The governor of Kaduna State; Nasir El-Rufai has come to the aid of a three-year-old boy whose eyes were gouged by yet to be identified persons in Zaria.
The governor who gave the boy’s parents some money has also promised that the Kaduna state government will foot the bills of the boy’s education up to the university.
According to Premium Times, the boy’s father speaking on the cash gift given to the family addressed rumours that the family got $30,000 from the state government.
He said: “What Bashir Ibrahim Dabo, Special Assistant to Governor El-Rufai, who came on behalf of the governor to the hospital gave me in addition to the N150,000 cash, was $100 cash, which I changed to N29,500. So I am surprised to hear that we received $30,000; which is not true.
“My son has been operated upon, even though he has lost his vision completely, many sympathizers still troop in to offer help for treatment anywhere in the world which is very good and encouraging.
“My family and I are most grateful to government and everybody who supported us in the trying time and we are still soliciting for God’s miracle to restore my son’s vision and to expose the perpetrators.”
Likewise, the senator representing Kaduna central, Shehu Sani promised to assist in the payment of any foreign medical bill of the injured boy.
He made the promise during his visit to the boy at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, on Sunday, January 31.
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