The Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has noted that those who criticize President Muhammadu Buhari’s foreign medical trips are only making “inconsequential attempts to de-market him.” ayokinews.com reports
Mr. Lai while speaking some international media organizations in Washington DC, noted that President Buhari’s foreign medical trips isn’t a signal of the collapse in the country’s health sector.
He stated that the president has the right to choose where to see his physician as he isn’t the first leader to go on foreign medical trips.
“As Minister of Information and Culture today, if I have had a history of using a particular doctor in my life and I have confidence in him, I don’t think the fact that I am now a minister will change that.
“Irrespective of the nationality of that doctor, it is my personal decision to choose the doctor to use.
“Like I explained to them, he is not the only Head of State that had gone abroad for treatment.
“If Mr. President has a personal physician for over 30 years who understands his case and has been managing him, why will it be an issue of contention to seek medical attention from him?
“It will not be right to say that because of what people are going to say, he has to stay in Nigeria to seek treatment,” Lia Mohammed said.