The First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, on Thursday disclosed why she decided to be treated in a private hospital in the country than travel to London for treatment.
The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari in the book, ‘Aisha Buhari: Being Different’, narrated the state of Aso Rock Clinic at the time she was ill.
The book, which is a biography of the First Lady was authored by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, Daji Sani.
“Another issue that stirred controversy was her statement on 9 October 2017, at a stakeholders’ meeting on Reproductive Maternal, Nutrition, Child Advocacy and Health, and Nutrition (RMNCAHN) at the State House, Abuja, in which she spoke about issues of national importance concerning healthcare services. She found it appalling that when she fell ill, she was advised to travel to London for treatment, though she refused.”
“Unfortunately, the State House clinic at Aso Rock, had not been functioning efficiently to provide needed medical services to the first family and other government functionaries.
“It was on this note that she condemned the management of the clinic, adding that the health centre did not have the facilities to treat patients. According to her, she had to visit a private clinic after she discovered that the x-ray machine of the State House clinic was not working. She has been consistent in warning politicians against politicizing the issues of health and women empowerment.”
Meanwhile, President Buhari is currently in London, United Kingdom on a medical trip.