The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed on Wednesday said the federal government can not that disclose how much President Muhammadu Buhari spent on his medical vacation in the United Kingdom to avoid jeopardizing national security.
Speaking to State House correspondents the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting today, he said:
“This matter has come several times and our position on the matter is quite straight forward. What are the President’s conditions of service? What are his entitlements in terms of his wellbeing and health care? The state is supposed to take responsibility for these.
“We believe that asking for how much has been spent on the health of the President is an issue that we should weigh very well both for national security and also for moral issues.
“I don’t know why we must divulge such very sensitive information. I might be wrong but I don’t have experience elsewhere that the President of any country will be ill and be forced to disclose how much the state has spent on his health.
‘Yes, there is Freedom of Information Act but it is also carved in such a way that when such information is likely to endanger national security, I think it is an area that is not covered.” he said