Ailing former Super Eagles captain Henry Nwosu is to be flown from Delta State where he is receiving treatment to a well-equipped hospital in Lagos on Wednesday.
This is to renew his treatment to prevent his untimely death.
Former teammate Segun Odegbami on Sunday raised the alarm over Nwosu’s deteriorating health, suggesting he be transferred to a medical facility in Lagos.
Odegbami made the update available to our reporter and disclosed that the Lagos State Government has opened the doors of its best medical facilities for the ailing footballer, adding that Delta State on its part has agreed to the deal.
“24 hours after raising the alarm yesterday about Henry Nwosu’s health condition, the ground has moved. There is some hopeful news to report. I think it is only right and proper to give an update. His health condition remains the same – it’s going south.
“Nevertheless, there have been many positive reactions. Many concerned Nigerians are offering help in every possible way. This seems to raise a problem: the nature and coordination of the support that Henry Nwosu needs and can get, and how to provide it to anyone outside of direct financial contributions,” Odegbami said.
“Delta State government has fulfilled its commitment by taking full financial responsibility for all of Henry’s care in Asaba. As his condition has worsened, however, all who have been in talks since yesterday have agreed that Henry should be immediately moved to a higher level of medical facility and care,” he added.
“The governor of Lagos State, upon learning of this, immediately ordered Henry to open the doors of one of the best medical facilities in Lagos State. The government of Delta State has been informed of this new plan and they are happy to cooperate and implement it as soon as possible. The Imo State government continues to uphold its commitments and all they need is information about developments,” he wrote.
“One of the major telecommunication companies in Lagos has contacted us and wants to know what support is needed. They will be kept informed, as the Femi Otedola Foundation will need a clearer picture of what needs to be done. Henry Nwosu’s family members, his sisters who have been going through this hell with him since February till now, are happy that there is better coordination of the details of what needs to be done and,” Odegbami stated.
“They have immediately made the necessary correspondence seeking approvals and appropriate documentation. Worldwide St. The members of Finbarr’s College Old Student Association are the promoters of these new developments and are involved at all levels of coordination, with the leadership of PFAN close by”, he emphasized.
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“The modalities for the transfer of Henry from Asaba to Lagos are underway and will hopefully be completed tomorrow. [Wednesday]. God willing, working to plan everything, Henry should be in Lagos on Wednesday before his full medical report arrives at a specialized facility in Lagos State.
“In the meantime, I want to thank everyone who has kept me busy all day, trying to put some order and organization. All will be duly and properly credited in due course for their invaluable assistance.
“For now, the task that needs to be done with everyone’s help is to take Henry into the custody of the Lagos State government, where there are the best facilities to deal with his immediate situation, and the facilities to take him abroad, if needed, can be found more easily.
“Henry Nwosu, MON, must not die!” stressed Odegbami.
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