Wednesday, 17 January 2018


Health Minister Heads Medical Committee Treating Yusuf Buhari

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, is chairing the medical team attending to President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf, who was involved in a bike accident in Abuja recently.

Wife of the President, Hajia Aisha, made this known in a “thank you” message she posted on her verified Instagram page, ‘aishambuhari’.

She appreciated all Nigerians for their prayers and the medical team who she said ensured that Yusuf remains stable while receiving treatment.

The message read, “On behalf of my family, I will like to thank well-meaning Nigerians for their prayers in the past week.

“Special thanks to the team of doctors and specialists who have worked tirelessly to ensure that my son Yusuf remains stable, most especially Nurse Eze Doris Eberechukwu of Nisa Premier; the medical team chaired by the Honourable Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Folorunsho Adewole; the team of neurosurgeons, Prof. Temitayo Sokunbi; Prof. B.B. Shehu; Dr. Biodun Ogunbo and Assistant Prof. M.Raji Mahmud; the team of orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Felix Ogedengbe and Dr. Akinola; the intensivists, Dr. Simon Esangbedo; the Personal Physician to the President, Dr. Suhayb Sanusi; my personal physician, Dr. M. Kamal and the nurses have all ensured that he remains stable while receiving treatment.

“Also, many thanks to the CMD of National Hospital Abuja, Dr. Jaf Momoh and his team for their continuous support.”

Yusuf had on December 26, 2017, sustained head injury and had one of his limbs broken in a bike accident in Gwarimpa.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, had in a statement said the President’s son had undergone a successful surgery, adding he was in a stable state.