Nigerian Hospitals Not Good Enough For Buhari’s Treatment–Lai Mohammed

By Ikenga Chronicles June 2, 2017

Nigerian Hospitals Not Good Enough For Buhari’s Treatment–Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has revealed that ailing President Muhamamdu Buhari cannot submit himself to be treatment in Nigerian hospitals because of the dilapidated states of the clinics.

Lai Mohammed made this disclosure during a live radio programme titled, ‘Morning Crossfire’, on Nigeria Info Abuja 95.1FM.

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This came as an angry caller had criticised the current administration  for going back on its promise to bar public officials from travelling abroad for medical treatment at the expense of taxpayers.

In his reaction, however, Mohammed said, “My answer is very simple. Mr President is our father, he is the leader of the nation and I think he deserves the best in terms of medical treatment.”

A caller commended the Federal Government for its achievements but lamented the high cost of food prices, especially rice.

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Responding, the minister said, “The truth of the matter is that in 2015, this government imported 580,000MT of rice. We cut it down to 58,000MT in 2016 and we have saved about $200m in the process.

“Yes, we understand the cost of rice is still high and we are going to intervene through price fixing by subsidising the cost of transportation.”

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