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JOIN THE SURVEY: With N3.9bn budgeted for Aso Rock Clinic, should Buhari seek medical care abroad?



Survey: Should Buhari seek medical care abroad?

President Muhammadu Buhari has been officially scheduled for a ten-day medical vacation abroad from Monday January, 23 to February 6th, 2017. This is according to the presidency. He leaves for UK on January 19, 2017.

The 2016 Aso Rock Clinic budget of N3.9bn is still active in most part, raising questions as to why the institution is still incapable of attending to the medical needs of the President and his family.

We invite you to join the survey on whether President Buhari is right to seek medical care abroad despite the N3.9bn allocated to Aso Rock Clinic. Vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.

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    January 20, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Nooo, it is shameful for our president to fly abroad to get treatment because it means our health system is bad and that we have no qualified medical personnel to treat our president.

  2. Animashaun Ayodeji

    January 20, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Mr President has shown Nigerians he doesn’t believe in the medical system of the country he governs. Instead of investing in the health sector to make life better for Nigerians, he prefers to go abroad to spend a lot of money to get treated when we have specialists and qualified doctors who can take good care of his health here in Nigeria.

    • Balarabe musa

      January 20, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      You better don’t deceive yourself, we have no specialist anywhere. How many Nigerian doctors can treat ebola or perform neuro surgical operations?
      Though all these boil down to poor medical facilities to train our doctors in higher institutions.
      For us to have good medical services, then our teaching hospitals need to be upgraded and updated with modern medical equipment.

  3. Margret Dickson

    January 20, 2017 at 9:41 am

    The N3.9bn budget is still there hanging. I’m beginning to suspect Buhari and his medical leaves. I won’t be surprised if this is the means hesbusing to swindle money he’d spend on the 2019 election. His Medical bills in UK will be paid for by the federal government and there’s already an existing budget which caters for his health in Aso villa, Buhari is definitely up to something more than medical vacation.

  4. Oluwasegun Ayo

    January 20, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Mr P

  5. Johnson Amadi

    January 20, 2017 at 9:48 am

    I won’t blame Buhari for traveling abroad to get medical aids despite the billions of naira budgeted for Aso Rock clinic. He’s the president, he has a lot of enemies in and outside Aso rock. The truth is, he cannot trust any of these people, especially those who can be manipulated easily. His going to the U.K. means a lot, the British government will ensure his health condition improves or remains as he got to their country, this can be regarded as additional security, but here in Nigeria, if the people in Aso Rock clinic decide to harm him, there’s nothing Nigerians can do. Buhari should enjoy his trip to U.K.

    • seyi jelili

      January 20, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      You have said nothing reasonable. So you think if his enemies wanted to harm him all this while ,they wouldn’t have done that ?
      No excuse is genuine enough to defend his medical trip abroad , but all same, safe trip mr.president.

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