MOVED by the plight of an Almajiri boy, Adamu Ahmed, who is battling with eye cancer, Bauchi State governor, Mallam Isa Yuguda, has undertaken to offset the medical bill of the boy, whose case was broadcast on the state-owned television station, BATV.
To demonstrate his seriousness to give the 15-year-old Almajiri, who hails from Jigawa State, Governor Yuguda, last week, promptly released the sum of N1 million to the BATV management with the directive that the station should liaise with the guardian of Ahmed, who has been wandering on the major streets of Bauchi metropolis in the last four years with no help coming from any quarters.
Presenting the money to the BATV management at the Government House, Bauchi, on behalf of the governor, the Permanent Secretary, Government House, Bashir Uba Mashema, explained that Mallam Yuguda, was touched when he watched the story of the Almajiri boy and immediately directed that the required amount be released so that he could receive adequate medical attention in any hospital in the country.
Mashema, however, warned that the money should be used for the purpose of giving the boy adequate medical attention, declaring that government would closely monitor developments around the medical attention until it was satisfied that Ahmed was medically fit again.
While receiving the money, representative of the BATV management, Ibrahim Sani, thanked Governor Yuguda for the benevolence and assured that the money would be used judiciously. According to him, the governor’s kind gesture further confirmed that he was indeed the people’s governor who cared about the welfare of his people.
An elated Ahmed thanked the governor for the kind gesture extended to him and prayed that Allah would reward Yuguda abundantly.
The boy, however, declared that as soon as he got the medical attention required and got better, he wished to go to school to become a medical doctor.
Ahmed case, the Saturday Tribune gathered, had previously been aired by the television station some times last year but there was no response from anybody or group, prompting the station to air it again, which got the governor attention this time.
Category: Bauchi State News