- The Australian socialite who had her legs amputated after mosquito bit her during a week visit in Nigeria has opened up on the incident
- Stephenie Rodriguez said she has no regrets coming to Nigeria despite the incident, stressing that it was predestinated by the universe
- The 52-year-old mother of one also added that the mosquito which bit her thrice on the left ankle was only doing the work for which God created it
52-year-old Australian amputee who lost her legs to mosquito bite in Nigeria has described the ugly incident as something predestinated by the universe.
The mother of one identified as Stephenie Rodriguez became an internet sensation after it was revealed that she had contracted cerebral malaria that resulted in her legs amputation during her last visit in Nigeria.
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She says the mosquito was only doing its job
Stephenie however holds no grudge or regrets about visiting Nigeria. In an interview with BBC News Pidgin, the digital entrepreneur believes everything that happened to her in Nigeria are 'events.'
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She added that the incident cannot be said to be an accident as the mosquito was only carrying out a job it was assigned by God.
"There is nothing like accident because the universe doesn't make mistakes.
"The mosquito did what God created it to do," Stephenie said.
The lady said she took the tough amputation choice as she didn't want to be confined to a wheelchair.
On the effectiveness of her artificial legs, the single mum said, unlike people with natural legs, she can freely walk on broken glass.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the National Primary Health Care Development Agency had refuted claims it requested $200m loan for mosquito nets.
In a statement signed by Mohammad Ohitoto, the head of the public relations unit of the NPHCDA and seen by Legit.ng, the agency said that the claim is untrue.
According to Ohitoto, the report is a figment of the imagination of the writer as the ED of the agency never discussed nor granted an interview on the malaria programme.
In his words:
"It is pertinent to state that the Malaria programme is the responsibility of the National Malaria Elimination Programme (FMOH).
"Therefore, the NPHCDA chief executive has no reason whatsoever to discuss or advocate for funding for such intervention. This news is outrightly unfounded and fake and should be disregarded by all well-meaning Nigerians."