Every Nigerian has the right to seek medical attention anywhere within and outside Nigeria. However, no public official of the government of Nigeria shall be sponsored for medical checkup or treatment abroad at public expense, except in exceptional cases on the recommendation and referral by the medical board and approval of the Minister or Commissioner for Health as the case may be.

See Section 46 of the National Health Act.

Arome Abu is the Managing Partner of TCLP.

CAVEAT: Note that this information is provided for general enlightenment purposes and is not intended to be any form of legal advice.

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