The picture of a young orphan identified as 11-year-old Sadiq Sani Mahuta with a neck mass (Thyroid Cancer) from Fakai Local Government area of Kebbi state caught the attention of the state governor, Dr Zainab Atiku Bagudu, after his picture was widely circulated on social media. The issue caught the attention of the Wife of the Governor Dr Zainab Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.
A mass on his neck three years ago and has been increasing in size. His family resorted to traditional medicines as they did not have funds for hospital care. The mass has increased in size and he is now quite unwell, out of school and quite unhappy.
Through her foundation Medicaid Cancer Foundation, Dr Zainab Bagudu is taking up the the responsibility for his care. The patient was invited by the foundation for initial assessment by experts in Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kebbi to ascertain the next line of action. He was also visited at home by a welfare team from the foundation and presented with money, food and clothing.