The Lagos State House of Assembly, on Monday, commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for visiting 13-year-old Master Adebola, the boy with a case of alleged missing small intestine.
Mudashiru Obasa, the Speaker of the House, during plenary, described the governor’s action as a reflection that the government was responsive and caring.
“It shows the governor is caring for him to have visited the mother and the child at the hospital and the promise he made which gives hope. It is commendable,” Obasa said.
He, however, said it was important to have a system in place to ensure a structure that curtails any challenge that affects institutions in the state.
He added that it was necessary to get to the root of the problem.
The Speaker, therefore, set up an ad hoc committee to investigate the issue with the Majority Leader, Noheem Adams, as chairman.
Other members of the committee are Temitope Adewale, Steve Ogundipe, Surajudeen Tijani, and Lawal Musibau.
The Deputy Whip of the House, David Setonji, thanked the Speaker for calling the attention of the lawmakers to the issue, adding, “We need to look more into the health sector of the state.”
He noted that the House had taken pragmatic steps to pass a law on organ harvesting and that the law has an important role to play in the progress of the state.
Sanwo-Olu had on Sunday paid an unscheduled visit to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital where Adebola Akin-Bright is receiving treatment.
The governor had assured the boy and his mother that his government would take up the medical care of the boy, adding that what was important was for Adebola to get well and return to school.