Doctors who handled the surgical procedure on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday have announced that it went on successfully.
Osinbajo himself and his spokesperson, Lola Akande had earlier announced Nigeria’s No 2 citizens scheduled for surgery over a “recurrent pain in his leg”.
Akande disclosed that Osinbajo’s surgery took place at the Duchess International Hospital in Lagos.
In its Linkedin profile, the hospital describes itself as “a state-of-the-art, purpose-built, fully ensuite 100-bed hospital facility delivering a comprehensive range of primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare services across a wide range of specialist and subspecialty areas”. It is located at Ikeja GRA in Lagos.
Also, a statement signed by the Medical Director of Duchess International Hospital, Dr Adedoyin Dosunmu-Ogunbi indicated that the Vice President would be discharged within a few days.
“The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON, was admitted to the Duchess International Hospital GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, today on account of a fracture of his right femur (thigh bone), possibly related to a longstanding injury associated with a game of squash”, the statement reads.
“He had a surgical operation performed by a team of specialist doctors, including Dr Wallace Ogufere (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon); Dr Om Lahoti (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon); Dr Babajide Lawson (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon); Dr Ken Adegoke (Consultant in Anesthesia and Critical Care); Dr Oladimeji Agbabiaka (Consultant Anaesthetist); and Dr Adedoyin Dosunmu-Ogunbi (Consultant Physician and Medical Director).
“The operation was successful, and he is expected to be discharged within the next few days”.