With New State House Clinic, No Need For Nigerian Presidents To Go Abroad – Aisha Buhari

First Lady Aisha Buhari has disclosed that the new N21bn Presidential Wing of the State House Medical Centre will end medical tourism for Nigerian presidents.

First Lady Aisha Buhari, alongside President Muhammadu Buhari, and other esteemed guests, attended the commissioning ceremony of the facility at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday.

During the event, Mrs. Buhari expressed her delight, stating that the state-of-the-art medical facility would eliminate the need for future presidents and their families to seek medical treatment abroad.

Mrs. Buhari disclosed that the project had been initiated six years ago, prompted by her husband’s three-month-long consecutive medical trip abroad.

Recognising the abundance of medical expertise within Nigeria, she emphasised the importance of establishing a reliable platform for high-quality healthcare services.

The First Lady underscored the necessity for a dedicated medical center to cater specifically to the First Family’s health needs, as the existing facility was burdened with serving approximately 35,000 individuals.

Consequently, the establishment of the VIP Wing within close proximity to the presidential villa became a pressing priority.

When asked onthe impact of the new medical center on future healthcare arrangements for Nigerian leaders, Mrs. Buhari affirmed that overseas medical trips would now be rendered unnecessary.

Instead, she said the facility would welcome medical experts from abroad to collaborate with Nigerian professionals, ensuring exceptional healthcare standards locally.

She said: “No need for any leader to spend months and months abroad because of healthcare. This one is for the health and wellness of the First Family. They don’t need to go abroad now. They only need to maybe fly in experts to help our people.”