Nigerians went awol as the first lady, wife of the president, Mrs Aisha Buhari, advocated the use of traditional medicine as an integral part of health care services, urging them to embrace it for the treatment it offers through the use of natural plants and herbs.
Though represented by Hajiya Hajo Sani, she made the call in Abuja, at the book(s) presentation of three books by Zainab Sharif, a Pharmacist and Director / Head of Department, Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines (TCAM), Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH).
This obviously did not go down well with the citizenry as they did not mince words in lambasting her for making the call.
Below are some of their reactions on twitter:
@AbubakarHarunn wrote: It’s always amusing how Nigerian elites derived satisfaction by misleading and jeopardizing citizens health and lives through misleading advise.
They might be politically correct, and most times they are, but never sincere.
@FabunmiAdeyemi wrote: She knows that many Nigerians cannot afford medical trip abroad and our health facilities are in a state of comatose, hence she advice the common man to use traditional medicine which is very cheap and affordable.
@toniehard wrote: After the yearly billions of naira budget on Aso rock clinic abi. Husband vowed to ban medical tourism but na him be the patron of the medical tourist.
@PatrickKelv wrote: Why allow her husband to travel to London for treatment when she can treat him with tradmed
@NathanOmemam wrote: … while your Buhari is in London receiving better health Care. Woman respect yourself 😡. What is it that this APC Federal government will do or say without Nigerians feeling sad for ever encountering them🙆?
@GentleStephen1 wrote: Yeah she needs to. While her husband seek medical care abroad leaving Nigerian doctors without salary.
@starlight4real wrote: From where? …… A first lady left her country, and became a permanent resident in Dubai …only in Nigeria.