Presidency: No plan to bring London doctors to treat Buhari in Abuja


    THERE are no plans to fly in doctors from the United Kingdom (UK) to treat President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Presidency said yesterday.

    The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said the plan for the President to return to his doctors in the UK for follow-ups has not changed.

    On his return on March 10 after a 49-day medical vacation in the UK, President Buhari said he would return to London after few weeks for further checks on his treatment.

    There have been insinuations that instead of going back to London for the follow-up, the President had decided to bring his doctors to Abuja.

    But Mallam Shehu debunked the report in a chat with reporters in Abuja yesterday.

    According to him, it was not true that Buhari had decided to bring his doctors to Nigeria instead of returning to London.

    His words: “It is false news (that Buhari is no longer going to London). We are not aware of the reported advance movements. The last time the President spoke about this, he said he would return to his doctors after some time. We are not aware that this has changed.”