Buhari spent only N20 million on ear treatment – Presidency | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper


The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, says President Muhammadu Buhari spent less than £50,000 (N20.5m) on the treatment of an ear infection in the United Kingdom.

Shehu said this in a Facebook post on Sunday night while responding to an allegation by Prof. Farooq Kperogi that Buhari spent £6m during his treatment in June.

The President’s spokesman said Buhari’s government believed in accountability and curbing wast

Shehu said the Presidency had approved over £50,000 for the President’s treatment but Buhari rejected it.

He said, “The disclosure on Prof. Farooq Kperogi’s wall that President Muhammadu Buhari’s ear treatment in the United Kingdom cost a whopping £6m must have shocked many of the respected scholar’s followers.

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

“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.”

Shehu made an indirect jibe at Dame Patience Jonathan – wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan – who claimed that the $15m found in some company accounts was for her medical treatment.

He added that President Buhari would have rejected the bill if the doctor had charged him £6m.

He added, “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 $15m 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 £6m 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!”

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  1. Hahahaha! Change dole! 20 million naira only? Hahahaha! So if na heart problem nko! ( God forbid) it will be 3 billion naira when Nigeria is broke ooo! Na now corruption wear bats sokoto and Babariga. Change dole! When many Nigerians are already suffering from hunger and malnutrition. And in the whole of Nigeria No single specialist doctor can handle it oooo! ...and am sure series of doctors and specialist are on the presidency pay role ooo... Collecting fat salaries and allowances.
    Therefore, Changi must start with them ooo! O to!

  2. You people, continue mocking Nigerians.

  3. You called 20 million naira only??

  4. This is the change they promised, N20,000,000 just for ear infection that you can use cotton bud and hydrogen peroxide to clean!!!
    APC govt is a TOTAL FAILURE. Or was it Ear HIV ?

    1. No be only hydrogen peroxide. He can use snipper since the bacteria that caused PMB ear's infection is too difficult to be cured by the Nigerian doctors


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