By Wisdom Deji-Folutile
Aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Lauretta Onochie, on Wednesday chided critics of her boss for condemning his medical trip to London.
Recall that on March 30, 2021, Buhari left for the United Kingdom for routine medical checks.
She said, “I do not know any man who will have a different barber cut his hair when the one he is used to is not available. I don’t know any lady who would have her hair or nails done by a different hairdresser or technician from her usual, let alone, change her doctor.
“I do not understand why the pandemic has negatively affected certain people more than the rest of us. People across the world, have personal physicians. President Buhari is not an exception. People go to wherever their personal doctors are especially one they have seen for decades.
“President Buhari won’t dump his doctor of about 40 years so that wailers can be happy. That’s blackmail. Thankfully, he doesn’t pay blackmailers.”
Onochie alluded that if people took their health more seriously, they would understand the importance of Buhari’s annual medical checks.
She added, “It goes to show that many of us do not go for check-ups because we do not understand what it means. We only see doctors when we are unwell. Those who take their health seriously, have annual check-ups. That’s what President Buhari is attending to.