Medical trip: Buhari should have stayed back, prominent Nigerians die abroad – Ogunye


A Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Jiti Ogunye, has chided the presidency for seeking medical help for President Muhammadu Buhari in London.

He observed that many prominent Nigerians who traveled abroad for medical treatment rarely survived their illnesses.

He stated this while commenting on the President’s medical vacation abroad during a live political program on Channels TV.

Ogunye said that Nigeria did not lack the necessary manpower to take care of the president’s health within the country since Nigeria-trained doctors were hired overseas to perform great medical feats which implied that medical knowledge was universal.

According to him, what Nigeria lacked was the right medical infrastructure made available in adequate quantity to make the country a hot-bed for medical tourism in Africa

Qgunye lamented that most prominent Nigerians go abroad for medical treatment instead of fixing the country’s health care delivery system that was in shambles.