Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has said that the president is not in London for treatment, noting that after treatment for the president’s “persistent ear infection”, he was advised by his personal physician and an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist to seek further evaluation, since he will be in London.
Adesina made this known in an interview with PUNCH‘s correspondent. He said:
You can check the statement we issued on Sunday again. The President did not go to London for treatment.
We made it clear in that statement that he had been treated in Nigeria here.
The medical experts here only told him that since he will be in London, he can seize that opportunity for evaluation.
The President has not broken any rule.
The statement issued by Adesina on Sunday read:
President Muhammadu Buhari will take 10 days off and travel to London on Monday June 6th, to rest.
During the holiday, he will see an E.N.T. specialist for a persistent ear infection.
The President was examined by his Personal Physician and an E.N.T Specialist in Abuja and was treated.
Both Nigerian doctors recommended further evaluation purely as a precaution.