President Buhari has the right to keep his ailment private – Minister of Health

The Minister of Health

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, joined the group that support President Buhari ailment details to be kept private.

Adewole says President Buhari has the right to keep his ailment private in his chat with ThisDAY, Nigerians have failed to manage information very well. He said when President Buhari’s son, Yusuf, was operated on, some Nigerians went out to spread false news that Yusuf had died.

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In his statement “You have forgotten that as our president, he is also an individual. Unfortunately, we still, as a country, we cannot handle information. The president’s son was operated; they said he was dead.

You see, it is a strange country and so we do not respect people’s right to privacy and confidentiality. We also have no respect for doctor-patient relationship,” the minister said.

President Buhari has since assuming office, made quite a number of trips to the UK to see his medical doctor and has kept details of the ailment to himself, a stand many Nigerians have found very offensive since he is a sitting president.

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