From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari has spoken about their near crash experience with her daughter, Hanan, on their way back from United Arab Emirate (UAE).
Both were women were travelling on Nigerian Air Force flight when the plane ran into turbulence.
The First Lady, commended the flight crew for their professionalism in handling the plane and landing safely.
She made the disclosure on Saturday night on her verified Twitter handle, @aishambuhari.
Mrs. Buhari said: “I want to use this opportunity to thank all Nigerians for their prayers and well wishes while I was away for medical treatment in the United Arabs Emirates (UAE). I am well now and fully recovered and had since returned back home, Nigeria.
“On our way back, the Nigerian Air Force Flight encountered a violent clear air turbulence which was navigated safely and professionally by the Captain and crew of the Flight.
“I want to commend and appreciate the courage and professionalism of the Captain and his crew, the wonderful gallant service men and women of the entire Nigerian Air Force for their dedication to duty and the quality of maintenance of its Fleet.
“I recall hosting the private healthcare Providers earlier in the year and we had a very productive engagement where the issue of building the capacity of Nigeria health sector was the major focus, and funding was discovered to be the major challenge.
“I therefore call on the healthcare providers to take the advantage of the Federal Government’s initiative through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) guidelines for the operation of NGN100 Billion Credit Support for the Healthcare Sector as was released recently contained in a circular dated March 25, 2020 to the Commercial Banks. This will no doubt help in building and expanding the capacity of the Nigerian health sector and ultimately reduce medical trips and tourism outside the Country.
“Once again, I thank our front-line workers, and all Nigerians for their steadfast as we navigate the challenges facing the entire world.”