The Presidency has confirmed by Twitter the discharge of President Muhammadu Buhari’s only son, Yusuf, from the Cedarcrest Hospital in Abuja, where he has been on admission since he was involved in a bike accident.
The President’s Special Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, confirmed the news through his Twitter handle on Friday afternoon.
Ahmad tweeted: “Yusuf Buhari has been discharged from Cedarcrest Hospitals, Abuja. Read full statement released today by the Hospital. Wish him a complete and speedy recovery.
It would be recalled that earlier on Friday, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, issued a statement in Abuja on Friday, with the Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr Felix Ogedegbe, confirmed the “cheery news.”
Adesina quoted Ogedegbe as saying that Yusuf Buhari underwent successful emergency surgical operations carried out by a team of neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons.
Ogedegbe had read: “Mr Yusuf Muhammadu Buhari, son of His Excellency President Buhari, was admitted into Cedarcrest Hospitals Abuja in the late hours of the Dec. 26, 2017, following injuries sustained as a rider of a motorcycle.
“Following initial stabilization, he was taken into intensive care. He underwent successful emergency surgical operations the following morning carried out by our team of neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons.
“Over the following week, his condition improved remarkably and he was transferred from intensive care to the ward.
“He has remained stable ever since and has continued to make remarkable progress. He is now ready to be discharged.
“His extremely speedy response to treatment so far is testimony to the world-class early care he has received here in Cedarcrest, Abuja.
“We are grateful to His Excellency, President Buhari and Her Excellency the First Lady Mrs. Aisha Buhari for the confidence in us and for allowing us to look after Yusuf.
“This show of confidence goes a long way to strengthen our collective belief in our resolve to offer world-class health care locally.”