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President Buhari approves immediate overseas treatment for Ekwueme

President Buhari on Friday ordered that ailing former Vice President Alex Ekwueme be flown abroad for medical treatment.

Mr. Buhari authorised the trip after being briefed on Mr. Ekwueme’s condition.

The former vice president, who turned 85 in October, reportedly collapsed in his Enugu residence on Sunday.

On Monday, his family said in a statement that the former leader’s health was stable.

Mr. Buhari’s directive covers “the immediate charter of an Air Ambulance for the emergency movement and the cost of treatment”, a statement signed by spokesperson Garba Shehu said.

Mr. Buhari “prays that God will grant the elder statesman speedy recovery”, it added.

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About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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