By Chinenye Festus:-
Nigeria’s First Lady Aisha Buhari has been out of the country for a medical trip in the UAE (United Arab Emirates), it was gathered that Mrs. Buhari’s exit from the country on August 8, although her office did not confirm the news at the time.
A statement signed by her and made available to Channels Television on Saturday showed that she is back in the country.
According to Mrs. Buhari, she said healthcare providers should take advantage of the Federal Government’s N100bn credit support for the health sector in order to ramp up capacity.
She said if healthcare providers could improve the capacity of the country’s health sector, it will reduce foreign medical trips and everyone will take advantage of the improved health sector in the country.
Mrs. Buhari in her statement extended her gratitude to men and women of Nigeria Airforce who made her journey back to Nigeria a smooth one, she also thanked Nigerians who prayed for her and wished her quick recovery.
READ MRS BUHARI’S FULL STATEMENT:
I want to use this opportunity to thank all Nigerians for their prayers and well wishes while I was away for medical treatment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). I am well now and fully recovered and had since returned back home, Nigeria.
On our way back, the Nigerian Airforce Flight encountered violent clear air turbulence which was navigated safely and professionally by the Captain and crew of the Flight.
I want to commend and appreciate the courage and professionalism of the Captain and his crew, the wonderful gallant servicemen and women of the entire Nigerian Airforce for their dedication to duty, and the quality of maintenance of its Fleet.
I recall hosting the private healthcare Providers earlier in the year and we had a very productive engagement where the issue of building the capacity of Nigeria health sector was the major focus, and funding was discovered to be the major challenge.
I, therefore, call on the healthcare providers to take the advantage of the Federal Government’s initiative through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) guidelines for the operation of NGN100 Billion Credit Support for the Healthcare Sector as we navigate the challenges facing the entire world.
Aisha Muhammadu Buhari
First Lady, Federal Republic of Nigeria
August 22, 2020