Emmanuel Thomas, Lagos
July 9, 2015 – Six months old first baby of the Year 2015, Miss Oluwajomloju Ogundimu who was flown out to India for medical attention is now back to Nigeria after a successful heart surgery.
She was born 12:01 am, January 1, 2015 but her mother, a first class accountancy graduate from the University of Lagos passed on after giving birth before the baby was diagnosed of heart related problem.
But with the help of the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, she was flown to India where she had the operation.
Little Ogundimu and her grandmother, Mrs. Ogunnoiki Folake were at Alausa at the weekend to thank Ambode for his kind gestures.
Speaking for the baby, Folake who was flanked by Mrs. Kemi Martins, thanked Ambode and prayed for God to grant him mercy and wisdom to take Lagos State to desired destination.
According to her, “I dropped my request for assistant to Governor Ambode on Monday June 1, 2015 and he gave approval to my request by Wednesday June 3rd, 2015. God used him for me and for this I am very grateful, so I have come here to thank him”, she said.
She also appealed to the governor to also assist the baby to travel back to India for the next appointment adding that God will reward him dearly for rendering help to her granddaughter.
She also called on the Lagos State Government and the Federal Government to tackle the issue of persistent strikes by medical doctors, stressing that it was during the strikes embarked by medical doctors last year that she lost her first daughter who gave birth to baby Odundimu.
“I appealed to them to find a way to put an end to strikes by medical doctors to avoid the kind of death that happened to me”, she said.
She said the cost of the initial treatment was about N5 million, stressing that but for the government there was no way she could have raised that amount within a short period.