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“It is immoral for leaders to seek medical treatment overseas” – Shehu Sani


No president or governor has the moral standing of going outside Nigeria in search of medical care. Senator Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the 7th Assembly, made this assertion today in Kano.

Delivering an opening remarks at an Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Program organized by Societal Healthcare Organisation (SHO), Mr. Sani said, “No president or governor should feel morally justified to travel outside the country for medical attention.” If they had provided the needed medical facilities they won’t have the need for flying outside to attend to their medical needs.

Although cancer is not a death sentence, he said due to near absence of facilities for an effective care of breast and indeed any cancer case is a terminal disease in Nigeria. Nigeria has not learned any lesson from the covid-19 pandemic, he said.

In his remarks, the Chairman of the occasion, former governor of Niger State, Alhaji Babangida Aliyu, called on Non-Governmental Organizations to get involved in services and programmes that will have direct impact on the life of masses as governments are not able to cater for the needs of the society. He commended SHO for creating awareness on cancer and other health issues.


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