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First Lady, Aisha Buhari flown to Dubai for treatment

Valentine Chinyem

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Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari, has been flown to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates for treatment after she came down with severe neck pain.

A top Presidency official who confirmed the news, said the first lady was flown out of the country during the Sallah holiday last week after complaining of neck pain for about two weeks prior to the festivities.

She was said to have started vacing the neck pain shortly after she returned to Abuja from a trip to Lagos in July where she had visited Florence, widow of former Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi, who died of COVID-19 complications on June 25, 2020.

The Presidential aide who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “The First Lady started having severe neck pain during the 2019 Presidential electioneering. And she sought treatment abroad afterwards.

“However, recently the pain returned and was even worse than the first time. So, she was flown out last week. It was indeed a medical emergency.”

However when contacted on the telephone, Mrs. Buhari’s spokesman, Aliyu Abdullah, said he was not aware if his principal was out of the country or not.

“I have not been to the Villa for the last two weeks so I cannot say for sure if she is in the country or not. However, I can categorically tell you that there is no emergency,” he said.