Governor Yahaya Bello on Monday donated N2.5 million towards the medical bill of Mrs Obahopo, the wife of Mr. Bolu Obahopo, the state correspondent of Vanguard Newspaper who was involved in a ghastly motor accident on Okene-Kabba road barely a week ago.
The accident which she survived had claimed five lives and other victims sustained varied degrees of injury.
The Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, who delivered the money to Obahopo, on behalf of the governor,assured the Correspondent that Bello” stands with the Obahopo family over the sad incident”.
“The Governor is sad over this unfortunate incident. He has been very concerned about the medical State of the Wife of Mr Bolu Obahopo and has expressed confidence that the woman will pull through.
“He has mandated me to follow up and ensure I feed him with situation report. He said he will stand with the family throughout the duration of treatment,”Fanwo said.
Mr Obahopo who received the donation said:“I don’t know what to say. My Governor has stepped in to save the life of my wife and I will be eternally grateful.
“This is what he does for journalists. He has proven, over and over again,that he is a true friend of the journalists,” Obahopo said.
Our Correspondent recalls that Obahopo, who also lost his step mother in the accident,had earlier solicited financial assistance from members of the public and organisations, to come to his aid, to save the life of his wife, who is billed for surgery in Abuja in a short while.
The Nigeria Union Journalists (NUJ),the state chapel, during a news conference called by its Chairman, Comrade Adeiza Momojimoh on Monday, also called on the government and good spirited members of the public to donate toward money towards saving the life of Mrs Obahopo.