Dubai medical trip: Aisha Buhari keeps mute on nature of ailment

The Nigerian first lady, Aisha Buhari, has kept sealed lip on the nature of ailment which took her to United Arab Emirates (UAE), days after herb return, but only twitted on her post that she was well now and fully recovered.

Penpushing reports that, Mrs Buhari in his first term in office, spent several months in London where he received medical treatment, while the trips, often paid for by the government, are usually met with criticisms.

The first lady travelled to the middle east country for medical treatment, and returned aboard a Nigerian Airforce plane, while many Nigerians have continued urging the country’s political leaders to fix the nation’s broken health system and save cost by patronising them.

Penpushing further reports that, members of the first family, including her husband, who is the country’s President and their close relatives regularly travel outside the country for medical reasons.

The first lady who narrowly escaped air crash while returning to Nigeria from the Middle East country, however, in her tweets on Friday, urged healthcare providers in the country to apply for the federal government’s credit support.

Penpushing also reports that, Mrs Buhari, narrating how she escaped aircrash while returning  said, “On our way back, the Nigerian Airforce Flight encountered a violent clear air turbulence which was navigated safely and professionally by the Captain and crew of the Flight,” she tweeted Friday evening.

The first lady praised the courage and professionalism of the captain and his crew, and spoke of the quality of maintenance of the Airforce’s fleet, stressing, “I want to commend and appreciate the courage and professionalism of the Captain and his crew, the wonderful gallant service men and women of the entire Nigerian Airforce for their dedication to duty and the quality of maintenance of its Fleet,”.

“I recall hosting the private healthcare Providers earlier in the year and we had a very productive engagement where the issue of building the capacity of Nigeria health sector was the major focus, and funding was discovered to be the major challenge,” she wrote.

“I therefore call on the healthcare providers to take the advantage of the Federal Government’s initiative through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) guidelines for the operation of NGN100 Billion Credit Support for the Healthcare Sector as was released recently contained in a circular dated March 25, 2020 to the Commercial Banks.

“This will no doubt help in building and expanding the capacity of the Nigerian health sector and ultimately reduce medical trips and tourism outside the Country.”,the Nigerian first lady emphasised

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