We Don’t Know How Much Buhari’s Treatment In UK Cost – CBN
So, Nigeria’s central banker, CBN does not know how much President Muhammad Buhari spent in London to treat himself while he was sick last year.
Apparently, a group known as Incorporated Trustees of Advocacy for Societal Rights Advancement and Development Initiative, had tried to use The Freedom of Information Act to get the CBN to disclose how much Buhari’s medical tourism cost Nigeria’s tax payers.
But the CBN said it didn’t have the information and then referred the group to Buhari’s Chief of Staff.
The group then dragged the apex bank to court, but the CBN and its governor, Godwin Emefiele insist it still does not have the information and that the best place for the group to direct its inquiry is the Chief of Staff’s office.
The CBN and Emefiele argued that it was not within their immediate responsibilities to provide such information on the treatment of the President.
They also do not know what it cost the country to keep the presidential aircraft and crew for 103 days at the Stansted Airport in the United Kingdom while President Buhari’s medical treatment lasted.
They therefore urged the court to vacate an earlier ex parte order granting leave to the applicant to apply for “a prerogative order of mandamus” compelling them to provide the information requested.
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