Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Buhari not in London for ear infection and other related health complications - Presidency speaks up.

The Presidency said President Muhammadu Buhari did not break any rule by traveling out of the country. Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, said Buhari traveled to London on vacation and not on a medical trip, The chat212fm reports.

Speaking on Tuesday, June 7, Adesina said contrary to news making the rounds, Buhari was in London to rest and not to treat his ear infection. The President has been accused of violating a federal government rule that says government officials will not be paid foreign medical treatment, unless the illness cannot be treated within the country. Adesina noted that Buhari did not violate any rule in the treatment of his ear infection because he was first treated by Nigerian medical experts before they recommended for him to travel.

He maintained that the president was on vacation and would seize the opportunity of trip to carry out further evaluation. The presidential spokesman said: “You can check the statement we issued on Sunday again. The president did not go to London for treatment. “We made it clear in that statement that he had been treated in Nigeria here. “The medical experts here only told him that since he will be in London, he can seize that opportunity for evaluation. “The President has not broken any rule.”