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Nigeria: Wada to Be Discharged in Few Days - Doctor

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Governor Wada

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Cedarcrest Hospital, Garki Abuja where Governor of Kogi, Idris Wada is recuperating from injuries sustained in a car crash last Friday, Felix Ogedengbe said, yesterday, that the governor was responding to treatment after a surgery and will be discharged from the hospital "in a few days".

The CMD gave the hint when President Goodluck Jonathan visited the private hospital in Garki II, with a few aides.

Dressed in brown and cream strip attire with a red cap, Jonathan was received by the Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, and the CMD before he was ushered into the governor's ward.

The president who stayed with the governor for about 15 minutes before returning to the presidential villa, did not make any official statement apart from exchanging pleasantries with the staff of the hospital and Journalists present.

Ogedengbe said, "The governor is already doing step-climbing. He is doing very well at the moment. You know it was a severe injury. We have continued to watch out for any other problem that he might have but at this stage, we have not seen any other problem at all.

"From the medical point of view, he is quite healthy and he should be ready to go back home in a couple of days. I can only at this stage tell you that he will be ready to go back home in a few days but I won't be able to tell you specifically which day. He is not going to be in the hospital for weeks, he does not need to be here for weeks."

Special Adviser on Media and Strategy to the governor, Jacob Edi admitted that Wada was in stable condition and said that the medical attention he has received so far was perfect.

Edi said, "The governor is hale and hearty and of a sound mind. He underwent surgery for the broken bone in his thigh and the surgery was successful. He has been receiving high profile visitors and apparently to cap it up is the visit of the President."

Edi maintained that the governor would not be flown abroad for further medical treatment as he was receiving adequate medical attention at the hospital.

On the reported fear of the governor's security in the hospital, he said, "From the eyes of men, the hospital could be small and there could be the fear of security, but security belongs to God. We believe that God will protect him."

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