Family members and close friends of Munirat Alhaji, a young lady from Ojodu, Dekina local government area who was allegedly attacked with acid by her brother Kabiru and was hospitalized at the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Lokoja, today heaved a sigh of relief as her medical bills were cleared by the state government on the directive of governor Yahaya Bello.
The offsetting of the medical bills was carried out through the office of the Chief Medical Director, Kogi State Specialist Hospital, Dr Ahmed Attah.
Dr. Attah said paying off the medical bills at the federal medical center was part of the directives given by the governor as that would enable the state government take full charge of the patient, saying that arrangements were already made to transfer her to a private hospital in Abuja where she is expected to undergo plastic surgery to correct the damages done to her face and other parts of her body.
He also hinted that the state government already made the initial deposit for her reconstruction surgery, and said comprehensive treatment will begin immediately she arrives the specialist hospital in Abuja.
Family members who were present at the time expressed their gratitude to Governor Yahaya Bello describing him as beacon of hope after all seemed to be lost.
They also appreciated all those who brought the plight of Munirat to the attention of governor through social media.