Stop Buhari From Medical Trips – Senate Tells State House Officials

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The Senate on Thursday told State House officials to restrain the President Buhari from foreign trips for medical treatment in order to ensure the State House clinic becomes functional this year.

Buhari Nigeria presidentThe Senate Committee on Federal Character and Intergovernmental Affairs gave the warning when the State House Permanent Secretary, Tijani Umar, appeared before the panel to defend his 2021 budget estimates. The State House official had presented a budget of N19.7bn for 2021, out of which N1.3bn was proposed for the State House Clinic.

Muhammadu BuhariReacting to the proposal, the Chairman of the Senate panel, Senator Danjuma La’ah, said the committee would approve the budget for the State House Clinic but insisted that  President Buhari and other top officials of his government should no longer be flown abroad for medical treatment. In an interview with journalists after defending his budget, the Permanent Secretary promised to put necessary arrangements in place to meet the medical needs of the President and other top officials once the budget was approved.
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