Why President Buhari chose UK for medical treatment instead of Nigerian hospitals?

EagleHeadline | Jun. 21, 2017

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has given reasons why President Muhammadu Buhari refused to be treated in Nigerian hospitals and decided to travel to the United Kingdom to seek medical attention.

The Minister while speaking during a live radio programme titled, ‘Morning Crossfire’, on Nigeria Info Abuja 95.1FM, on Thursday said the reason was because he wanted the best medical treatment.

Mohammed responded after an angry caller had criticised the All Progressives Congress-led government for going back on its promise to bar public officials from travelling abroad for medical treatment at the expense of taxpayers.

In his reaction, however, Mohammed said, “My answer is very simple. Mr President is our father, he is the leader of the nation and I think he deserves the best in terms of medical treatment.”

Responding to another question on why the Buhari government was flouting court orders regarding the release of some detained politically exposed persons, Mohammed said, “If it is a court order and the order is not appealed, then you have flouted the order.

“But if the order is appealed, then it is not a final order. Also, you have to balance national security with the rule of law. In the case of Ifeanyi Ubah, I think it is neither here nor there.”

A caller commended the Federal Government for its achievements but lamented the high cost of food prices, especially rice.

Responding, the minister said, “The truth of the matter is that in 2015, this government imported 580,000MT of rice. We cut it down to 58,000MT in 2016 and we have saved about $200m in the process.

“Yes, we understand the cost of rice is still high and we are going to intervene through price fixing by subsidising the cost of transportation.”

Hot Comments
2017-06-02 17:30:34 Turkey
That's stupidity and madness from our leaders,a TV presenter in tvc news said that its a shame to Nigeria as a whole, 50 years after independence couldn't Bragg of good medical team. Its shouldn't be them shame of Nigeria, instead shame to our leaders that cannot bring up a good idea to make our medical hospitals and medical team a good one.
2017-06-03 12:51:28 Ireland
Even garri is also very expensive pls let reduce it pls
2017-06-02 21:42:20 Gabon
I wonder why people are so selfish, think about what previous govt did. I stand with PMB And may Almighty Allah protect him ameen
2017-06-02 19:23:29 Zambia
I reserver my comment ooo ,A P C
2017-06-02 18:09:14 Africa Area
Nigeria is in the wrong hands.
2017-06-02 18:06:15 The Republic of Korea
Some of African president are not aggressive make your place better than u found it
2017-06-02 17:22:41 United States
Lie Mohammed, continue lying. U are saving money while ur country people are dieing. God will judge all of u. UK was built by ghost no God, not president like ours. He will suffer more dreaded disease than the one he is into.
2017-06-02 19:20:26 Africa Area
Nigerian doctors are good because they excel in other countries.
2017-06-02 17:38:19 Rwanda
There will be massive burial for the whole leaders very soon. Imagine d president needs best medical attention, Nigerian is d worst country in d whole world. God will punish those ppl that killed the country. Thanks
2017-06-03 09:24:02 Liberia
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