The Presidency has debunked claims that President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura, had been flown out of the country for medical checkup.
According to the Presidency, Mamman Daura is hale and hearty.
According to a recent report by Sahara Reporters, the 79-year-old top confidant of the president was said to have been flown to the UK in a private jet on Wednesday, 19th August 2020.
Mamman Daura was said to have been experiencing respiratory difficulties with COVID-19 related symptoms since last Friday.
Reacting to the report, a top presidency source who confided in LEADERSHIP said the elder statesman only traveled to London for a long scheduled business trip. The unnamed source said;
“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”.
The source who said he had earlier spoken to Mamman Daura maintained vehemently that “there is no iota of truth in the story”, even as he urged Nigerians to “disregard it”.