Nigerian lawyer, Oluwole Adesina down with kidney failure, needs N12m for transplant

Ogunsakin Mustapha
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If anyone had predicted for him that he would be in a situation where he would not be able to help himself, Olufemi Adesina Oluwole wouldn’t have believed.

A 1996 law graduate of the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and called to the Nigerian Bar in February 1998, Oluwole worked very hard to become a successful lawyer.

After the compulsory National Youth Service, he went into private legal practice and set up his office in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. He is a member of the Unity bar, Abuja.

Olufemi Adesina Oluwole on dialysis machine

However, a few years ago, he started getting sick. He went to the hospital for treatment and after conducting tests, Adesina was diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease. Doctors recommended regular maintenance haemodialysis, at least twice weekly. He also requires other necessary treatments.

According to a letter signed by two of his friends, Uzuomaka Onwuka, and Christopher Ezafulukwe, “the impact of this health condition led to the collapse of his law practice, leaving him and his young family at the mercy of friends and well-wishers for survival”.

The letter stated further: “Unfortunately, even the much-needed haemodialysis maintenance has not been regular, because of paucity of funds. He only goes for the sessions whenever funds are provided by friends and good-spirited individuals around him. As it stands, Adesina’s life is in great danger and the risk of losing him is extremely high;

Before his ill health0

Adesina is currently receiving treatment at ZENITH MEDICAL AND KIDNEY CENTRE, Abuja (“Zenith Medical”). His case is being handled by a team of doctors led by Dr. Olalekan Olatise who can be reached on his mobile numbers 07068873402 and 08032782801 or via the hospital’s email address info and Zenith Medical has advised urgent kidney transplant as the only way of saving his life;

The cost of Adesina’s pre-transplant, transplant and post-transplant treatment, including screening of the potential donor and recipient advised by Zenith Medical is =N=12,000,000 (Twelve Million Naira). About N6,000,000 (Six Million Naira) has already been spent on dialysis to keep him alive while concerted efforts are being made to raise the required N12 million to pay for the transplant, which is the ultimate solution. Urgent financial support is needed to save Adesina’s life;

Please find attached to this letter, a medical report and cost estimate for treatment of Adesina, prepared by Zenith Medical;

We, the undersigned, who are his friends and classmates at the University of Lagos, have taken it upon ourselves to appeal to well-meaning and considerate Nigerians to come to his aid and help save the life of our beloved colleague and Nigerian citizen;

We request your kind support by making donations into the bank account with the following details:

Account Number: 1237002502

All donations will be acknowledged and highly appreciated. May God bless you abundantly as you heed this call to save the life of Adesina”.

Yours sincerely,

Uzoamaka Onwuka (08033011844) Christopher Ezeafulukwe (07089391091)

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