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Buhari puts a stop to govt officials' medical care trips abroad

28 April 2016, 13:46

Sokoto - The Federal government says it will no longer provide fund for government officials to travel out of the country for medical treatment on cases that could be handled locally.

President Muhammadu Buhari made the revelation in Sokoto during the 56th Annual General Conference and delegates meeting of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA).

Also read: Buhari meets former senate president, former speaker over budget

Speaking through the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, Buhari said Nigeria’s hard-earned resources will not be lavished on any government official seeking medical care abroad, when such can be handled in the country.

"While this administration will not deny anyone of his or her fundamental human rights, we will certainly not encourage expending Nigerian hard-earned resources on any government official seeking medical care abroad, when such can be handled in Nigeria."

Source: Daily Post

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