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Future Presidents Will No Longer Travel Abroad For Medicals – Aisha Buhari



Aisha Buhari, Nigerian’s First Lady, on Friday said future presidents and their families won’t travel abroad for medical care following the opening of the N21 billion Presidential Wing of the State House Medical Center.

This was said by Aisha when she joined President Muhammadu Buhari and other dignitaries in Abuja for the facility’s commissioning ceremony. The facility is located on the grounds of the Presidential Villa.

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Aisha disclosed that following her husband’s prolonged stay in London for medical treatment in 2017, she first began to consider the idea of a Presidential Wing.

Recall that the president’s 104-day trip to London for medical treatment in May 2017 was his longest since assuming office.

The leaving First Lady stated that now that the facility is operational, Nigerian Presidents and their families may merely fly medical professionals to Abuja to assist their colleagues rather than making pricey excursions.

According to her, “I’m quite happy, feeling fulfilled. Though we are leaving but all the same, we thank God the project has come to reality.

“I have opted for it six years now. I initiated this project six years ago when my husband spent three months abroad, consecutively, 90 days. And it shouldn’t be because we have all the experts in Nigeria. We only need a good platform.

“The hospital that is supposed to serve the First Family is serving like 35,000 people which is quite much. That’s why I insisted we should have a VIP Wing within the proximity of the presidential villa.”

She said, “Yes! This one is for the health and wellness of the First Family. They don’t need to go abroad now. They only need to maybe fly in experts to help our people. You know.

“So, no need for any leader to spend months and months abroad because of health care.”

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