Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has has given approval for the ailing former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme to be flown abroad for medical treatment.
The President who made this known in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu on Friday, gave the approval after he was briefed on the medical condition of Ekwueme.
The approval given by the President according to the statement covered the cost of chartering an air ambulance for the emergency movement and the cost of treatment.
President Buhari prayed God to grant the elder statesman a speedy recovery.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate medical treatment of the 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”, the statement reads.
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