UPDATED: Buhari’s son, Yusuf, yet to be flown abroad, still at Abuja hospital

President Muhammadu Buhari and his son, Yusuf Buhari. [Photo credit: Pulse.ng]

Yusuf, President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, who was involved in an accident was still at Cedar Crest Hospital in Apo, Abuja as at 11:55 a.m. on Thursday.

Yusuf broke his limb and sustained a severe head injury on Tuesday night when he had a motorbike accident in Gwarinpa, Abuja, the presidency said on Wednesday.

Although a presidency source told PREMIUM TIMES he may be flown abroad for treatment, a visit to the private hospital on Thursday showed he was still receiving treatment there.

The wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, and that of the senate president, Toyin Saraki, where some of the officials seen at the hospital when PREMIUM TIMES visited.

Garba Shehu, Mr. Buhari’s spokesperson, also confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that Yusuf was yet to be flown abroad.

“It’s not true,” he said in a telephone call when asked about being flown abroad.

No further details were provided.

More detail later …


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  • Olu Badejo (B.sc, Msc, M.phil)

    Premium Times Editor,

    Premium Times is doing a yeoman’s job to keep Nigerians aware of plans to fly Buhari’s son abroad.
    This is critical news because it shows the government of Buhari itself does not think it has made the
    hospitals in Nigeria safe, and will rather escape abroad with their own family members, than die the
    cheap death their mostly hilarious CHANGE government has totally condemned Nigerians to suffer.

    • Frank Bassey

      oooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhh! Why can’t you people give us interesting news and worthwhile stories rather than bore us with this irrelevant story? Pls PT try and find a way to send this story to the Ministers, Senate members, Abike Dabiri & Co, useless state governors, special advisers, and all other politicians. This news is should not be placed on your website where we the suffering public come to. For all we care the boy can die and get lost. In other countries when citizens are in distress they are airlifted by air ambulances to hospitals anywhere in that country…and you need not be a VIP. But in Nigeria the rascally miscreant political class are the ones who use state resources to send self and family members abroad on air ambulances while the rest of the citizenry die of malaria and other minor diseases. By the way, what happened to the billions budgeted for ASO rock clinic? Buhari is a fraud star.

  • Arabakpura

    If it means taken him abroad for treatment, let them do so! It’s unfortunate that he engaged in a luxury sport and expensive game, he shouldn’t be denied his privileges as the son of the President within the limits of the law!

    • Julius

      Well said..My cousin had nothing to do with the government when he had an accident and he was also flown abroad for treatment. Its sad really that we do not have a single functioning hospital to take care of people like this young men and anybody in an accident. Young folks do dumb stuff all the time regardless of their parents.

  • Sanssouci

    This is not a political issue, fly him abroad abeg, do not play politics with the life of your only son since your detractors will find fault in what you do either way.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      This is not Buhari’s only soñ.

    • Mumussouci

      Mary Tubman the great Afro American slave abolishionist had you in mind when she famously declared; “…I freed 1,000 slaves, I could have freed 1,000 more only if they knew they were slaves”.

      Sure, slaves who love their chains as much as you do, remain slaves in perpetuity.

      • Sanssouci

        lol u created a moniker like mine just to reply me….I must have really gotten under your skin

        • Mumussouci

          God forbid bad thing. I would gladly prefer to accommodate Ebola under my skin than anything of slightest semblance to your miserable self.

        • MP-001* [Joint Chief]

          hahahaha ,,, ingenuity … the name is quite funny though bro

    • Commissioner for Happiness

      Correct, I will damn the critics and send the innocent boy abroad for treatment

      • Alahji

        Did they use oil money to fly your people to London when they were sick? Or do your people have five heads while the boy has only one?

        • Commissioner for Happiness

          Mba they used groundnut money to fly them all expenses paid chai

          • MP-001* [Joint Chief]

            good reply

        • Malik Isah

          This una pain sha

    • abodes_124

      I do not think there should be any concern that Buhari will allow likely adverse public reaction deter him from any action he wants to take. If perchance he does not to follow doctors best advice for his son’s treatment I am sure Aisha is capable of doing the necessary. For now he is in good hands and will do well.

  • Frank Bassey

    oooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhh! Why can’t you people give us interesting news and worthwhile stories rather than bore us with this irrelevant story? Pls PT try and find a way to send this story to the Ministers, Senate members, Abike Dabiri & Co, useless state governors, special advisers, and all other politicians. This news is should not be placed on your website where we the suffering public come to. For all we care the boy can die and get lost. In other countries when citizens are in distress they are airlifted by air ambulances to hospitals anywhere in that country…and you need not be a VIP. But in Nigeria the rascally miscreant political class are the ones who use state resources to send self and family members abroad on air ambulances while the rest of the citizenry die of malaria and other minor diseases. By the way, what happened to the billions budgeted for ASO rock clinic? Buhari is a fraud star.

