Jubilation as Osinbajo releases post-surgery photo with wife, doctors

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN and his wife, Dolapo, flanked by Dr Tokunbo Shitta-Bey, hospital CEO (beside the VP's wife) and the VP's Chief Personal Physician, Dr Nic Audifferen (beside him), and other doctors at Dichess Hospital on Sunday, July 24, 2022. Photo: State House/Tolani Alli

• Nigerians celebrate VP for his nationalism, show of gratitude

By Oluwafemi Popoola

Jubilant Nigerians have reacted to the first official viral photo of the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, released on his social media handles where he was seen standing on his feet with his wife, Dolapo, alongside the Duchess Hospital medical team.

As the photo was published on his official social media handles on Sunday, July 24, 2022, the Vice President appreciated the Nigerian people for their show of love, and their best wishes and get-well-soon messages, while he also commended the medical team for “providing such an excellent care.”

He wrote: “My deep gratitude to everyone for your get-well wishes and prayers following my surgery.

“And special appreciation to the amazing team of surgeons, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, and the management of the Duchess International Hospital Lagos, for providing such excellent care”

“God bless you all.”

VP Osinbajo on Saturday, July 16, went under the knife to repair his thigh bone at Duchess International Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos State.

After the successful surgery, the Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Adedoyin Dosunmu-Ogunbi, who gave an update on the VP’s health said Osinbajo was making steady progress and now walking.

“He is walking already, taking a few steps. You can imagine after a major surgery in his right femur bone; that is very encouraging as he continues to recover,” Dosunmu-Ogunbi said

Reacting to Osinbajo’s ‘thank you’ message, many Nigerians took to Twitter to express a sigh of relief at the VP’s quick recovery rate, as they further urged him to be strong, with many saying they were eager to see him return to work.

A responder, Adewumi Collins, who described Osinbajo as “stronger” welcoming him back, wrote: He is up standing again. He’s back stronger and healthier.
Osinbajo is saying “thank you” all for the abundant wishes he got when he went under the knife.PYO is the matter.

Congratulations Sir! Your healing springs forth as the morning sun. You are lifted and stronger in Jesus name. We love you Sir. Keep shining the light in the midst of darkness. The grace is sufficient for you. Peace 🕊️

Another commenting via Mayowa Olaniyan lauded the Nigerian people and Duchess Hospital for their excellent services.

He wrote, ” Thank You Nigeria! To the Doctors @DuchessHospital you are the best. You have shown how much FX Nigeria can save frm Medical tourism. To Prof. Osinbajo, Thanks for believing in Nigeria. You type is rare in our political space. PYO is Back!!!

Congratulations sir, quickest full recovery. We were told that you are Esther of our time, are you still waiting for Mordecai or you will watch and allow Herman to finish us?

Bolaji Phillips wrote, ” It is nice to see you on your feet my amiable VP. Iam hoping you find strength in each new day. We are thinking of you and you are missed at your duty post.
I hope you bounce back stronger than ever. I wish you total recovery.

“If not because of the selected few That we gave a national mandate, i can boast it anywhere, you are still the best We need but wont have for now. Quick recovery sir.”

Congrats to VP Yemi Osinbajo SAN for a great improvement in his health. #ThumbsUpForPYO for believing in Nigeria, while also living out his #NewNigeria dream. This is leadership defined. The VP’s uncanny nationalism is worth emulating. Best wishes, Prof! GOD BLESS NIGERIA. 🙏 🇳🇬

Another user commenting via Thomas Blessing wrote, ” It is a thing of joy to see him back on his feet stronger and healthier, glory be to the Lord! We have learnt lessons from your actions by believing in Nigerian doctors.

“While you were away sir, Nigerians celebrated you for patronizing a Nigeria-based hospital. You are a rare gem”

“If we have the right facilities, training and equipments in Nigeria, we will soar as a Nation. The right people are here, they just need the right environment to shine.

Kudos to the entire “team”. Congratulations Y.O, wishing you a sound recovery. #Standstrong”