Senate to State House officials: Stop Buhari from foreign medical trips

Senate to State House officials: Stop Buhari from foreign medical trips

The Senate on Thursday, urged State House officials to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from embarking on foreign trips for medical purpose by putting the State House clinic in good shape.
The Senate Committee on Federal Character and Intergovernmental Affairs, gave the advise when the State House Permanent Secretary,  Tijani Umar, appeared before the panel to defend his 2021 budget estimates.
The State House official had presented a budget of N19.7bn for 2021, out of which N1.3bn was proposed for the State House Clinic.
The Chairman of the Senate panel, Senator Danjuma La’ah, said the committee would approve the budget for the State House Clinic but that President and other top officials of his government should no longer be flown abroad for medical treatment again.
Speaking with newsmen after the budget defence session, the Permanent Secretary promised to put necessary arrangements in place to meet the medical needs of the President and other top officials once the budget was the budget is approved.

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