Central Nigeria: Precious Danjuma, 15, a fatal accident survivor detained in Jos hospital for five months over unpaid bills is now home.
The bills were cleared, Tuesday through public donations, and all documentations for her release completed Thursday noon.
Taking off from Jos, the capital of Plateau State at about 4:45pm, Precious in company of her father and aid team arrived Hayin Gada hamlet of Gidan Waya village in Southern Kaduna state at about 7pm, Thursday.
Excitedly welcomed by anxiously waiting neighbors and villagers, Precious, gently dragging herself with support of crutches acquired on release, sang praises till she got to her home.
As typical of village buildings, Precious’ room is made of mud blocks with no plaster, secure door or ceiling. Her bed, an old wooden furniture was dusty and clearly unsafe for the gradually healing wounds on her fractured leg.
Having advised on ways to prevent infections, the next objective was to give her the funds remaining from donations received in regards of her unpaid bills.
However, she has no bank account. The family and environment around her were not found to be favourable for physical cash storage. Again, giving her cash without the means to reproduce it for financial independence was considered unwise.
Thus, Precious was quizzed and found to have interest and experience in petty business – buying and selling foodstuffs. A bank account is already being worked out for her, with her shop coming as soon as a suitable apartment is secured.
A psychologist is also on hand to offer professional counselling to the high school student and her parents to prevent any conflicts arising from their lack of care for her while on admission.
Once again, sincere appreciations to you for responding to Precious’ need and all others you’re lending support to that the media does not talk about. God reward your labour of love!!!