Statement from the Twitter handle of the Nigerian Presidency:
President @MBuhari has approved the immediate medical treatment of former Vice-President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, outside Nigeria. 1/
2/ The approval covers the immediate charter of an Air Ambulance for the emergency movement and the cost of treatment.
3/ President @MBuhari prays that God will grant the elder statesman speedy recovery.
Ekwueme, who recently turned 85 years old, went into a coma last weekend and was rushed to a hospital in Enugu. His family released a statement this week saying he is now in stable condition.