all the years as VP.” Respect! This is not by word of mouth, and it is highly commendable,” he wrote.