Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed sadness over the demise of Adebola Akin-Bright, the 12-year-old boy with a missing small intestine at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) on Tuesday.
Sanwo-Olu, in a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, described the death of Akin-Bright as a painful loss not only to the deceased family and friends, but also to him personally and the entire State, considering the efforts made by the State to save the young boy.
Sanwo-Olu sympathised with the late Akin-Bright’s family and friends, especially his mother, Mrs. Deborah Abiodun, who did all she could and went the extra mile as a mother to save her son’s life.
The Governor also commended the medical team of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, who treated Adebola for several months and gave him the best medical care before he died on Tuesday evening.
“I am saddened by the death of Adebola Akin-Bright, a promising 12-year-old boy who died at LASUTH after months of medical treatment to save his life. I had close contact with Akin-Bright and his mother a few days ago at LASUTH, and I was committed to doing everything humanly and medically possible to save him.
“The medical team at LASUTH did everything possible to save the boy. They gave him the best medical care based on our collective commitment to save Akin-Bright’s life, but we lost him on Tuesday night.
“I am sad that we lost Akin-Bright despite the efforts by his mother, Deborah Abiodun, the medical team at LASUTH and the Lagos State Government to save him. Akin-Bright’s death is a painful and personal loss to me because of my commitment in conjunction with the medical team to save the boy’s life,” he said.