The Office of Dr. Ibijoke Sanwoolu, the First Lady of Lagos State in conjunction with the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, has pledged to financially support 15-year old Mariam Shobukola to get through the subsequent stages of her hospital management.
Following a gunshot injury that Mariam sustained in her pelvis at Aboru, Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State on the 5th of February 2020, she had a successful restorative first stage surgery, and will still need another which will be carried out at no cost to the family.
The Chief Medical Director of LASUTH, Professor Adetokunbo O. Fabamwo, affirmed that at times like this, our compassionate nature must clearly be demonstrated and sacrificial gestures come into play. He called on well-meaning Nigerians to rise up to the occasion and assuage the suffering of the family.
Though the 15-year-old Mariam is recovering well, the second surgery will be carried out at a later time, after satisfactory recovery.