Buhari Off to United Kingdom for Medicals

10 May, 2018, 06:55 | Author: Lillian Steele
  • President Muhammadu Buhari. Twitter

But the president's spokesman Garba Shehu told CNN Buhari was under no obligation to disclose his medical records.

"Nigerians will recall that shortly before the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in April, Mr. President, without transmitting a letter to the national assembly, as required by the constitution, undertook a private visit to the United Kingdom, where his doctors are known to reside, five clear days ahead of CHOGM".

But a New York Times report of yesterday, May 8, 2018, quoted President Buhari to have indeed in 2016 condemned the use of taxpayers' money to foot the foreign medical treatment of Nigerian public office holders.

Buhari's defeat of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 marked the first peaceful transfer of power in Nigeria's history from a ruling party to the opposition. As one of the manifestations of the severely low spending on infrastructure generally and in health care, in particular, I think that what we have seen through the years is a scandalously low level of funding for public health care in Nigeria.

Before leaving Abuja on Tuesday, Buhari received Letters of Credence from ambassadors of the Netherlands, Republic of Botswana and Lebanon to Nigeria.

Mr Shehu said the PDP chairman and all other politicians against whom the country's anti-corruption agencies have on-going investigations, should be assured that it is only a matter of time before the law catches up with them.

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After what was reported to have been motorbike accident in January, the president's son, Yusuf Buhari, was also treated overseas, although the president's aides would not confirm where he was treated.

The opposition party said this while reacting to the president's medical trip to the UK. "In these circumstances, Nigerians were taken for granted". There is nobody that is 100 per cent healthy.

"In terms of his health, there is no cause for alarm". He will back in the country on Saturday by the grace of God. President Buhari is actuated by nothing else than love for motherland.

"The nature of his illness is private and personal".

Buhari takes to the skies for a 10-day medical vacation.



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