Friday, 3 November 2017

Buhari orders overseas treatment for ailing ex-VP Alex Ekwueme

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday order that former Vice President Alex Ekwueme who has been diagnosed of chest infection be flown abroad for medical treatment.

Ekwueme is currently being treated in a hospital in Enugu state.

According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President gave the order after he received a brief on Ekwueme’s medical condition.

He said the approval covers cost of chartering an air ambulance for the journey and the cost of his treatment.

The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate medical treatment of former Vice-President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, outside the country.

“The approval followed a brief the President received Friday on the medical condition of the former Vice-President.

“The approval covers the immediate charter of an Air Ambulance for the emergency movement and the cost of treatment.

“President Buhari prays that God will grant the elder statesman speedy recovery.”

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