The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, has followed the
footsteps of her daughter, Zahra, by criticising the management of Aso
Zahra Buhari had last week taken to her Instagram
page to criticise the Permanent Secretary of the State House, Jalal
Arabi, for his inability to provide even Paracetamol tablets to the
clinic despite a budget of N3 billion for the provision of drugs to the
Speaking Monday at a stakeholders meeting on
Reproductive, Maternal, Nutrition, Child Advocacy and Health and
Nutrition, RMNCAH+N, at the State House, Abuja, Mrs. Buhari said she
recently fell ill and was advised to travel to London for treatment, but
“I called the Aso Clinic to find out if they have an X-Ray machine, they said it’s not working
“In the end I had to go to a hospital owned and operated by foreigners 100 per cent
is a budget for the Hospital and if you go there now, you will see a
number of constructions going on but they don’t have a single syringe
there. What is the purpose of the buildings if there are no equipment
there to work with?”
“You can imagine what happens across the states to governors wives if this will happen to me in Abuja,” she said.
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Aso Rock Clinic management said last week it was short of funds for
major projects and purchases and would demand the commercialisation of
the clinic’s operations for efficiency.