  • L.K.G

    @ismaila_katakore:disqus

    It is not important where Muhamadu Buhari chooses to take his own son for treatment.
    The important thing is that no public funds must be taken, that’s all that concerns me.
    Muhamadu Buhari should pay for the air ambulance that will fly his son to anywhere.
    After that Muhamadu Buhari will have to explain where he got the money to pay.

    • KC

      Is there any funds at Buhari’s disposal that is not state funds? Shame on Nigerians who continue to live in denial that men who govern this country are complete dunces who are only self centered.

    • Alhaji

      Will you be able to supervise the money they will use to make sure it is not oil money his father will use to fly him to London? His father is a minister of petroleum, in case you forget.

      • Yego V

        They say Buhari is a man of integrity! Such a man is suppose to be a man of HONESTY.

        • Alhaji

          Are there any honest muslims on earth? If yes, devil must be a holy Arab then.

          • Malik Isah

            You are very intelligent

        • Otile

          Devil’s kind of integrity, you mean.

          • Malik Isah

            Otile, you still dey ? You never answer my question . I still dey wait as i know say you sabi everything

  • Gary

    Dear Aisha Buhari,
    Don’t let your husband and his inner circle sacrifice the life and wellbeing of your son for political posturing. If his father could spend almost half a year in a London hospital at public expense (along with a jet and crew on standby), adding Yusuf to the tab will not make any difference to the established fact of public funds spent taking care of your husband and his key aides. The boy actually needs specialized orthopedic care for what are probably serious bone injuries.

    If Aso Rock wants to pose, my advice then is ask Dangote to “sponsor” the medical evacuation so your son does not end up paralyzed or in a wheelchair for life.
    You are his mother, don’t let folks play politics with your son’s life. Fly him out immediately for his own good.
    P.S. A bit late now but why didn’t anyone tell the young man that taking a joyride around town on a motorbike amid biting nationwide fuel scarcity was terrible PR for his dad in the first place? In addition to the now-obvious risk to life and limb? Living in a fishbowl comes with along with the perks of public office.
    My best wishes to the kid. Again ignore the posing and avail your son of the best medical care you can access.

    • Yego V

      I have always respected your comments. I’m surprised though that you stopped shot of your advice to Aisha. I’m wondering if this were someone else’s child, what would be your advice to such a mother who hasn’t the capacity to fly her son abroad nor reach at Dangote. I want you know that we have many such AISHA’s.

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  • Gbogbone

    Me I don’t feel anything at all. I don’t feel sad or anything like that.
    I did not tell Buhari’s son to carry motorcycle and be riding it in Abuja.
    He carried the motorcycle by himself and so why should I feel sorry?

    Does the boy even know me to know if I feel sorry or not, why bother?

    I don’t like his father for his bad policy that destroyed my whole family.
    Half of my family is now retrenched from work, no income again for us.
    Was Buhari son feeling sorry for me at that time? Why should I feel sorry?

  • tsunami1earthquake

    Mr Buhari, my candid advice here is that you MUST NOT allow politics or political considerations overwhelm your thinking and reasoning here. Human life is now involved here and all emergencies must be employed to handle the situation.

    Yes, you would surely be criticized if you decided to fly your son abroad for treatment; and such a decision to fly him abroad might be hinged on the poor hospital and healthcare conditions in the country. However, if the ONLY OPTION now is to fly him abroad for treatment, then kindly do that NOW, to save his life!

    But, after doing this, you MUST SIT DOWN to begin to think how to rehabilitate ALL THE HOSPITALS in the country for the benefit of ALL CITIZENS in Nigeria who cannot afford to be flown abroad for medical treatment.

    This thinking is very important now.

    • MP-001* [Joint Chief]

      100% in support

    • Yego V

      Yes I agree that his son be flown out if that’s the ONLY OPTION. But as for rehabilitation of Nigerian hospitals to standard, sorry. If Buhari did not think of doing that after spending over 100 days in a foreign hospital, I don’t know what else will. Stupidly, Buhari thought that was the end of his medical needs. If he wont ensure the rehabilitation of hospitals because all NIGERIANS need it, then God will intervene.

  • man

    they should fly him immediately to london. this is the problem many nigerians are facing. simple injuries, the hospitals can not treat. if you no get plane money, that is it. the govt must understand that this problem must be fixed.

    the boy must enjoy the best bikes, the best everything, enjoy enjoy enjoy..