Saturday, January 4, 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari says going abroad for medical treatment is not good for us and it must stop

Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday that Nigerians should stop the habit of going abroad for medical treatment.

Buhari made this statement during the inauguration and handover of completed projects to the management of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki. He stated that project was executed to check flooding and gully erosion in the hospital.

“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,” he said.

Recall that the president had visited the United Kingdom on several occasions for medical treatment.

The President was represented by Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, honorable Minister of Science and Technology.

He said, “We have paid very serious attention to the health of our people and will continue to do so. The projects you celebrate their completion today were seriously affecting the workings of this teaching hospital. But today, we can say their completion have started helping to improve on the performance and welfare of both the staff and patients of this hospital.

“I wish to use this medium to congratulate the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, and his team in the Ecological Fund Office; the project contractor, Messrs Amayaro Nigeria Limited, as well as the project consultant, Messrs Kanode and Associates Limited, for their commitment to ensuring timely and speedy completion of the project.”