- Some petty sellers around Cedar Crest Hospital, Gudu district Abuja have revealed how hospital visits to Buhari’s son Yusuf boost their sales
- Yusuf had a bike accident on Tuesday, December 26 and was rushed to Cedar Crest Hospital, Gudu district Abuja to treatment
- Among the top government officials who visited Buhari’s son were the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris
Some petty sellers close to the Cedar Crest Hospital, Gudu district, Abuja, where President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf receives treatment are happy about the boost in their sales due to the influx of dignitaries to the hospital, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that the traders, who deal in food, recharge cards, and drinks around the hospital on Sam Mbakwe street, told Punch that notwithstanding the improved sales, they wished the President’s son a quick recovery.
Among the top government officials who visited Buhari’s son were the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
According to Punch, one of the traders, identified only as Hauwa, she said: “For the past four days, I have been selling everything quite early. Many security people staying at the hospital because of the President’s son come here to eat. We have a lot of visitors coming with policemen to the hospital every day. The demand is high because of what has happened in the hospital.”
A recharge card vendor expressed a similar observation, saying, “Demand for recharge cards has been higher in the last four days. It was not like that before.
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"People come from the hospital to buy recharge cards as often as you can think of. I learnt the President’s son is there. We have all noticed the heavy presence of policemen on the street.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that the injured President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf, is said to be positively responding to treatment at the the private hospital where he is being treated for injuries he sustained following a bike accident.
Sources close to the presidency told the newspaper that the presidency had opted to ‘wait and see’ whether it was still necessary to ferry him out or not.
One of the sources had said the wife of the president, Aisha, had virtually relocated to the private medical facility to attend to Yusuf.
"These days madam spends more time in the hospital receiving sympathies and well wishers, who are mostly very close people and top government officials cleared by security men to see the first family.
“Incidentally, security operatives have stepped up their presence around the hospital since Yusuf was admitted there,” a top source had said.
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