Aisha Buhari while speaking after a medical trip to Dubai, has said there is an urgent need to develop the health sector in order to reduce medical tourism.
She was recently flown to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), for medical treatment.
In a statement on arrival from her trip, the first lady thanked Nigerians for their prayers and well wishes, adding that she has fully recovered.
She thus advised healthcare providers to take advantage of the federal government’s N100 billion credit support for the sector
She said “I recall hosting the private healthcare Providers earlier in the year and we had a very productive engagement where the issue of building the capacity of Nigeria health sector was the major focus, and funding was discovered to be the major challenge”.
She further advised saying “I, therefore, call on the healthcare providers to take the advantage of the Federal Government’s initiative through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) guidelines for the operation of NGN100 Billion Credit Support for the Healthcare Sector”.
This she said will no doubt help in building and expanding the capacity of the Nigerian health sector and ultimately reduce medical trips and tourism outside the Country.
She however thanked all and sundry saying “I want to use this opportunity to thank all Nigerians for their prayers and well wishes while I was away for medical treatment. I am well now and fully recovered and have since returned back home, Nigeria”.
She also commended the Captain and his crew saying “On our way back, the Nigerian Air force Flight encountered a violent clear air turbulence which was navigated safely and professionally by the Captain and crew of the Flight”.