Buhari’s Foreign Health Trips Pose Risk, PFN Warns

Wale Oke
Bishop Wale Oke


  • President Muhammadu Buhari returned from London on Thursday where he underwent a routine medical checkup amidst Public outcry on the state of Nigeria’s health sector

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has said the country is not being told the truth about the health condition of President Muhammadu Buhari. 

The PFN President, Bishop Wale Oke, urged the Federal Government to be open on the condition of Buhari’s health so that the Christian body would know how to pray for him.

Oke, who spoke in Lagos at a press briefing, also wondered why the President preferred travelling abroad for medical checkups instead of fixing the nation’s health care system.

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Buhari’s Foreign Health Trips Pose Risk, PFN Warns

He said, “We are praying for our President, for good health; he has been out of the country for two weeks on health matters. However, two things give us concern about our President’s sojourn. We feel that the nation is not being told all the truth. We ask that the Federal Government and Presidency should lay the cards on the table and tell us what is happening to our President. He is no longer a private person; he belongs to us, so we will know how to direct our prayers. Stop hiding the health status of our President, tell the whole nation and then we will know what to do.

“Again, we are concerned that whenever our President needs a health check, he will go out of the country. To us, that is a major national security risk. Does it mean our President is safer in the hands of foreigners than our hands? Supposing those people, in an attempt to undermine our nation, play games with our President, what can we do? Why should our elected officers be going abroad for health care when they can inject money in our health care sector?”

Oke also criticised negotiation between bandits and government representatives, describing it as unacceptable.



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