By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
The Presidency has come out to clear the air on the trending rumours that President Muhammadu Buhari spent a whooping six miklion pounds in treating an ear infection in the UK earlier this year.
Reacting to a column by Professor Farooq Kperogi, SSA Media and Publicity to the president, Garba Shehu said that the entire process cost only 50,000 pounds.
In the response titled ‘In Response to Prof. Farooq Kperogi’ which AUTHENTIC News Daily got a copy of, his SSA said that President Buhari’s change mantra is real.
Read the full response below:
“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 followers.
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 pounds.
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 coin use my fellow countrymen and women”