June 8, 2016

Buhari went to London to rest, not for treatment – Presidency

Buhari went to London to rest, not for treatment - Presidency
The special adviser to Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, yesterday on Tuesday noted that the Nigerian president is out of the country to rest and not for treatment of an ear infection, even as the president made it clear before departing for London on Monday (read here).

Said Adesina:

“You can check the statement we issued on Sunday again. The President did not go to London for treatment. We made it clear in that statement that he had been treated in Nigeria here. The medical experts here only told him that since he will be in London, he can seize that opportunity for evaluation. The President has not broken any rule.”

However, the statement issued by the Presidency on Sunday 6th June 2016 read:

President Buhari will take 10 days off and travel to London from Monday June 6th, to rest.
During the holiday, the President will see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist for a persistent ear infection. The President was examined by his Personal Physician and an E.N.T Specialist in Abuja and was treated.
Both Nigerian doctors recommended further evaluation purely as a precaution.

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