Wada's Condition Improves As Jonathan Visits Injured Kogi Governor In Hospital
SAN FRANCISCO, December 31, (THEWILL) - Injured Kogi State governor, Captain Idris Wada (rtd), is recovering fast in the hospital following the injuries he sustained in an accident that also claimed the life of his aide-de-camp (ADC).
His recovery is coming as President Goodluck Jonathan, Monday, joined other eminent Nigerians in visiting the governor at the Cedarcrest Hospital, Abuja where he is receiving treatment for his injuries.
Jonathan, who was accompanied by some of his aides was received at Garki II premises of the hospital by the Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, and the hospital's Chief Medical Director (CMD), Felix Ogedengbe.
The president, who wore a cream coloured Ijaw attire with a red cap, was to spend the next 15 minutes at Wada's private ward before returning to the State House.
Though the president did not grant any interview during his visit as he kept anxious journalists in suspense over Wada's condition, the hospital's CMD, Ogedengbe, disclosed that the governor was recuperating and will be discharged from hospital "in a few days."
Ogedegbe said the governor was 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 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," Ogedengbe disclosed further.
Special Adviser on Media and Strategy to the Kogi State governor, Jacob Edi, also told journalists that "the governor is hale and hearty and of a sound mind."
Edi disclosed that the governor had undergone 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," he said.
Edi also said that, though there were concerns about the security of the governor at the Abuja hospital, Wada would be fine.
"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," Edi said.