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Friday, 3 November 2017

JUST IN:Buhari President orders ailing Ekwueme be flown abroad for treatment

Dr Alex EkwuemeSome media reports, however, claim that Ekwueme may have been flown abroad in an air ambulance last night.

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that ailing former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, be flown abroad for medical treatment.
The President gave the order on Friday, November 3, a statement by Buhari's Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said.
The Presidential spokesman said that the President approving Ekwueme's treatment abroad means that the cost of chartering an air ambulance for the journey and the cost of his treatment would be covered by the Federal Government.
The statement reads, "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."

Ekwueme, 85, was on Sunday, October 29,  2017, admitted into the hospital for a chest infection.
Some media reports, however, claim that the ex-Vice President may have been flown abroad in an air ambulance last night.

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