Oba of Benin, Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa has commended Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan on the recent successful kidney transparent carried out by the Delta State University Teaching Hospital, (DELSUTH), Oghara.
The Benin Monarch made the commendation when Governor Uduaghan led top government officials to pay condolence visit on him over the death of his wife, the late Queen Esther Erediauwa on Tuesday.
Oba Erediauwa told the governor: “Before you start talking, let me commend you for what I saw in the newspaper. I read that you took part in a kidney transplant operation (that took place at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital.) I think I should commend you for that.”
Governor Uduaghan, a medical doctor, was among a team of medical experts that carried out the first kidney transplant at the State Teaching Hospital recently.
Uduaghan in his response, while also commending the Monarch for acknowledging the feat recorded at the hospital, said, ” what we are just trying to prove is that whatever that could be done outside Nigeria (medically) can also be done here in Nigeria.”
Fielding questions from reporters, at the palace, Uduaghan noted, “first I give the glory to God because that kidney transplant really took us quite some time to get to where we are.
“It just shows that with the will we can do anything in this country. I am happy that the whole country is recognizing that particular kidney transplant that we have done.
“The truth is that in that hospital there have been a lot more than the kidney transplant, a lot of things that have not been done , that we have done and a lot more will be done and I am very happy when the Oba mentioned it.”
Governor Uduaghan commiserating with the Monarch on the death of his wife said, “Your Royal Majesty, we know that she has been with you for a very long time. You have become one. So it is a part of you that God has taken but we cannot question God.
“We thank God for giving her to you. We thank God for seeing her to her old age. We pray that God will give you the strength to bear the loss. We pray that God will give you the ability to deal with all the issues.
“We want to let you know that we are all in grief and in pain.”