Aisha Buhari, wife of Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari seems to be following her daughter, Zahra’s footsteps in condemning the management of the Aso Rock Clinic.
Last week, Zahra Buhari took to her social media page to call-out the Permanent Secretary of the State House, Jalal Arabi, for his inability to provide even as little as Paracetamol tablets to the clinic despite a budget of N3 billion for the provision of drugs to the hospital.
Speaking at a stakeholders meeting on Reproductive, Maternal, Nutrition, Child Advocacy and Health and Nutrition, RMNCAH+N, at the State House, Abuja on Monday; Mrs Buhari who claims she recently fell ill and was advised to travel to London for treatment, said she refused, opting to go the Aso Rock Clinic.
“I called the Aso Clinic to find out if they have an X-Ray machine, they said it’s not working".
“In the end, I had to go to a hospital owned and operated by foreigners 100 per cent".
“There is a budget for the Hospital and if you go there now, you will see a number of constructions going on but they don’t have a single syringe there. What is the purpose of the buildings if there are no equipment there to work with?”
“You can imagine what happens across the states to governors wives if this will happen to me in Abuja,” she said.
Last week, the Aso Rock Clinic management had stated that it was short of funds for major projects and purchases and would demand the commercialisation of the clinic’s operations for efficiency.