Senate Moves To Stop Buhari From Making Foreign Medical Trips

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President Muhammadu Buhari waving as he boards a flight
Senate Moves To Stop Buhari From Making Foreign Medical Trips - Vantage News Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari waving as he boards a flight

The Senate Committee on Federal Character and Intergovernmental Affairs, on Thursday, urged officials of the State House, Abuja to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from embarking on medical trips abroad.

The Senators charged the State House officials to ensure that the State House clinic is fully functional and well equipped in order for the President to fully use it for medical purposes.

The committee made this known when the Permanent Secretary of the State House, Tijani Umar, defended his 2021 budget estimates before the panel.

Umar presented a budget of N1.3 billion for the State House Clinic out of the total budget proposal of N19.7billion for the 2021 fiscal year.

Reacting on behalf of the committee, the Chairman, Senator Danjuma La’ah, who stated that the budget for the clinic would be approved, added that Buhari and his officials should no longer be flown abroad for medical purposes.

In response, Umar promised that the clinic will be well equipped in order to meed the medical demands of Buhari and his officials.

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