Nigerians have taken to social media to slam the Presidency over the announcement of the health status of ex-head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar.
Naija News had earlier reported that the former head of state was flown out of Nigeria over health-related issues. There were speculations that Abdulsalami had a partial stroke and was flown to a hospital in the United Kingdom.
However, Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu has confirmed that the former Nigerian leader is sick and he is currently in London.
The presidential aide further stated that he is out of the hospital in London and he is in a private apartment, adding that there is no cause for alarm.
In a tweet via his verified Twitter handle on Monday, Shehu added that the former head of state is his jovial self and is also concerned about the developments back in Nigeria.
Following the development, some Nigerians took to social media to react to the health status of the former head of state and the challenges facing the health sector in Nigeria.
See some of the reactions below.
@DrKamalAyo wrote: “Alhamdulillah. Wishing him a quick and full recovery. I pray @NigeriaGov have a change of orientation & invest in our health infrastructure back at home.”
@Mazi_Chibuzor wrote: “How nuch will it even cost the federal govt to build just 6 intl standard hospitals in the 6 geopolitical zones.. how much? You guys keep making governance look like rocket science.”
@johnatina19 wrote: “How many times the US and UK prime minister don come Nigeria for medical trip, that is to tell you, our health sector is very bad that even the citizens can’t even take care to treat themselves here, what does it speak to you Akpa.”
@tjozoani wrote: “Alhamdulillah. May our govt invest in our hospitals so that in emergencies like this we won’t have to fly to other nations for medical care. Ameen🙏”
@Ibsall wrote: “At times you need to be sensitive to the way masses feel about leaders seeking healthcare services abroad and filter some of these tweets. Our healthcare sector is dying and una still dey rub am to our faces.”
@IamAsiwaju1 wrote: “May God perfect his healing. After 7years of Buhari and APC, the former Head of State couldn’t be treated in any Nigerian hospital. Shame!”
@iostream_Africa wrote: “What’s his business in London hospital? How many Nigerians can afford to go to London for treatment? The most unfortunate is that you are happily announcing this.”
@jikan_dudu wrote: “Wish him a quick recovery. But see how things are in poor conditions due to the negligence of our leaders. If Gen Abdussalam, his predecessors and successors handle Nigeria honestly, he shouldn’t be flown to London for treatment instead he will be treated at Minna his hometown.”