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Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by Islie: 9:43am On Jul 21
President Hasn’t Visited Facility In Over 4 Years – Sources


• Presidency Aides Fail To React


By Igho Akeregha


In the build up to his election in 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari had, on his campaign trail, listed the abolition of medical tourism as one of his cardinal objectives in government. Not a few Nigerians relished the possible ripple effect such action would have on the health sector and by extension, the economy.

But since assuming office, President Buhari has done everything but keep to his pledge, what with his penchant for travelling overseas for medical treatment at will. The health sector and indeed, the economy have been worse for it. More alarming, however, is the discovery by The Guardian that President Buhari has not visited the Aso Rock Clinic for any form of medical consultation or treatment since taking the reins in 2015.

Yet, competent sources could not explain why the President has opted to stay away from the medical facility since his first election. A source confirmed that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his family are documented for using facilities at the Villa clinic. “Occasionally, the Vice President and his family come in to be attended to for one reason or the other,” the source said.

Another source disclosed that former President Goodluck Jonathan was a regular face at the hospital and was even treated by Dentists when he had a tooth problem. While campaigning ahead of the 2015 elections, President Buhari had promised to sponsor a bill against medical tourism by public officials to encourage patronage of Nigerian hospitals.

But the President has flouted his own promise, frequenting Europe to attend to his ailing health. Between 2017 and 2018, he visited doctors in Europe to examine and treat him for an undisclosed illness. The situation drew heavy criticisms from his opponents. In 2018, for instance, there was agitation for the President to resign after he spent over 100 days in a United Kingdom hospital and became inaccessible, except for a few politicians.

His wife, Aisha Buhari had in 2017, attacked the management of the Aso Rock Clinic over poor equipment and non-availability of drugs.
Aisha had followed the footsteps of her daughter, Zahra, who earlier criticised the management of the Clinic. Zahra Buhari had taken to her Instagram page to criticise the Permanent Secretary of the State House, Jalal Arabi, for his inability to provide even Paracetamol tablets to the clinic despite a budget of N3 billion for the provision of drugs to the hospital.

Speaking at a stakeholders meeting on Reproductive, Maternal, Nutrition, Child Advocacy and Health and Nutrition, RMNCAH+N, at the State House, Abuja, Mrs. Buhari had revealed that she took ill and was advised to travel to London for treatment, but she refused. “I called the Aso Clinic to find out if they have an X-Ray machine, they said it’s not working. In the end, I had to go to a hospital owned and operated by foreigners 100 per cent. There is a budget for the Hospital and if you go there now, you will see a number of constructions going on but they don’t have a single syringe there. What is the purpose of the buildings if there are no equipment there to work with? You can imagine what happens across the states to governors’ wives if this will happen to me in Abuja,” she said.

The Aso Rock Clinic management, at the time, responded swiftly to the criticism, saying it was short of funds for major projects and purchases and would demand the commercialisation of the clinic’s operations for efficiency. But after four years, sources maintained that nothing has changed in the hospital as it still remains without critical equipment and drugs to meet the medical needs of the Presidency. Efforts to get reaction from the Presidency on the matter proved abortive.


https://guardian.ng/news/nigeria/shocking-buhari-shuns-aso-rock-hospital/

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Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by LUGBE: 9:46am On Jul 21
Is well
Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by Young03(m): 9:49am On Jul 21
yusuf will be treated in Germany if he falls sick

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Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by inoki247: 9:50am On Jul 21
Lol the Clinic on is own is meant to be a Looting Machine... Buhari system is programmed to work with London Operating system

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Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by TIGRITIS: 9:50am On Jul 21

By Igho Akeregha


In the build up to his election in 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari had, on his campaign trail, listed the abolition of medical tourism as one of his cardinal objectives in government. Not a few Nigerians relished the possible ripple effect such action would have on the health sector and by extension, the economy.

But since assuming office, President Buhari has done everything but keep to his pledge, what with his penchant for travelling overseas for medical treatment at will. The health sector and indeed, the economy have been worse for it. More alarming, however, is the discovery by The Guardian that President Buhari has not visited the Aso Rock Clinic for any form of medical consultation or treatment since taking the reins in 2015.

Yet, competent sources could not explain why the President has opted to stay away from the medical facility since his first election. A source confirmed that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his family are documented for using facilities at the Villa clinic. “Occasionally, the Vice President and his family come in to be attended to for one reason or the other,” the source said.

Another source disclosed that former President Goodluck Jonathan was a regular face at the hospital and was even treated by Dentists when he had a tooth problem. While campaigning ahead of the 2015 elections, President Buhari had promised to sponsor a bill against medical tourism by public officials to encourage patronage of Nigerian hospitals. 

But the President has flouted his own promise, frequenting Europe to attend to his ailing health. Between 2017 and 2018, he visited doctors in Europe to examine and treat him for an undisclosed illness. The situation drew heavy criticisms from his opponents. In 2018, for instance, there was agitation for the President to resign after he spent over 100 days in a United Kingdom hospital and became inaccessible, except for a few politicians.

His wife, Aisha Buhari had in 2017, attacked the management of the Aso Rock Clinic over poor equipment and non-availability of drugs.
Aisha had followed the footsteps of her daughter, Zahra, who earlier criticised the management of the Clinic. Zahra Buhari had taken to her Instagram page to criticise the Permanent Secretary of the State House, Jalal Arabi, for his inability to provide even Paracetamol tablets to the clinic despite a budget of N3 billion for the provision of drugs to the hospital.

