Ondo governor Rotimi Akeredolu has handed power over to his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa as he departed Nigeria for medical leave.
The Speaker of the House, Olamide Oladiji, in a statement, said Akeredolu embarked on the 21-day leave for medical treatment abroad from 7th June and that he will be away until 6th July.
According to the letter, the leave will extend to the 6th of July due to public holidays on June 12 (Democracy Day) and Eid el Kabir (28th and 29th June.
“The Governor, who had directed his Deputy, Hon.Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa to act as the Governor while away, has assured of his resumption on the 6th of July, 2023,” the statement said.
The Speaker described the governor as a lover of peace and an apostle of the rule of law.
Recall that Akeredolu was reported to have been critically fallen sick and unable to walk which might require him to be flown out of Nigeria to seek urgent medical attention.
It was said that Akeredolu who was treating an ailment said to be blood cancer (leukemia) has been abandoned by his wife and children.
Leukemia is a cancer of the blood caused by a rise in the number of white blood cells in the body.
For sufferers, the white blood cells crowd out the red blood cells and platelets needed by the body to stay healthy.
White blood cells are potent infection fighters which grow and divide in an orderly way, as the body needs them. But in people with leukemia, the bone marrow produces an excessive amount of abnormal white blood cells, which don’t function properly.
It is a cancer of blood-forming tissues that hinders the body’s ability to fight infections. The types that exist include acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Treatment for leukemia can be complex depending on the type of leukemia and other factors. But some strategies and resources can help make treatment successful.
According to WebMD Cancer Center, its symptoms may include weakness or fatigue, bruising or bleeding easily, fever or chills, infections that are severe or keep coming back, and pain in your bones or joints. Others may include headaches, vomiting, seizures, weight loss, night sweats, shortness of breath, and swollen lymph nodes or organs like the spleen.