On Tuesday morning, the hospital tweeted through the three-hour process as a Ventricular Septal Defect Repair (repair of a hole in the heart) was performed on the child who was not identified. The surgery was done at the Trauma Centre of the government-owned hospital.

Even though surgeries have been live-tweeted in some other countries in the past, it was the first time for it to be done by a hospital in Nigeria where government organisations have been slow to adapt to social media.

Hospital spokesman, Dr. Tayo Haastrup later said that the operation was done to showcase Nigeria’s expertise and does not raise ethical issues because the patient was not identified.

Check out the tweets below: