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Presidency hails Saudi’s humanitarian gesture to conjoined twins

The Presidency has appreciated the humanitarian assistance from the King Salman Humanitarian and Relief Centre to a poor Nigerian family, which birthed a set of conjoined twins.

In a statement, Hassana and Hussaina, both girls, joined in the abdomen, were born to a Kano family at a government hospital in Kaduna State.

Reports say they share one liver and did not come with anuses for the excretion of wastes.

The twins were moved to the National Hospital, Abuja, where they stayed 7 to 8 months without undergoing a surgery because of lack of funding. But that the hospital had the expertise because it had done such a surgery in the past.

The Saudi Consul, Khalil Ahmed Al-Adamawi, whose attention was drawn to the humanitarian situation, successfully got the support of the King Salman Foundation.

The foundation is expected to an air ambulance any time from now for their medical evacuation to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where they are to be separated and receive liver implants.

The Presidency commends the humanitarian gesture of the King Salman Foundation and Relief Centre and prays for the success of the surgery.

Writing by Abdullah Bello; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Annabel Nwachukwu