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Nigerians deserve to know the nature of Buhari’s illness – Nigerian Medical Association

Nigerians deserve to know the nature of Buhari’s illness – Nigerian Medical Association
Days after President Buhari demanded an extension of his vacation; the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has demanded the president to address the nation to allay fears of his death.

According to New Telegraph, the National President of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Prof. Mike Ogirima, called on the Presidency to be transparent about the situation of the president's health.

Ogrirma said: “Nigerians deserve to know the nature of the sickness afflicting their president.”

The national president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), John Onyebueze was also in support of the NMA calls.

Onyebueze said: “In a family where a father or mother is sick and the circumstance surrounding the illness is hidden from the children, this creates suspicion and mutual distrust.

“As a nation and country, we don't need this distrust. The nature of the president's ailment should be disclosed. Nigerians praying for Buhari should know the exact nature of his illness to enable them channel their prayers properly.

“As individuals, as Nigerians and as patriotic citizens of this country, we empathise with President Buhari and his family over the health challenges facing him.

“We should rally round and pray for the quick recovery of the President, rather than make a jest of the situation. He needs our support, our prayers and everything we can do as

Meanwhile, the special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, has said that only the president can tell Nigeria about his current state of health.

Asked about the current state of the president's health, Adesina who spoke on Sunday Politics, a programme on Channels TV on Sunday, February 5, said:[i] “I am sure it will get to a point when the President has to disclose the status of his health if it needs to be disclosed. If it's something serious enough to disclose, I am sure he will disclose it."

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