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Ngige reveals why buhari went to London for Medical Treatment

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Nigeria’s Labour and Employment Minister, Dr Chris Ngige has stated President Muhammadu Buhari went to the UK for medical remedy to allow him search a second opinion on his well being.

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Talking to The Nation, Ngige acknowledged that it was President Buhari’s proper to hunt medical remedy in London.

He added that abroad remedy is a part of the perks of workplace of a sitting President, former presidents and a few judges within the nation.

Ngige burdened that the president’s medical journey to London has nothing to do with the sorry state of Nigerian hospitals.

He stated: “Buhari has the suitable to journey for medical overseas for 3 causes. Primary, you don’t constraint individuals on their selection of who will deal with them for any ailment or who can be their physician. That’s primary. You may have a selection there.

“Buhari is the top of the federal government of Nigeria and he has a doctor hooked up to him as per the workplace. And if he runs check or does any analysis together with his doctor, he has a proper to what we name ‘Second Opinion’.

“I, Chris Ngige, as small as I’m and a medical physician, I’ve been doing a Second Opinion on my well being within the final 30 years.

“The third cause is that Buhari, as a head of presidency, there are particular perquisites/ perks of workplace and situations of service hooked up to workplaces and appointments in Nigeria.

“Some authorities officers and members of the Judiciary have of their appointment free medical remedy at dwelling and overseas there. And the one factor it’s essential qualify for that is to do what is known as Medical Board Analysis. It’s in our authorities books.

“So, Buhari has been doing Medical Analysis for himself at dwelling and overseas within the final 40 years, at the same time as a military officer and a former head of state. In truth, all former heads of state, by our books, are entitled to free medical remedy overseas.

“So, the factor Buhari is doing is correct.”

On why Buhari can not repair Nigerian hospitals for a second opinion on his well being at dwelling, Ngige stated: “It’s as a result of he has been going there up to now 40 years. He has his physician there. And don’t overlook that he has the suitable of selection.

“It’s not due to the state of our hospitals that he went to London. He has been going there for the previous 40 years. It’s not that.

“Let me inform you. I exploit Nationwide Hospital for my First Line remedy. If you happen to go there, you will note my chart there.

“If you happen to additionally go to the State Home Clinic, additionally, you will see my chart for my eyes. I’ve some eye downside associated to cataract for my age however I take second opinion from overseas. It’s inside my proper,

“It’s not a luxurious for the President in any respect. If it isn’t a luxurious for former Presidents, how can it’s a luxurious for a sitting President. He qualifies on either side. He’s a former head of state and a sitting head of presidency. So, in all classes, he qualifies.

“Rather more importantly, he has the suitable of crosschecking and that’s what we name medical verify. He has the suitable to crosscheck together with his docs or a physician that has his medical historical past. It’s allowed.

“Or are you within the group which says he mustn’t go overseas for medical verify as a result of he’s now the President?

“When he was a personal man, he was taking the payments. What ought to cease him from taking it now?”

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