- President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed why Nigerians should stop travelling abroad for treatment
- The president said that the trend is really affecting citizens negatively and that the country cannot afford it any longer
- The president, speaking through the minister of science and technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, said that federal government will continue to look after the health of Nigerians
Presient Muhammadu Buhari has said that the trend of Nigerians travelling abroad for treatment affectst the country negatively and should be discouraged as soon as posssible.
The president made this remark on Friday, January 3, through a representative, the minister of science and technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Vanguard reports.
Onu was at the inauguration ceremony for projects at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Enugu.
Quoting President Buhari, the minister said: “Nigerians have suffered so much going abroad for medical treatment. This is not good for us and it must stop because we can’t afford it again. We have paid very serious attention to the health of our people and will continue to do so."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari on Saturday, November 2, departed Makkah via Abdulaziz International Airport Jeddah for the United Kingdom after he successfully performed the Lesser Hajj.
The president left Makkah for Jeddah at about 1.30pm (local time) while his presidential aircraft took-off for London at exactly 3.05pm.
The departure was after all the airport protocol led by Mayor of Jeddah, Almeer bin Abdallah bin Jalawi.
Recall that Legit.ng had earlier reporetd that the president would be travelling to London, the United Kingdom, on a private visit after attending the Economic Forum of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, made this known in a statement released on Monday, October 28.
According to the statement, the president will be leaving Nigeria on Monday, October 28, for the economic forum in Saudi Arabia.
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