Dr Hajo Sani, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs (Office of the First Lady), has said it was only by miracle that Yusuf, the only son of President Muhammadu Buhari, recovered from a power bike accident he was involved in on December 26, 2017.
Sani disclosed this in the biography of the wife of the President, Aisha, titled ‘Aisha Buhari: Being different,’ which was presented to the public at an elaborate event held at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja on Thursday.
Yusuf had a bike accident around Gwarimpa in the Federal Capital Territory in 2017. He sustained a head injury and had one of his limbs broken.
He first had a surgery in an Abuja hospital before he was flown abroad for further medical attention.
Recalling the incident, the author, who is very close to the first family, wrote, “Little was known about Yusuf either as son of the President or in any ostentatious capacity because of his customary low-profile lifestyle until the unfortunate accident that almost claimed his life on December 26, 2017.
“Families, well-wishers and the entire nation prayed for his recovery.
“The transformation of his condition within just a few months was nothing short of a miracle.
“He recovered by the will of God and the goodwill of his parents. God was definitely not finished with the young man.”
The author quoted Yusuf as saying that Aisha is very involved in and inquisitive about her children’s lives.
“I can’t do anything without telling her, and even when I know she will disagree, I still have to tell her.
“Sometimes when she disagrees, I still go ahead to do what I want and then she will let me learn the hard way, still with no judgment,” Yusuf was quoted to have said.