The Nigerian Presidency has blamed the PDP led administration for president Buhari’s frequent travel abroad for medical treatment.
According to a statement by Demi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to president Buhari, the president never made any promise to Nigerians that he will never seekedical treatment abroad.
He further blamed PDP, for the poor state of health care facilities in the country today adding that the situation was a major reason for the president’s medical trips abroad.
He said, “There was a time we could have afforded it, but the money was not properly spent. That’s why the President keeps lamenting that for a certain number of years consistently, oil prices stood at $100 per barrel, going as high as $120 per barrel at a time, and we were producing about 2.1 million barrels daily.
“Then when he (Buhari) came, oil prices plunged to $37 per barrel, so he called the Central Bank Governor and said, ‘Do we have savings?’ and the Governor said ‘No savings.’
“The question is, ‘What did they do with that money? Why didn’t they fix our hospitals in all those years that we had boom?’
“And you know that since 2015, things have been down and they are just looking up now. As things look up, if they ever ever get back to where we were, if we ever get back to $100 per barrel for oil under the Buhari administration, it’s doubtful.
“But if we ever get there, you can be sure that a lot will get done, because this is a prudent administration and the money of Nigerians will be used to serve Nigerians.”