Why We Can’t Disclose Buhari’s Medical Bills – FG

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President Buhari, wife Aisha and one of the grandchildren after his return to Abuja from London on medical vacation.
President Buhari, wife Aisha and one of the grandchildren after his return to Abuja from London on medical vacation
By;SUNDAY ODE, Abuja
The Federal Government on Wednesday  said it can’t disclose President Muhammadu Buhari’s  medical bills due to security reasons.‎
There has been  calls by some Nigerians that the President should disclose the cost of his medical vacation in the United Kingdom
Fielding questions from State House
Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Buhari, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed said he is averred such sensitive information should not be disclosed. ‎
Specifically, he noted that the  matter had come up several times and the government’s position on the matter is quite straight forward.
He said: “What are the President’s conditions of service? What are his entitlements in terms of his wellbeing and health care? The state is supposed to take responsibility for these.
“We believe that asking for how much has been spent on the health of the President is an issue that we should weigh very well both for national security and also for moral issues.I don’t know why we must divulge such very sensitive information.
“I might be wrong but I don’t have experience else where that the President of any country will be ill and be forced to disclose how much the state has spent on his health.
“Yes, there is Freedom of Information Act but it is also carved in such a way that when such information is likely to endanger national security, I think it is an area that is not covered,” he stated.
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