Emerging report indicates that the Senate, has on Thursday, told State House Officials to restrain President Muhammadu Buhari from foreign trips for medical treatment, in order to ensure that the State House Clinic becomes functional before the end of 2020.
The Senate Committee on Federal Character and Intergovernmental Affairs, gave the warning when the State House Permanent Secretary, Tijani Umar, appeared before the Panel to defend his 2021 budget estimates.
The State House Officials presented a budget of N19.7 billion for 2021, out of which N1.3 billion was proposed for the State House Clinic.
Reacting to the proposal, the Chairman of the Senate Panel, Senator Danjuma La’ah, said that the Committee would approve the budget for the State House Clinic, but insisted that the President and other top Officials of his government, should no longer be flown abroad for medical treatment.
The Permanent Secretary in an interview with Journalists, after defending his budget, promised to put necessary arrangements in place to meet to the medical needs of the President and other top Officials, once the budget is approved.
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