The wife of the President, Aisha Bihari, on Monday paid an unscheduled visit to the State House Clinic in Abuja.
Mrs. Buhari had last week attacked the management of hospital for their inability to provide basic drugs and equipment despite billions of naira proposed for the hospital in successive budgets.
She said instead of providing badly needed essentials, the management chose to be constructing new building blocks.
The Permanent Secretary in the State House, Jalal Arabi, said in a statement on Sunday that the hospital received only N1.2 billion within the last three years.
A source, who was at the hospital when Mrs. Buhari’s team arrived, said that “the management took her round the Hospital showing her both the new and old buildings.”
Our source also said Mrs. Buhari had a “short interaction” with some of the staff before leaving the complex.
Mrs. Buhari last week said she had to use the services of a private clinic owned by non-Nigerians after she was told that the X-Ray machine at the Aso Clinic is not functional.
In the wake of the attack by the wife of the president, Mr. Arabi had said in a separate statement that the management is considering commercialising the hospital.