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Buhari approves Ekwueme’s travel and treatment in foreign hospital

Pres. Buhari and former VP Ekwueme in a meeting at the State House. May 2016

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Buhari approves Ekwueme’s travel and treatment in foreign hospital

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.

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