Mallam Garba Shehu, the Spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari has
said that the President spent about twenty million naira as medical
expenses for his ear treatment.
Shehu in a post on his Facebook page which he titled “In Response to Prof.
Reads “The disclosure on Prof. Farooq Kperogi’s wall that President
Muhammadu Buhari’s ear treatment in the United Kingdom cost a whopping six
million pounds must have shocked many of the respected scholar’s
The story reads like an incredible tale by moonlight that belongs to a
different era, which fortunately is now history. That’s when a fortunate
lady saved USD15 million for medical treatment!
But was it possible that the account of this balanced journalism teacher
was hacked? I will give him the benefit of the doubt. Given the austere
president we have, Muhammadu Buhari would not have approved this amount if
he was shown a six million Pounds bill.
I won’t be surprised if the President may have asked if the fat bill was
for the purchase of a brand new pair of ears!
I’m prepared to share documents with Farooq, one of the brightest ever
produced from the Bayero University Kano (BUK) that the whole treatment,
including a follow-up visit by a specialist to Nigeria didn’t cost 50,000
For the records, the administration advanced a higher sum, but the
President’s doctor returned the balance to the treasury. Indeed, it’s a
New Day, and President Buhari’s change mantra is real. Let no one confuse
my fellow countrymen and women.”