Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has said he is not sure if the Federal Government foots the bill for the medical treatment of the President.
The President had travelled to London for medical treatment since May 7.
Buhari had earlier spent 49 days, treating an undisclosed ailment, which he said needed him to undergo blood transfusion.
While speaking on Politics Today on Channels TV on Monday, Adesina said he was not sure who was paying for the President’s treatment.
The anchor, Seun Okinbaloye asked, “Who is paying for the president’s treatment?”
“Does it matter at this point?” Adesina responded.
Okinbaloye retorted, “We need to know, he is our president. He is a public official. This shouldn’t be shrouded in secrecy.”
Then Adesina said: “I do not know who is paying, but as a president, he has a right to be treated by the country.”
“Nigeria is taking care of the bill?” Okinbaloye asked, and Adesina responded, “Most likely. I don not know for sure.”
While speaking in the media team’s visit to the President, he said Buhari has fully recovered but was awaiting his doctors’ order.
“The president I saw was sharp, he was smart, he was lucid. The president I saw was almost completely mending,” Adesina said.
“But like I said in the statement we issued, he will come when his doctors say ‘it’s time to go home’.
He dismissed reports that the President has not returned because he is too frail to travel.
“Once the doctors certify him, he will surely come back… If you know the president, at the peak of his performance when he just assumed the presidency and went to different parts of the world, you will know that he is a man of tremendous energy and tremendous ability.
“If a man was heal and he has mended, that means he can do what he used to and even more.”