Former military Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida popularly knows as IBB, has returned to Nigeria after rumor that he was dead. IBB arrived Minna International Airport from a medical trip in Germany. He called while in Germany to dispel the rumor that he was dead.
The common practice of politicians travelling outside the country to receive treatment has come under scrutiny as citizens are increasingly attacking it as a selfish act that benefit only the rich and political elites. Also, many have criticized it as a waste of tax payers money and that it perpetuates the neglect of the medical industry in the country. President Buhari recently left the country to the United Kingdom to receive treatment for ear infection and has been criticized both nationally and internationally for seeking treatment abroad while the majority of the population suffer for lack of healthcare.