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Nigerian Medical Association Urges President Buhari To Disclose Health Status

The Nigerian Medical Association has called on President Muhmmadu Buhari to disclose his health status to Nigerians.
The President of the NMA, Professor Mike Ogirima, who stated this while speaking with newsmen said Buhari’s disclosure of his health status would douse tension and rumours about his well-being.

Ogirima described Buhari as the number one public servant and the father of the nation, adding that he had his rights and privileges.
He also faulted the management of the information concerning Buhari.

Many Nigerians, including Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, had asked the President to disclose the state of his health to Nigerians.
Soyinka, at a press conference in Lagos on April 28, said Buhari’s failure to publicly disclose his state of health had increased political manipulations in the country.

On his part, a former governor of the old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, said the way forward on the controversy surrounding the health of the President was for the Senate to constitute a board of inquiry to look into the issue.
Also, the Campaign for Democracy said the President should properly hand over power to the Vice-President and seek further medical treatment abroad.

In his response, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the position of the NMA was an opinion that could not be taken as the gospel.



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