Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal, Wednesday, disclosed that Minister of Women Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Alhassan, is currently “recuperating from surgery in the US” after she was secretly flown out of the country for the surgery.
The SGF, who disclosed this at Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, also said apart from her, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu and the Minister of Environment (State), Ibrahim Jibril, are also sick and undergoing treatment.
Though he did not disclose if the latter two are abroad for treatment, SGF Lawal, however confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari is sick and on medical vacation in London.
Sources close to the Ministry of Women Affairs, said the minister “has been abroad since April”.
“She travelled to the US on health grounds but it was not made public”, our source said in a telephone chat.
Our source also said the nature of illness was not made known to staff of the ministry.
“All I know is that we stopped seeing her sometime in April, if not early May, and when we asked questions some of us were told that she had gone to the United states for treatment”, our source volunteered.