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September 19, 2016

Buhari spent N3.3bn treating ear infection in UK: Garba Shehu responds

Buhari spent N3.3bn treating ear infection in UK: Garba Shehu responds

President Muhammadu Buhari’s official spokesman Garba Shehu has refuted an article by Farooq Kperogi which suggested that the Nigerian leader spent ‎£6bn (N3.3bn) during his trip to London, United Kingdom in a bid to treat a persistent ear infection.

Garba Shehu said on Sunday:

The disclosure on Prof. Farooq Kperogi’s wall that President Muhammadu Buhari’s ear treatment in the United Kingdom cost a whopping six million pounds must have shocked many of the respected scholar’s followers.

The story reads like an incredible tale by moonlight that belongs to a different era, which fortunately is now history. That’s when a fortunate lady saved USD15 million for medical treatment! But was it possible that the account of this balanced journalism teacher was hacked?

I will give him the benefit of the doubt. Given the austere president we have, Muhammadu Buhari would not have approved this amount if he was shown a six million Pounds bill. I won’t be surprised if the President may have asked if the fat bill was for the purchase of a brand new pair of ears!

I’m prepared to share documents with Farooq, one of the brightest ever produced from the Bayero University Kano (BUK) that the whole treatment, including a follow-up visit by a specialist to Nigeria didn’t cost 50,000 pounds.

For the records, the administration advanced a higher sum, but the President’s doctor returned the balance to the treasury.

Indeed, it’s a New Day, and President Buhari’s change mantra is real. Let no one confuse my fellow 

countrymen and women.
 

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