The Presidency the last evening said it was not aware of everything of any sudden change of mind by President Muhammadu Buhari to travel back to London for another round of medicinal check up.
The response was incited by a few reports that Buhari, who had upon his arrival from London on a therapeutic excursion scarcely three weeks prior, said he would not backpedal for further treatment but rather would rather import specialists to treat him in Abuja.
Speaking through the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the Presidency said the news of the President not backpedaling was false.
He, in any case, did not determine the date of Buhari’s proposed return to the United Kingdom for further check up. Just on Wednesday, the government said that it would not disclose the hospital expenses of the President.
“It is false news. We are not aware of the reported advance movements. The last time the President spoke about this, he said he would return to his doctors after some time. We are not aware that this has changed,” Shehu said.
Web-based social networking was yesterday awashed with information that the Presidency had conveyed to the nation the President’s doctors to stave off his travelling to the UK for continuation of his treatment.