Aisha Buhari Returns from UAE, Calls For Improved Healthcare Services
Aisha Buhari, President Buhari’s wife who was flown to Dubai, United Arab Emirates for the treatment of neck pain on July 31, has returned to the country on August 22.
In a statement announcing her arrival, the First Lady revealed that the Nigerian Airforce Flight While conveying her home encountered a violent clear air turbulence but it was professionally navigated by the Captain and crew members.
She called on healthcare providers to take advantage of the Central Bank of Nigeria N100 billion health care credit support facility to expand the frontiers of the health sector.
In addition, the First Lady commended men and women of the Nigeria Airforce for what she described as their dedication to duty and effective maintenance of the aircraft in military agency’s fleet.
The statement reads;
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 Arabs 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 a 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 service men 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 was released recently contained in a circular dated March 25, 2020 to the Commercial Banks.
This will no doubt help in building and expanding the capacity of the Nigerian health sector and ultimately reduce medical trips and tourism outside the Country.
Once again, I thank our frontline workers, and all Nigerians for their steadfast as we navigate the challenges facing the entire world.