Enefiok Nyong Pius, 51, a graduate in statistics, pleaded with well-meaning Nigerians to help him financially for medical treatment at Federal Medical Center Ebute-Metta, Lagos.
Pius, a father of three, told the Guardian he needed N4million to treat blindness in both eyes, amputated right leg above the knee, kidney problem, diabetes mellitus, hypertension blood pressure and other ailments.
He said the problems started when he had a traffic accident and now he needs financial support to improve the quality of his life by having proper medication and quality medical treatment.
A statement from the Federal Medical Center said Pius is a known patient at their facility managed by the Orthopedic and Internal Medical Service.
“He was first seen in hospital on August 12, 2020, due to poor healing of an amputated stump above the right knee. He underwent regular dressings and a protruding bone mass was removed from the stump on April 16, 2021.
“He was last seen at the orthopedic clinic on May 28, 2021. He would benefit from a lower limb artificial limb prosthesis for better ambulation.”
A younger brother of the patient, Ubong Nyong Pius, said his brother had survived thanks to the help of family members, church members, friends and supporters, adding that it was now beyond his ability.
He said: “My brother was suffering from diabetes and the diabetes led to cataracts, we took him to different places for treatment such as Oyo and Ogun states including Gbagada General Hospital , in Lagos, but the disease persists”.
Enefiok Nyong Pius can be reached via his telephone number 09024938770 and via his first bank account number: 3085079925, name: Enefiok Nyong Pius.