Aisha Buhari, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, revealed she recently fell sick and against all advice, refused to go to London to receive treatment.
Mrs Buhari, while speaking at the stakeholders meeting on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) said that she was recently forced to visit a hospital owned by foreigners when she fell sick.
Mrs Buhari, however said when she fell sick, she was advised to go to London for medical attention, but she declined, opting to use the Aso Rock Clinic, unfortunately the necessary equipment were lacking at the clinic designated for the first family.
She said: “Few weeks ago I was sick as well, they advised me to take the first flight to London, I refused to go. I said I must be treated in Nigeria because there is a budget for an assigned clinic to take care of us.
“If the budget is N100 million, we need to know how it is spent. Along the line, I insisted they call Aso Clinic to find out if the X-ray machine was working, they said it was not working.
“I had to go to a hospital that was established by foreigners in and out 100 percent. What does that mean?”
The Aso Rock Clinic management, while reacting to Zahra’s criticism, said it was short of funds for major projects and purchases and would demand the commercialisation of the clinic’s operations for efficiency.