In spite of request by groups and organizations requesting that President Muhammadu Buhari to disclose how much it spent for his medical treatment in United Kingdom, the Federal Government has said it will not bow to any pressure to made known the amount spent for President Muhammadu Buhari’s medical treatment in the UK.
Speaking today after the Federal Executive Council meeting which was chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Information minister Lai Mohammed said requesting information on the president’s medical bill has national security and moral issues Implications.
Speaking Lai said; “This matter has come several times and our position on the matter is quite straight forward.
“What are the president’s conditions of service? What are his entitlements in terms of his well-being and health care? The state is supposed to take responsibility for these.
“We believe that asking for how much has been spent on the health of the President is an issue that we should weigh very well both for national security and also for moral issues.
“I don’t know why we must divulge such very sensitive information. I might be wrong, but I don’t have experience elsewhere that the president of any country will be ill and be forced to disclose how much the state has spent on his health.
“Yes, there is Freedom of Information Act, but it is also carved in such a way that when such information is likely to endanger national security, I think it is an area that is not covered.”