President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the immediate medical treatment overseas of former Vice President, Dr. Alrx Ekwueme.
Ekwueme’s health had deteriorated within the week.
In a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, the president gave the approval after a brief he received on Friday on the medical condition of the former Vice president.
The statement reads:
“President Muhammadu Bubari 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” the statement stated