Updated: March 1, 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari lamented on Friday the cost of medical tourism for his country, and expressed frustration that droves of Nigerians were flying out regularly to seek expensive treatment thousands of miles away.
Mr. Buhari, who travels regularly for treatment in the United Kingdom, said Nigerians should not continue going abroad for medical treatment.
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“Nigerians have suffered so much going abroad for medical treatment. This is not good for us and it must stop, because we can’t afford it again,” he said, according to a report.
Local newspaper, The Punch, said President Buhari was speaking at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, during the inauguration and handover of completed projects to the management of the hospital.