- First Lady Aisha Buhari has called on Nigerian politicians to stop politicising issues of health
- Aisha in a newly launched book said that she rejected advice given to seek medical attention abroad when she was ill
- According to her, she had to condemned the management of the Aso Rock clinic
The wife of the president, Aisha Buhari has explained her decision to receive treatment at a private clinic when she rejected the idea of going to London after falling ill.
Daily Trust reports that the First Lady in the book: ‘Aisha Buhari: Being Different,’ narrated the state of Aso Rock clinic at the time.
Legit.ng gathered that the senior special assistant to the president on administration and women affairs, Hajo Sani, authored the book, which is a biography of the First Lady.
“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."
Sahara Reporters also reports that Sani said Aisha had to visit a private clinic after she discovered that the x-ray machine of the State House clinic was not working.
The aide noted that the First Lady has been consistent in warning politicians against politicizing the issues of health and women empowerment.
However, Aisha’s husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, is currently receiving medical treatment in London.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that President Buhari on Thursday, April 8, disclosed that he is taking a short rest in London.
It was reported that a presidential aide, Garba Shehu said the Nigerian leader made the disclosure in a letter he wrote to the King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, King Abdullah ll Bin Al-Hussein.
The president told the Jordanian king that he is pleased about the resolution of a recent rift in the royal family.
He prayed for the kingdom to continue to remain peaceful. The Nigerian leader extended to the king the assurances of his highest personal regards.