President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed what contributed to the success of his 16-day medical checkup in London, the United Kingdom, saying it was possible owing to the “well wishes” of Nigerians.
The 78-year-old flew out of the most populous nation in Africa on March 30 on what his handlers described as a “routine medical checkup” – with the former military ruler returning to Nigeria on 15 April.
Speaking with journalists shortly after his arrival in Abuja after the trip, Mr Buhari said: “It went very well, after your good wishes,” in response to a question about how he felt after the medical checkup in London.
On what Nigerians should expect from his administration going forward after the rest in London, the President simply said, “Continuity.”
It was gathered that the latest medical trip of the president was fraught with protests, as some Nigerians expressed concern over how Mr. Buhari would abandon the hospitals in Nigeria to seek medical care in another country, with others saying it was a waste of taxpayers’ money.
Former presidential spokesman Reno Omokri flew into London on 2 April to lead the #HarassBuhariOutOfLondon protest, citing his decision to initiate the demonstration as: “Buhari is not running a government. He is running a criminal enterprise.”
“President Buhari has been in office for five years. In that time, has budgeted over ₦10 billion Naira for the Aso Rock State House Clinic.
This is the equivalent of $27 million. Is that not enough money to build a hospital and train doctors to treat him and other Nigerians? Yet, his wife, Aisha Buhari, admitted that that clinic cannot even provide ordinary paracetamol. Google it,” the author and lawyer added.