Osinbajo receives Nigerian-born Doctor who carried out successful surgery on foetus

(Last Updated On: August 7, 2017)


Tinuade Salami

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has on Sunday received a United States based Nigerian
Doctor, Oluyinka Olutoye, who led a medical team that successfully operated on a foetus.
Olutoye, who lives in Houston, got a global applause alongside his medical team as “he”, against
all odds, brought out a foetus from a mother, Margaret Boemer’s womb to remove a tumour
from the foetus, and then restored the unborn baby to the womb successfully.
The mother who later carried the pregnancy with no complication delivered the baby safely, she
named the baby Lynlee Hope.
Dr. Olutoye, who studied Medicine in University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University,
attributed his success in the US to his Nigerian training and education.
He said “All we have achieved from primary to university is from Nigeria, and I believe that
Nigeria will surpass what we have achieved out there,”
While receiving the Doctor who came in company of his family to the villa, the Acting President
said, Nigeria would continue to shine in various ways, acknowledging the Doctor’s achievements
as remarkable one in every sense, and that People were bound to wonder.
Osinbajo added that “This country can be well run, we produce the best in every way, but it will
take a lot of doing, by good men and women, this is what I have learnt in the past two years
here. If we do the right things, day by day, we’ll change and improve the Nigerian situation
“The problem is not about the availability of resources, but it’s the management.”