President Muhammadu Buhari prefers to have his medical check-up in the United Kingdom (UK) because doctors in Nigeria do not have his medical profile.
This was disclosed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday during an interview session on TV.
According to him, his boss prefers to have his medical check-up in the United Kingdom because the doctors here in Nigeria do not have his medical profile. Adesina added that the president has been using a medical team in the UK for over 40 years.
“President Buhari has been with the same doctors and medical team for upward of 40 years,” he said when asked why the President couldn’t have been treated in Nigeria.
“It is advisable that he continues with those who know his medical history and that is why he comes to London to see them. He has used the same medical team for over 40 years. Once you can afford it, then stay with the team that has your history,” Adesina added.
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- Buhari left for London on Monday to attend an education summit after which he will have a medical check-up, his office said.
- Buhari, 78, visited London several times for check-ups between May 2015, when he was first elected, and 2017 for an undisclosed ailment.
- Adesina said the Nigerian leader would also participate in the Global Education Summit co-hosted by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.