Daily Trust (Abuja)

31 December 2012

Nigeria: Kogi Deputy Gov Calls for Calm Over Wada

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Governor Wada

Lokoja — Deputy Governor of Kogi State Arc. Yomi Awoniyi has called on people of the state to remain calm over the health condition of Governor Idris Wada, who is currently receiving treatment for the injuries he sustained in a road accident last Friday, saying the situation is under control.

Awoniyi, who cut short his Christmas holiday abroad after the governor was involved in an accident, was with the governor in his Abuja hospital bed yesterday.

A statement by his Chief Press Secretary Abu Michael equally commiserated with the family of the ADC to the governor Mohammed Idris who died in the accident, describing him as a gallant officer whose services would be greatly missed by the state government. He thanked God for Governor Idris Wada's safety after he was involved in accident along the Ajaokuta-Lokoja road.

Awoniyi also thanked those who through their presence, phone calls, prayers and concern assisted in ensuring the speeding recovery of the governor.

He assured people of the state that very soon Governor Wada will personally reach out to them through calls and other means to thank them for their prayers and concern.

Governor Idris Wada last Friday involved in an accident in which he sustained injuries while his ADC died on the sport.

Meanwhile, the driver of the governor, Jibril Isah, who was also involved in the accident is in stable condition, Dr Attah Ahmed of Kogi specialist hospital has said.

Attah, a consultant haematologist with the specialist hospital, told journalists in Lokoja yesterday that the driver is responding to treatment.

"The driver is in a very stable condition and is healing rapidly; he has no problem; he has even started eating", he said.

When our reporter visited the hospital, where the driver is being treated, he was said to be asleep.

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