A statement credited to Lagos State First Lady, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu that the death of Dr. Vwaere Diaso in an elevator accident at the General Hospital Odan, Lagos Island to an “arrow fired into the health family” has generated mixed reactions on social media.
News About Nigeria gathered that Ms. Diaso, a female medical house officer, died on Tuesday due to injuries sustained after she was trapped for more than 40 minutes in an elevator at the Lagos Island General Hospital, Odan.
Ms. Diaso was rushed to the emergency ward of the hospital where she was confirmed dead.
Following this, her colleagues besieged the premises of the hospital in protest on Wednesday and grounded activities there.
Also in protest, the Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos State Chapter Chairman, Dr. Benjamin Olowojebutu, and Secretary, Ismail Ajibowo, directed all doctors working in the three government hospitals on Lagos Island to begin an indefinite strike.
In the viral video, Mrs. Sanwo-Olu, while addressing the protesters, linked the incident to the helicopter accident that occurred in the state earlier on Tuesday.
She said, “An arrow has been fired into the health family. The first of August is a day I will never forget
“The same day a helicopter crashed, the same day a lift dropped down. How? How? How?”
On the death of Dr. Vwaere, this is what Dr. Mrs. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, the wife of the Lagos State Governor had to say,
“An arrow has been fired in the health service” and the one that irks me the most is the “How, How, How”
Who are you asking “How” fgs 😩😩😩😩 pic.twitter.com/L3dxAyprFU
— SportsDokita (Odogwu ☝️) (@Sports_Doctor2) August 2, 2023
News About Nigeria reports that Ms. Sanwo-Olu’s comment did not go down well with some Nigerians, hence criticizing the Lagos First Lady for making such comments. Described the unfortunate incident as a consequence of poor maintenance of the elevator by the hospital management and not any metaphysical attack.
Netizens Knock Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu Over Comment About Lagos Doctor’s Death
@Nigeryan09 “Imagine how she started: An arrow has been shot? Which arrow? She wants to give it some ogun ayé coloration, by claiming it’s some arrow. In what climes do arrows bring down a plane or a lift… Arrow Kee you dia. Why the arrow no hit your convoy or the Sanwo-Olu himself?”
@Gifancy05 “She asking How is just off point Like who are you asking The citizens? We should be the one asking how!!!”
@OKEBEAMAZING “Omo this one na governor wife abi na outsider let him ask him husband how how how 3times then come back to address the messes nonsense”