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Presidential aide defends Aisha Buhari

– Presidential aide Aliyu Abdullah has defended Aisha Buhari’s call for improved health sector after returning from medical trips

– Nigerians had criticised the First Lady as some considered her statement insensitive being that she travelled out for medical care

– Abdullah, however, said those criticising Mrs Buhari are Nigeria’s real enemies and hypocrites

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Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, recently returned from the United Arab Emirates where she went for medical treatment.

Upon her return, the First Lady called for improvement in the capacity of Nigeria’s health sector so as to reduce foreign medical trips.

Meanwhile, her statement calling for improved hospitals drew the ire of many Nigerians on social media.

Some are of the opinion that her statement is insensitive being that she travelled out for medical care.

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Presidential aide defends Aisha Buhari over call for improved health sector

Presidential aide defends Aisha Buhari over call for improved health sector. Photo credit: Aisha Buhari
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However, Aliyu Abdullah, a special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publiciy, has defended the First Lady’s statement.

In a thread of tweets posted on Monday, August 24, Abdullah accused those criticising Mrs Buhari as being Nigeria’s real enemies and hypocrites.

His tweets: “Those abusing the First Lady @aishambuhari for daring to own and speak up on her truth and called for something to be done to reduce medical tourism based on her recent experience where she sought for medical treatment outside the country are the real enemies of our country & hypocrites

“Past/present political leaders and their families did/do this all the time but they will never own up to it, talk less of admitting something is wrong with our healthcare system and needs fixing. They simply keep/kept mute, or tell lies except where something goes wrong.

“But not this First Lady, not @aishambuhari, she will rather receive the bashing that comes with speaking up than maintain a deafening silence even where she has a choice to remain quite, a right to her privacy. This is the stuff she’s made up of, transparency and courage.”

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Meanwhile, a video of President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura in high spirits has emerged following conflicting reports that he had been flown to the United Kingdom for medical treatment. gathered that Johannes Tobi Wojuola a member of the president’s media team shared the video on his Twitter handle @Johannxs on Saturday, August 22.

Released in the wake of rumours stating that the president’s nephew was flown abroad for medical treatment, the video showed Daura dressed in native with a white cap whilst on a phone call.

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