Little Saidu, a five-year-old boy from Potiskum, who was born without anus, is yet to undergo surgery, his father has said.
Saidu has been passing excreta with the help of tubes inserted by doctors since he was four weeks old.
The case was first reported on December 13, 2019, after which some good Samaritans offered to pay his medical expenses.
The surgery, which was slated earlier for January last year at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital encountered some postponements because of one challenge to the other.
The child’s father, Mohammed Babi, told our correspondent that some restrictions during the second wave of the COVID-19 also affected their appointment with the medical doctors.
He said an unknown person has also approached him with an offer to support the child’s medication.
“But I told him that someone had already promised to pay for the surgery that the child is about to have and the initial donor has never relented in supporting us.
“Our donor is in the picture of all that is happening and I remain grateful for all the concerns.
“We will be going back to the hospital on Sunday next week for another appointment the following Monday.
“I solicit for prayers and anyone that can support us to ensure the child is fit,” he said.