Presidency Says Buhari’s Son Not Flown To Germany
The Presidency in Nigeria has dismissed reports that Yusuf Buhari, the son of the President, has been flown to Germany for medical treatment after his bike accident that resulted in a broken limb and a head injury.
It says the report is fake news.
Reports had emerged on Thursday that Yusuf had been flown to Germany two days after he was involved in the bike accident around Gwarimpa area of Abuja.
Dismissing the reports as fake news, Mr Garba Shehu, a spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari, said in a text message on Thursday in Abuja that Yusuf was still being treated at a private hospital in Abuja.
Some of the reports had linked the information to a reliable source following the incident.
The presidency did not, however, provide evidence that he was still in Nigeria.
Mr Shehu had on Wednesday in a statement confirmed that the son of the President, Yusuf Buhari, who was involved in a bike accident, was in stable condition.
According to him, Yusuf had the accident on Tuesday night around Gwarimpa area in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
Shehu said Buhari junior broke a limb and also sustained an injury on the head as a result of the incident.
“He has undergone surgery at a clinic in Abuja. He is in a stable condition.
“The President and his wife, Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari are thankful to Nigerians for the good wishes and prayers for their son,” the presidential spokesman said.
Critics have said that taking Yusuf abroad for treatment will not be in the best interest of the current administration that had promised to check medical tourism that had gulped huge amount of money from the nation with ailing health sector.
It is not clear what caused the accident on Boxing Day.