The president of Nigeria has ordered that one time vice president of Nigeria be treated overseas.
The senior special assistant on Media and Publicity to the president, Garba Shehu said the message was passed across to him from the president when he learnt of the one time vice president’s state of health.
His 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.”