Speaking at a stakeholders meeting on Reproductive, Maternal, Nutrition, Child Advocacy and Health and Nutrition, RMNCAH+N, at the State House, Abuja, Mrs. Buhari had revealed that she took ill and was advised to travel to London for treatment, but she refused. “I called the Aso Clinic to find out if they have an X-Ray machine, they said it’s not working. In the end, I had to go to a hospital owned and operated by foreigners 100 per cent. There is a budget for the Hospital and if you go there now, you will see a number of constructions going on but they don’t have a single syringe there. What is the purpose of the buildings if there are no equipment there to work with? You can imagine what happens across the states to governors’ wives if this will happen to me in Abuja,” she said.

The Aso Rock Clinic management, at the time, responded swiftly to the criticism, saying it was short of funds for major projects and purchases and would demand the commercialisation of the clinic’s operations for efficiency. But after four years, sources maintained that nothing has changed in the hospital as it still remains without critical equipment and drugs to meet the medical needs of the Presidency. Efforts to get reaction from the Presidency on the matter proved abortive.



https://guardian.ng/news/nigeria/shocking-buhari-shuns-aso-rock-hospital/

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Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by Oriflame918(m): 9:50am On Jul 21
He might have his personal reasons, no one can tell though undecided
Anyways we wish papa Good health now and always....
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Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by BlackAlbinoo: 10:26am On Jul 21
I don't give damn where Buhari receives his medical treatments from,that dude ain't my president.

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Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by soberdrunk(m): 5:40pm On Jul 21
Problem dey oooo!! angry
Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by festacman(m): 5:40pm On Jul 21
With the way those Aso Rock workers voted against him in the last presidential elections, nobody should expect Buhari to go near that clinic till May 29 2023.

Wishing my President excellent health of both mind and body for the journey ahead.

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Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by tardell007(m): 5:40pm On Jul 21
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Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by lonelydora: 5:40pm On Jul 21
Why won't he shun it? A clinic you can't even get a paracetamol, according to Aisha Buhari

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Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by lastempero: 5:40pm On Jul 21
Some people are bound to fail.

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Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by Bossontop(m): 5:41pm On Jul 21
undecided
Why him no go shun am when there is no ordinary paracetamol there (buhari's daughter) and millions of naira was allocated for maintenance of d hospital in the budget.......

And also d man no wan die!!!

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Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by Mescana22(m): 5:41pm On Jul 21
Who cares?? He better avoid the clinic because his hands are filledvwith blood, he might go there and a nurse will die

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Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by Automatic3444(m): 5:41pm On Jul 21
grin he went there to buy bottle water and fura da nunu

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Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by Muyiwaipere(m): 5:41pm On Jul 21
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Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by obi4eze: 5:42pm On Jul 21
Jubrin Al Sudani shuns Aso Rock Hospital

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Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by Firefire(m): 5:42pm On Jul 21
Empty clinic

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Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by Pavarottii(m): 5:42pm On Jul 21
TIGRITIS:
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U r ashamed Even at the buhari in this one right, u can't take this one right... Thank God u seeingwith ur own eyes, that d one u support is corrupt...thats why u cancelled it.. Cos u sef can't believe 3billion but no paracetamol...
That's how corrupt ur president is... Even is wife has complained so which defence will an apc supporter have... Watch how they will flee this thread like it has Ebola.

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Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by bastardmod: 5:43pm On Jul 21
Who is still talking about jubril Al sudani? Useless satanic agent of destruction. May Allah destroy jubril... Insha Allah amin grin

Meanwhile https://www.nairaland.com/5290520/women-scum

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Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by Factfinder1(m): 5:43pm On Jul 21
Hypocrite
Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by Firefire(m): 5:43pm On Jul 21
lonelydora:
Why won't he shun it? A clinic you can't even get a paracetamol, according to Aisha Buhari


Budget looted by APC led Ruga gonment

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Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by Auxtin85(m): 5:43pm On Jul 21
Yet this man is still being assumed the best President since 1999 by zombies. Who do us this one? Buhari is a punishment to Nigerians because we fail to listen to the soft voice of History

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Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by gurujoe(m): 5:43pm On Jul 21
Oriflame918:
He might have his personal reasons, no one can tell though undecided
Anyways we wish papa Good health now and always....
Likewise I still remain NL very beat oriflame consultant...
Check my signature and contact me for any product of your choice....
We sell perfumes, anti ageing products, skin care set products, cosmetics, stretch marks removal products etc etc...
Contact me for more information cool
Oriflame918= Orizombie918

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Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by Pavarottii(m): 5:43pm On Jul 21
3billion and u there is no paracetamol... How do I expect to see syringe or drop there... Hospital that was upgraded by Good luck jonathan.. He went there frequently for treatments wen he was president... Now from this thread who is the CORRUPT PRESIDENT...

U all should know the answer... Drops mic...

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Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by Paperwhite(m): 5:44pm On Jul 21
Send his children to school outside.He still goes to seek healthcare outside yet they ask the poor to patronize Nigeria when they don't believe in the failed system they have created.For all the zombies of this govt, God will continue to punish you.

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Re: Buhari Shuns Aso Rock Hospital - The Guardian by Chapelbeatz(m): 5:46pm On Jul 21
Im nt commenting

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