Mr Mamman Daura, the nephew of President Mohammadu Buhari was on Wednesday reportedly flown to the United Kingdom for urgent medical treatment, according to a report by SaharaReporters.
“Daura, 79, was said to have been flown in a private jet to the UK on Wednesday after exhibiting respiratory difficulties with symptoms similar to coronavirus since last Friday,” the report read.
Daura made the trip at a time the ban imposed on international flights as one of the ways of curtailing further spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria has not been lifted.
However, a source in the Presidency says it is it would be wrong and inappropriate for the Presidency to speak on Daura’s personal issues because he is not a government official.
The source said “Is he (Daura) a government official? Is that how the Presidency has been speaking officially on the movement of private citizens? I think it will be unfair to expect the Presidency to speak on this,” the source said.