Kaduna Senator Settles Journalist’s Hospital Bills, Extols Good Virtues
A fearless Senator representing Kaduna Central-cum chairman House Committee on Foreign and Domestic Debts, Senator Shehu Sani, has settled the hospital bills of a Kaduna correspondent of People’s Daily Newspaper, who was involved in a tragic motor accident on last week Monday, saying, journalists are special people, who deserve special attention.
The lawmaker, who made a donation of a hundred thousand naira during a visit to the hospital on Saturday, for immediate care of the journalist, who sustained severe injuries and multiple fractures after the accident, also told management of the Saint Gerald’s Catholic Hospital to transfer the patient to a special ward for proper attention and promised to settle all expenses incurred.
The journalist, Femi Oyelola, was going for an assignment at Ungwar Romi last Monday morning when he was knocked down by a high-speed moving car. He sustained various injuries and multiple fractures.
In a brief remark during the visit at Saint Gerald’s Catholic Hospital, Saturday evening, Senator Sani described Oyelola as hardworking and a refined journalist that should not be abandoned during this trying period. He said in all societies across the world, journalists are special people that require special treatment considering the role they play as ‘bridge builders.’
According to him, that was why even when he was not formally informed about the unfortunate accident, he had no option but to personally visit the accident victim in the hospital.
Speaking to a group of journalists after the visit, the Senator said, “Nobody informed me about Femi’s accident, but I saw it on Facebook, and I believe that as a journalists, he should be properly taken care of.”
Comrade Senator Shehu Sani has had countless number of support aide to countless helpless number of people in the state since his assumption of office in May last year, the most recent being the victims of the Railway Station Market fire incident that gutted the market leaving no single shop spared.