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KIDNEY PROBLEM: Fashola to the rescue

Lanre Shakomended

He has prayed and is still praying. That his wife will make it through this traumatic phase. And now the solution seems nearer.

After two months of writing the Lagos State government on the plight of his wife, Premier Music A & R  manager, Lanre Fakeye a. k. a Shakomended has been referred to St Nicholas Hospital Lagos to receive treatment for his wife on the bill of the state. The covering letter states that Tomilayo, his 27-year-old wife, should be tested all over again.

“We spoke with the specialist, Dr Bamboye, at St Nicholas last week and he has performed all the necessary tests again so as to have proper assessment of the situation at hand. His report confirms that she needs an urgent kidney transplant.

The medical report has been sent back to the Government House, Alausa, for reaction before the hospital can undertake the surgery” Lanre said.

People well familiar with government modus operandi say that it could take another four to six months before a go-ahead covering cheque be sent to the hospital in favour of Mrs Tomilayo Fakeye’s surgery.

Not unaware of government bureaucracy Lanre says, “I’m really praying that the whole process will be fast tracked and that we won’t be caught up in the whole … My wife needs urgent attention”. Apart from the cost for the surgery which Governor Fashola will foot, hopefully, Lanre still neds to make about N2m available for medication after surgery.

“I wish I could find a loan somewhere. She is being managed by LUTH (Lagos University Teaching Hospital) and so we visit there every week”.

Though thankful that his wife is not bedridden, Lanre still has to take care of the only fruit the union who will turn three later in October. ‘I need to pick her (his daughter) from school everyday. My little sister that used to help out recently got married so I have to do everything all by myself”, he resigned.

Tomilayo is diagnosed of an End-Stage Chronic Kidney disease.


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