Dr. Ahmed Audi, Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, on Monday visited a personnel who was involved in a fatal accident that claimed the life of one while on election duty.
Assistant Superintendent of Corps II Ibrahim Adam is currently receiving treatment at National Hospital in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the patient, alongside six others, are personnel of the Lagos State Command of the NSCDC directed to convey authorised identification tags from Abuja to personnel on election duty in Lagos.
Audi, during the visit, gave succour to the injured personnel and ordered the immediate commencement of the surgery recommended.
He directed that the victim, who had been diagnosed to have injured his spinal cord and acquired multiple fractures during the accident, be given utmost medical attention.
He said: “I am ready to pay the bills of the surgery and other associated treatments no matter how much it is going to cost.
“I noticed that there are signs and hope of more significant improvement when the proposed surgery is carried out.”
The CG, who described the accident victims as dedicated and committed officers, said his major concern was to get them all treated and back on their feet.
He expressed delight after receiving the victim’s medical report, which revealed that he was responding to treatment.
Audi encouraged the patient, who expressed surprise in seeing the CG, to continue to believe and pray to God for perfect healing.
He consoled the victim’s family members as prayed that the corps should never experience such accidents in the future.
He was elated that the five other injured personnel had been discharged after significant medical improvements.