The Senate Minority Leader and former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, who recently flew to London for treatment following a road traffic accident, was questioning Osagie Enahire during the Senate’s ministerial confirmation hearings.
As Enahire is a surgeon, the assumption was that he would be appointed Minister of Health. So Akpabio said: “I was privileged to build the biggest hospital in West Africa”. This was meant to be the preamble before he asked a question about recruitment of medical staff.
Before Akpabio could get to the relevant part of his question, a fellow senator heckled several times: “But you went abroad for treatment”.
Incidentally, Enahire is the brother-in-law of billionaire and former military junta member Theophilus Danjuma.