Ad hoc committee to look into the issue of 12-year-old Adebola Akin-Bright, whose small intestine allegedly disappeared after treatment, was established by the Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday.
On Monday during a plenary, the Speaker, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, formally established the committee.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Friday during the boy’s treatment at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), his mother, Abiodun Deborah, sobbed over the disappearance of her child’s small intestine.
Obasa announced that an ad hoc committee would be formed to look into the situation and provide a report to the house within the next two weeks.
He designated Mr. Noheem Adams, the majority leader, as chairman, along with Mr. Temitope Adewale, Mr. Steve Ogundipe, Mr. Surajudeen Tijani, and Mr. Lawal Musibau as the other members.
The governor’s visit to the 12-year-old was also praised by the speaker, who characterized it as evidence of the responsiveness and compassion of the government.
“The governor’s visit to the mother and child in the hospital and the promise he made, which gives hope, shows the governor is concerned for him,” he said. It deserves praise.
“However, it’s crucial to have a system in place to ensure a structure that curtails any challenge that affects institutions in the state, so it’s important that we find the source of the issue,” the author says.
The Deputy Whip, Mr. David Setonji, commented and praised the speaker for drawing the members’ attention to the problem, saying, “We need to look more into the health sector of the state.”
David pointed out that the House had taken decisive action to pass a legislation on organ harvesting and added that the measure will play a significant role in the development of the state.
Mr. Sa’ad Olumo, on his part, praised the mother of the baby for having the fortitude to draw attention to the boy’s plight among Nigerians.
Mr. Desmond Elliot, who contributed, praised Sanwo-Olu for exhibiting genuine humanity and service.
Elliott backed the investigation of the problem and stated: “So many individuals are unable to speak up. Thank goodness she did.
Additionally, Mr. Oladipo Ajomale thanked the speaker for showing the lawmakers the video of the woman sobbing over the weekend. He also thanked the governor for paying the patient a visit.
He pleaded with the National Assembly and other state legislatures to guarantee that organ harvesting rules are enforceable.