Presidency Clears Air on Report Of Buhari's Nephew, Daura Being Flown Abroad For Medical Amid Restriction

The presidency on Wednesday dispelled reports suggesting that President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Malaikm Mamman Daura, had been flown out of the country for medical checkup, saying renowned industrialists was in sound health.

It was reacting to a report alleging that Daura was flown to the United Kingdom to seek urgent medical attention.

The report also claimed that Daura is experiencing respiratory difficulties with COVID-19 related symptoms since last Friday.

Meanwhile, a top presidency source said that the elder statesman only traveled to London for a long scheduled business trip.

The source who pleaded anonymity said that Daura is in good health, and he will return after finishing the business engagement that necessitated his trip to the United Kingdom.

“Daura is fine, and in good health. The rumour that he was flown abroad was baseless and false. He is in London for a business trip that was long planned. Once he is done, he will return,” he told LEADERSHIP.


The source who said he had earlier spoke to Mamman Daura noted that “there is no iota of truth in the story”, even as he urged Nigerians to “disregard is it.

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