By Ismaila Chafe
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate medical treatment of former Vice-President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, outside the country.
Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, in a statement issued in Abuja, said the President’s approval followed a brief he received on Friday over the medical condition of the former Vice-President.
Shehu said the approval covered 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 said.
Ekwueme was reported to have collapsed in his house on Sunday and is currently receiving treatment in a private hospital in Enugu.