Kogi state governor, Captain Idris Wada (retd), Friday, was at the Cedarcrest Hospital in Abuja few days after his discharge for a routine check up that lasted not more than 20 minutes. Wada who arrived in company of aides, looked cheerful in a flowing white native attire as he walked into the hospital on crutches around 10:30am.
Speaking with journalists who thronged the hospital to catch a glimpse of him, Wada was full of thanks to God, Nigerians and president Goodluck Jonathan.
“I’m very grateful to God almighty and to all Nigerians particularly mr. president”, he started. On the accident involving the speaker of the Kogi state House of Assembly that resulted in the death of a police escort later in the hospital, Wada said: “At this time, everybody should take heart. Death is from God almighty; from Him we came and God will take us.” The governor however remained coy on when he will be returning to his desk.
Dr. Felix Ogedengbe,the Chief Medical Director of Cedarcrest Hospital, said the visit was a routine one as the governor was recuperating fine. According to him, “His excellency is doing very well at the moment; he continues to do well. He was discharged a couple of days ago from hospital and he has come for his first routine check now and from our assessment, he’s doing very well. He has maintained a steady post-operative course. I don’t see any problems at all with his care and his physiotheraphy is going on.”