Takeaways: Osinbajo patronising Lagos hospital corrects Nigeria’s odd norms

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his aides during his arrival to a public event. File photo

By Oluwafemi Popoola

There are many takeaways from Osinbajo’s recent medical status vis-à-vis the surgical procedure on his leg in Lagos State Nigeria.

Against the odd norms in the country, one of which is for the highly placed Nigerians, especially the politicians and privileged government officials to fly out of the country for medical tourism in Europe or other foreign lands, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN, decided to stay back home.

He underwent his leg surgery at Duchess International Hospital in Ikeja, in Lagos State. And from the assessment results released by his team of consultant physicians headed by Dr Tokunbo Shitta-Bey, the medical procedure on Osinbajo was successful.

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Shitta-Bey said that “the VP has made an excellent recovery after his leg surgery at the Duchess International Hospital in Ikeja, Lagos State.”

Below are the takeaways:

1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN, is transparent enough with Nigerians by providing updates about his medical status which is alien to many Nigerians. The Nigerian people are not used to a situation where Nigerian leaders provide updates about their health status.

2. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN, made us believe it is not a crime or is it political suicide for a Nigerian politician to honestly admit he is sick. We are humans and not mortal and we are susceptible to sickness.

3. The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo SAN, patronizes Nigerian hospitals despite many of our politicians with already customized beds in London hospitals. This shows he shares in the pains and successes of our country, of Nigerians.

4. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s commitment to the development of Nigeria is real, authentic, honest and achievable. He doesn’t just believe in Nigeria, he is committed to making it work.

5. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is indeed a true believer in a New Nigeria Dream.

6. The Vice President’s quick recovery and excellent result from the procedure performed have proven that Nigerian doctors at home can do what their colleagues abroad do if well-equipped under a conducive environment.

Kudos to our patriotic Vice President and medics.