👤 By Abdul Tukur
An aide to President Muhammadu Buhari has said he is expected back home from the UK at the weekend.
Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity made the comments during a phone-in-interview on Channels Television Breakfast Programme, Sunrise Daily.
He argued that the President health was “something private and personal.
“The fact that a man is a president does not remove his right and privileges to privacy,” he said: “So, unless Mr President comes out voluntarily and willingly to tell the country that ‘this is what I have suffered from, this is what I have been treated for’…even the medical doctor does not have the right to say it.
“It is in the hippocratic oath that the medical doctors take. They cannot disclose the ailment of the patient without the permission of that patient.”
Mr Adesina added: “We all need that from time to time. There is nobody that is 100% healthy. He is just going for a review. I want to believe that he will come back on Saturday as planned.”
On Monday, President Buhari announced that he was travelling to see his doctors.
Despite promising to put an end to “medical tourism” for government officials, this is the third time the 75-year-old Nigerian President has travelled abroad to receive treatment.
The last time, President Buhari travelled for medical treatment, he spent over a 100 days away from office instead of the 10 days he actually sought for.
DENISAURUS News is not entirely convinced that President Buhari will be arriving back to the country on Saturday 12 May, 2018.